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The future(s) of mobility: How cities can benefit

– Autonomous vehicles, electric powertrains, vehicle sharing, and other advances are transforming urban mobility. Planning ahead can help cities capture the benefits of the shift, from cleaner air to easier journeys.

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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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Three game changers for energy

– New sources, mobility, and industry fragmentation are set to disrupt the system.
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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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The McKinsey Center for Business and Environment

Providing insights and solutions so that economies—and the environment—can thrive. New technologies and business models will allow companies, cities, and countries to use natural resources more productively.

McKinsey Center for Future Mobility

The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility brings together cross-functional expertise to deliver leading-edge insight to help shape the future of mobility-related industries and the public sector. We are passionate and curious about the emerging opportunities in mobility.

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