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Winds of change? Why offshore wind might be the next big thing

– Falling costs and rising acceptance are promising signs, but the industry needs to keep improving.

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The circular economy: Moving from theory to practice

– A special collection of articles about the transition taking place as companies use circular-economy concepts to capture more... value from resources and to provide customers with better experiences.
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McKinsey on Sustainability & Resource Productivity, Number 4

– This publication offers some ideas about whether—and how—the global economy can be nudged onto a less resource-intensive... path toward sustainable growth.
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Unlocking Industrial Resource Productivity: 5 Core Beliefs to Increase Profits through Energy, Material, and Water Efficiency

– This book explains how companies can adopt new ways of thinking to transform their operations for greater efficiency.

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Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Resource revolution: Tracking global commodity markets

– Commodity prices, though off recent peaks, still reflect emerging-market demand, a challenging geology, innovative technology,... and improved resource productivity.
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Discover technology’s impact on natural resources

– This interactive graphic explores how recent trends could affect supply and demand for resources.
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How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

– The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource... producers will have to adapt to stay competitive.
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An ‘Uber’ for Chinese e-commerce

– Logistics companies are struggling to match delivery capacity to fluctuating demand. A new social-media platform could help.
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How impact investing can reach the mainstream

– Clear measurement standards, high-grade operations, specialized products, and more training for entrepreneurs can make impact... investing a more influential practice.
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The future of second-generation biomass

– To make bioconversion commercially competitive, the industry needs swift advances.
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Developing products for a circular economy

– Cross-functional collaboration and customer-focused design thinking can help companies reap more value from the energy and resources... they use.
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Starting at the source: Sustainability in supply chains

– By working closely with their suppliers, consumer companies can lessen their environmental and social impact and position themselves... for strong growth.
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Energy 2050: Insights from the ground up

– How will the world satisfy its need for energy? McKinsey research offers a perspective.
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Taking conservation finance to scale

– Environmental projects are woefully underfunded. Improving their risk-return profiles and structuring larger investment products... could unlock private capital to narrow the gap.
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How solar energy can (finally) create value

– The market for solar power is growing faster than ever, but profitability has been lagging. The keys to improvement are better... capital and operational efficiency.

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