Global insurance broker Marsh has appointed Amy Barnes to the newly created role of head of Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy.
Barnes will relocate to London later this year from Houston, Texas, and report to Lucy Clarke, president, Marsh JLT Specialty and Global Placement.
In her new role, Barnes will be responsible for leading Marsh’s global strategy on the development of climate and sustainability-related initiatives for clients, particularly in relation to the impact of a changing physical risk landscape, improving access to capital for green initiatives, and a more thorough understanding of climate-related project risk.
She will also participate in Marsh & McLennan’s (MMC) Sustainability and Climate Change program, which focuses on developing sustainability and climate change services across MMC.
Barnes is currently U.S. and Canada Energy & Power Leader within Marsh JLT Specialty assisting clients with risk and insurance issues, particularly in relation to the transition from fossil fuels to renewables. She joined Marsh in 2001 as an environmental consultant, and has held a number of senior international insurance and risk advisory positions over the last 20 years in the UK and U.S.
Clarke said Marsh is “investing significantly” in capabilities to support clients in “achieving their climate and sustainability-related goals.”
“As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a tremendous opportunity for organizations to place sustainability and climate change at the heart of their resilience,” Barnes said.
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