Becky Kreutter Swanson
Senior Consultant
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Becky is a Senior Consultant in the firm’s New York office. She joined Oliver Wyman in July 2019 after working in federal and local government on climate, resilience, and building and land use projects.

Becky became interested in climate and sustainability after taking a class on it in high school: “One of our assignments was to imagine a redesign of our home using only renewable energy, including reaching out to suppliers for quotes, mocking up the design, and estimating electricity generation. I got really in the weeds on installing micro-hydro systems, and after that, I was hooked.”

After earning a BA in Public and International Affairs with an Environmental Studies certificate from Princeton, Becky began her career in government as a Scholar in the Nation’s Service Initiative Fellow. She spent two years working on climate resilience and clean energy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, US Global Change Research Program, and NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency before earning a Master’s in Public affairs.

When I looked at jobs coming out of grad school, Oliver Wyman was doing some of the most exciting work on climate financial risk.

Since joining Oliver Wyman, Becky has worked primarily on climate projects, including helping build Climate Credit Analytics, a climate scenario analysis suite for financial institutions to measure portfolio- and counterparty-level risk, and supporting the work of a leading organization focused on climate disclosures. “The economics of climate change have always fascinated me,” she notes. “How do you create the right incentives, regulations, and market mechanisms so that companies and financial institutions see it in their best interest to support decarbonization?”

Formerly a collegiate rower, Becky has since taken up biking around Central Park during the week and hiking on the weekends. She finds time to “geek out” about climate in her spare time, and even got engaged on Mauna Loa, the volcano from which NOAA tracks the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.