Voices

The Global Infrastructure Initiative’s insights from industry leaders and McKinsey experts on mission-critical themes.

Latest edition

Reimagining engineering and project development to meet net-zero targets

Our April 2022 edition explores how companies on the cutting edge of engineering and project development are navigating the transition.

Inside this edition

Article

Introduction: April 2022

– The focus on net-zero engineering and project development is fully under way, and the picture for today’s energy, industrial,... and transportation assets and underlying infrastructure remains uncertain.
Article

News from the Global Infrastructure Initiative: April 2022

– Welcome to the April 2022 edition of Voices on Infrastructure, which tackles how we need to reimagine engineering and... project development to meet net-zero targets.
Interview

Engineering the energy transition: An interview with Aleida Rios of BP

– Aleida Rios, senior vice president of engineering at BP, sheds light on how oil and gas companies can innovate and transform to... enable a net-zero future.
Article

Capturing the net-zero opportunity with portfolio synergies

– Planning for the net-zero project portfolio presents a long-awaited opportunity to update conventional thinking, transform work... processes, and dramatically improve performance.
Interview

The innovation function: An interview with Shaun Kenny of Bechtel

– Infrastructure companies can help meet the needs of future generations by focusing on innovation today. Shaun Kenny discusses... how teamwork, training, and technology can help companies get it right.
Article

Infrastructure for a net-zero economy: Transformation ahead

– Eliminating greenhouse-gas emissions would entail major changes to the world’s stock of infrastructure assets. New McKinsey... analysis measures the shifts that could take place during this transition.
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How big business is taking the lead on climate change

– Business leaders have made bold commitments to reducing emissions. The challenge will be fulfilling these pledges across industries.

Recent editions

February 2022

Charting new approaches to capital project delivery

Welcome to the February 2022 edition of Voices on Infrastructure, which explores what it will take to successfully scale... up the delivery of capital projects to meet net-zero targets.
December 2021

Improving project development and delivery

Welcome to the December edition of Voices on Infrastructure, tackling how we improve project development and delivery... at this critical juncture.
October 2021

Scaling EV infrastructure to meet net-zero targets

Welcome to the October edition of Voices on Infrastructure, where we explore what it will take to scale electric-vehicle... (EV) infrastructure to meet net-zero targets. In service of this goal, it has never been more important to expand the availability of publicly accessible EV chargers and accelerate the production of high-quality, cost-efficient, low-carbon batteries.
September 2021

Meeting the sustainable infrastructure challenge

Welcome to the September 2021 issue of Voices on Infrastructure, a collection of insights on how infrastructure can help... address the climate-change challenge.
July 2021

Preparing for energy transition in infrastructure

This issue shares perspectives on what it will take to dramatically reduce carbon emissions in the built environment and how to... accelerate the energy transition.
June 2021

Reimagining transit in a post-COVID world

This edition of Voices shares perspectives on reshaping the industry for the next normal, including technology platforms, changing... customer preferences, sustainability, and ways to win ridership.
May 2021

2021 GII Summit: Project of the future

This report recaps the best ideas of the 2021 GII Summit and shares the voices and perspectives of leaders from across geographies... and sectors.
January 2021

Restarting economies with infrastructure investment

Infrastructure investment is an important tool to support growth, create jobs, propel economic recovery, and position our economies... for sustainable growth.

Past editions

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