Alex Bernhardt, Principal and Head of Responsible Investment, Mercer in the US
Alex Bernhardt, Principal and Head of Responsible Investment (RI) for Mercer in the US, is a noted expert in catastrophe, weather and financial risk management. In his role as US RI leader Alex is driving innovation in environmental and social risk assessment for investors of all types and sizes with a focus on climate change. He also facilitates strategic governance exercises with investor boards around sustainability and ESG integration.
Prior to joining Mercer, Alex was a senior vice president at Guy Carpenter, another Marsh & McClennan operating company, where he founded and ran the firm's GC Micro Risk Solutions® division focused on designing and developing index-based micro(re)insurance programs for development banks, microfinance institutions and insurers. Additionally, he supported the firm's broader growth efforts advising public and private risk bearing entities on a variety of issues with a focus on disaster risk management, energy liability and credit risk. He received a BA in English from the University of Puget Sound, where he was a Coolidge Otis Chapman Honors Scholar.