Tomas is a leader in the Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice and guides the development of the practice’s knowledge and research agenda. He pioneered the use of rigorous, fact-based analysis to understand the costs and benefits associated with measures to reduce carbon emissions—an approach that underpins McKinsey’s landmark global and national cost curves for greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement.
Tomas draws on deep understanding of carbon economics in his work with clients. Recent examples include helping a large European energy company create a comprehensive power generation and environmental investment strategy; developing an energy growth strategy for a leading European component and materials manufacturer; and working with leading forestry and energy companies to develop biomass and biomaterials strategies.
In the public sector, Tomas has supported governments in international discussions by laying out options and costs for GHG abatement and potential pathways to green economic growth.
Tomas’s articles have been featured widely in industry journals and his work is published regularly in the McKinsey Quarterly.
“Growth and renewal in the Swedish economy,” McKinsey Global Institute, January 2013
“Pathways to a low-carbon economy,” McKinsey Climate Change Special Initiative, January 2009
“Business strategies for climate change,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2008
“What countries can do about cutting carbon emissions,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2008
“A cost curve for greenhouse gas reduction,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2007
“New horizons in global energy,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2007
“Leading change: An interview with Sandvik's Peter Gossas,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2007
|Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne
||MSc in electronics
|University of Gothenburg
||BSc in business administration