Kathy Baughman McLeod

Senior Vice-President; Global Environmental and Social Risk Executive, Bank of America Corporation

Kathy Baughman McLeod is senior vice president of global environmental and social risk at Bank of America and an expert on environment, climate change, risk and sustainable finance and is a pioneer in the field of climate resilience. At Bank of America her work includes leading the Bank’s efforts to assess the risks and opportunities of climate change to its multiple lines of business. Baughman McLeod was previously managing director of climate risk and resilience for The Nature Conservancy, where she launched their “Insuring Nature” program and focused on building climate strategies and finance for vulnerable coastal communities in the Caribbean, Asia Pacific, Australia and in Mexico. She was a renewable-energy finance and climate advisor for corporate clients, and deputy chief of staff to the State of Florida Chief Financial Officer, among other positions. She served on the Florida Energy and Climate Commission, is a policy fellow of the French Foreign Ministry and produced the award-winning documentary film series, The Nature of People. She holds an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and an MS in Geography and a BS in International Affairs from Florida State University.