The stories we like most at Oliver Wyman are about people who grabbed on to a challenge — often a lonely one — and wouldn’t let go until they’d pushed our whole firm into a different orbit. Our founders were entrepreneurs. To create a company that changes things, they reasoned, we’d need men and women who are unafraid, and who recognize the moment of change when it arrives. Or, better yet, see it coming. It’s not easy. But it’s a big part of what makes Oliver Wyman, Oliver Wyman.
Here are three stories
of people who
led without a mandate.
The Green Team, grOW, the Global Sustainability Network, Green Champions, and the TerraCycle waste elimination initiative.
The Green Traveler program, winner of Sabre Holdings’ Visionary award for greenest travel program.
iBuyGREEN, a new supply-chain partnership with global suppliers to reduce direct and indirect emissions, improve resource utilization, and reduce costs.
Integration of sustainability initiatives in recruiting and onboarding for all new hires.
Specific, firm-wide energy reduction and recycling/waste management targets — and public reporting of our performance.
How Oliver Wyman’s new social impact programme
is gaining traction in the UK — and beyond.
Expanding funding options for startups and small businesses
Creating new models for impact investing by corporations
Amplifying the effectiveness of a nonprofit that equips young people with business skills
Helping a food reclamation charity expand its reach
Planning an expansion of secondary education in Zambia
Turbocharging university research to address income inequality
Assessing a radical new way to fund charities in the UK