Robert Bailey

Partner, Insurance & Asset Management, Oliver Wyman
Climate change is redrawing the risk landscape. Not only must businesses and governments build resilience to mounting climate impacts on assets, markets, supply chains and communities, they must also navigate disruptive climate policies and regulations. These challenges also create opportunities. New markets and business models are emerging for corporations able to respond to the changing landscape, whilst governments can achieve win-wins by aligning climate action with wider policy objectives such as health and resource efficiency.

Based in London, Rob is a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Insurance & Asset Management Practice, where he specializes in climate and sustainability. He brings over twenty years of professional experience to the role, having worked with numerous financial institutions, corporations, governments, and international organizations on climate change and sustainable development issues. 

Prior to rejoining Oliver Wyman, Rob was Director of Climate & Sustainability at Marsh McLennan, and Director of the Energy, Environment and Resources Department at Chatham House; before that he was responsible for climate change at a major international NGO. 

Rob is a frequent public speaker, has published widely on climate and sustainable development, and has held numerous advisory positions. He was a lead author for the United Nation’s Sixth Global Environment Outlook, a specialist adviser to the UK International Development Committee, and sits on the board of the Centre for Disaster Protection and the advisory committee of the Mercer Sustainable Opportunities Fund. 

Rob has a BA in natural sciences from Cambridge University and an MSc in development from the London School of Economics.