Sustainability & Resource Productivity

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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 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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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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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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Style that’s sustainable: A new fast-fashion formula

– Stylish, affordable clothing has been a hit with shoppers. Now companies are trying to reduce its social and environmental costs.
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Why the circular economy is all about retaining value

– By reassessing where waste is most prevalent in their value chains, companies can learn to close those loops to get more from... the resources and materials they use.
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The future is now: How to win the resource revolution

– Although resource strains have lessened, new technology will disrupt the commodities market in myriad ways.
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An integrated perspective on the future of mobility

– A number of social, economic, and technological trends will work together to disrupt mobility, potentially creating three new... urban models by 2030.
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Versnellen van de energietransitie: kostbaar of kansrijk?

– Het is mogelijk om in Nederland de CO2 reductie te bereiken die is afgesproken in de klimaatdoelstellingen van EU2050,... met economische groei.
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Accelerating the energy transition: cost or opportunity?

– Transforming the Netherlands' energy system could provide a boost to the economy while lowering greenhouse-gas emissions in line... with European goals.
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The new economics of energy storage

– Energy storage can make money right now. Finding the opportunities requires digging into real-world data.

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