Kathy Baughman McLeod
climate Risk and finance expert
Kathy Baughman McLeod is a recognized global expert on environment, climate change, finance and risk, with an exceptional track record of spearheading innovation for multinational organizations. A pioneer in the field of climate change, she blends passion for science, strategy, development and finance with exceptional leadership skills to deliver groundbreaking solutions. Kathy has been a trusted advisor to leaders across a wide array of industries including insurance, financial services and tourism. She has shown proven success in designing and negotiating forward-thinking policies with local, provincial, and international governments and civil society organizations that sustain economic growth, reduce the causes and risks of climate change and protect vulnerable communities.
Kathy is the award-winning producer of the documentary film series, The Nature of People, as well as a regular contributing author and sought-after keynote speaker. She regularly serves as a subject matter expert for local and national media, and is a frequent presenter at international conferences and industry meetings. Recent speaking engagements include the Aspen Ideas Festival, the inaugural Ocean Risk Summit, the C40 Financing Sustainable Cities Forum, the UN Ocean Conference, the UN Framework for Climate Change Convention, as well as problem solving sessions at the Rockefeller Bellagio Center and Swiss Re’s Rüschlikon Centre for Global Dialogue.