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About Jeremy

Jeremy leads McKinsey's Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice and is an affiliated principal in the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment. Drawing on his expertise in renewables, energy efficiency, and environmental finance, he has worked with private, public, and social-sector clients from around the world.

Jeremy has advised both developed and developing countries on ways in which they can combine economic growth with environmental protection, and has worked with companies in the energy, mining, consumer goods, engineering, and finance sectors. Jeremy has also served many international institutions, focusing on sustainable development and resource productivity.

In 2013-14, Jeremy took a sabbatical from McKinsey to act as Program Director for the New Climate Economy Project, an international initiative to analyze the costs and benefits of taking action on climate change. In this role, Jeremy oversaw the Commission’s flagship report, Better Climate, Better Growth, published in 2014. The report makes the case that effective action on climate change can also promote broader economic prosperity.

Jeremy chairs Global Action Plan, the UK's leading non-profit on sustainable behavior change, and sits on the board of the Woods Hole Research Center. He is a regular speaker at resource-productivity and sustainability events, and is one of the authors of Resource Revolution: Meeting the World's Energy, Materials, Food, and Water Needs (MGI, 2011).

Prior to joining McKinsey in 1993, Jeremy was a senior economist at the World Bank, where he specialized in industrial restructuring and technology development.

Published work

From liability to opportunity: How to build food security and nourish growth,” McKinsey & Company, March 2015

Better Growth, Better Climate,” The New Climate Economy, November 2014

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

Past experience
World Bank Senior economist
Education
Cambridge University MA, , Economics, Law
Kennedy School of Government MPA, MPA, Public Administration

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