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McKinsey on Sustainability & Resource Productivity, Number 4

This publication offers some ideas about whether—and how—the global economy can be nudged onto a less resource-intensive path toward sustainable growth.

Articles in this issue


The future of second-generation biomass

– To make bioconversion commercially competitive, the industry needs swift advances.

Starting at the source: Sustainability in supply chains

– By working closely with their suppliers, consumer companies can lessen their environmental and social impact and position themselves for strong growth.

Energy 2050: Insights from the ground up

– How will the world satisfy its need for energy? McKinsey research offers a perspective.

Taking conservation finance to scale

– Environmental projects are woefully underfunded. Improving their risk-return profiles and structuring larger investment products could unlock private capital to narrow the gap.

How solar energy can (finally) create value

– The market for solar power is growing faster than ever, but profitability has been lagging. The keys to improvement are better capital and operational efficiency.

Rolling along: Bicycles, mobility, and the future of cities

– In an interview, Jay Walder of Motivate discusses how new services and technology are changing how city residents are getting around.
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Toward a circular economy in food

– The French food and water company Danone has a history of environmental awareness. In this interview with McKinsey partner Clarisse Magnin, CEO Emmanuel Faber discusses his commitment to resource efficiency.

The new economics of energy storage

– Energy storage can make money right now. Finding the opportunities requires digging into real-world data.

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