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WTW appoints Fox Carney as climate transition advisor

25th October 2021 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has appointed Diana Fox Carney to the climate, resilience and ESG solutions teams within its Climate Resilience Hub, which serves corporates and public sector institutions in North America and worldwide.

As a development economist, Fox Carney developed early insights on global sustainability risks and the challenges for institutions seeking low carbon, net zero futures.

Previously she led research at the IPPR think tank and former Executive Director of Pi Capital and has held senior roles at think tanks in Canada and the UK, focused primarily on energy and climate.

“I am very excited to be joining the team at Willis Towers Watson, which has been at the forefront of innovation around understanding and managing risk,” said Fox Carney.

“The company’s unique skill-set, combining exceptionally deep analytical capabilities on climate with very wide engagement on critical issues such as human capital management and board level advisory work, gives it enormous potential to make a real difference for clients. I very much look forward to contributing to this work.”

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Rowan Douglas, head of Willis Towers Watson’s Climate and Resilience Hub, also commented: “We worked with Diana in 2015 to support groundbreaking climate policy research at IPPR and then at Pi Capital. With her move back to Canada we are delighted that she has joined WTW to serve our clients and drive innovations to support the resilient, net zero and just transition in the Climate Decade ahead.”

John Bremen, Head of Innovation & Acceleration for Willis Towers Watson, added: “Diana is one of the world’s leading sustainability experts, and it is a true privilege for us to connect with her wealth of knowledge and experience in this area to help our clients around the world navigate the transition to a low carbon economy.”

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