Jens Riese is the co-leader of the Economic Development Practice.
Jens has helped governments and development agencies address climate mitigation, agricultural development, public finance, energy access, emissions control, and deforestation.
For example, Jens recently led a project to support an East African Government in developing an integrated program to help transform agricultural production, and helped a global think tank develop a methodology to better assess sustainable agricultural practices.
He guided an Asian country on a multi-year, green growth transformation—including institution and capacity building. For a Pacific island state, he oversaw the assessment of climate vulnerability and a cost-benefit analysis of counter-measures.
In supporting several least-developed countries (LDCs), Jens has helped design programs for financial inclusion of the poor, and has also helped identify transformation-triggering interventions for stimulating economic development.
“Reducing deforestation: The land-use revolution,” McKinsey on Sustainability and Resource Productivity, Summer 2012 (PDF–340 KB)
“Betting on biofuels,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2007
|Dresden University of Technology
||MS, environmental management