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About Jeremy

Jeremy leads McKinsey's Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice. Drawing on deep expertise in renewables, energy efficiency, and environmental finance, he advises private, public, and social sector clients globally.

Jeremy serves leading corporations on low carbon and green strategies. His clients are among the world’s largest oil companies, engineering groups, mining companies, and banks.

In the public sector, he has advised both developed and developing countries on ways in which to combine robust economic growth with the protection of irreplaceable environmental assets. Jeremy has also led projects for several UK government departments, including the development of a carbon budget for the UK economy.

Working with a global philanthropic organization, Jeremy helped develop a leading approach (the Project Catalyst initiative) to ways in which the global economy could shift to low-carbon growth ahead of the 2009 COP-15 climate change negotiations in Copenhagen.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Jeremy was a senior economist at the World Bank, where he specialized in industrial restructuring and technology development. He is a regular speaker at global resource productivity and sustainability events, and is currently an expert advisor to the UN Secretary General’s Panel on Sustainable Development.

Published work

Reverse the curse: Maximizing the potential of resource-driven economies,” McKinsey Global Institute, December 2013

Resource revolution: Tracking global commodity markets,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2013

Reducing deforestation: The land-use revolution,”McKinsey on Sustainability and Resource Productivity, Summer 2012 (PDF–340 KB)

Resource Revolution: Meeting the world's energy, materials, food and water needs,” McKinsey, November 2011

A new era for commodities,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2011

The next environmental issue for business: McKinsey Global Survey results,” McKinsey Quarterly, August 2010

Economic opportunities in a low-carbon world,” Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) newsletter, United Nations Framework, December 2008

How IT can cut carbon emissions,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2008

How climate change could affect corporate valuations,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2008

Helping ‘green’ products grow,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2008

Using energy more efficiently: An interview with the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Amory Lovins,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2008

Business strategies for climate change,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2008

CEOs on strategy and social issues,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2007

The trust gap between consumers and corporations,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2007

When social issues become strategic,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2006

Past experience
World Bank Senior economist
Education
Cambridge University MA
Kennedy School of Government MPA

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