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McKinsey on Sustainability & Resource Productivity, Number 5

The articles in this publication suggest a powerful momentum behind energy, mobility and sustainability transitions, to the benefit of business and society.

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Pathways and obstacles to a low-carbon economy

– The energy transition is happening. But the pace of change depends on a range of technical, business, and societal factors.
Article

Winds of change? Why offshore wind might be the next big thing

– Falling costs and rising acceptance are promising signs, but the industry needs to keep improving.
Article

Battery storage: The next disruptive technology in the power sector

– Low-cost storage could transform the power landscape. The implications are profound.
Article

Energy transition: Mission (im)possible for industry?

– Dutch industrial companies have a key role to play in repositioning the Netherlands to thrive in a low-carbon future. Despite technological challenges and the pressure of global competition, it is possible for them to lower their greenhouse-gas emissions in line with European goals.
Article

The future(s) of mobility: How cities can benefit

– Autonomous vehicles, electric powertrains, vehicle sharing, and other advances are transforming urban mobility. Planning ahead can help cities capture the benefits of the shift, from cleaner air to easier journeys.
Report

Urban commercial transport and the future of mobility

– Commercial traffic clogs city streets, contributes to pollution, and drives up the cost of doing business. But there are many ways to do better.
Report

Public–private collaborations for transforming urban mobility

– Partnerships that let cities take advantage of new mobility services should make urban transportation more accessible, affordable, and efficient.
Report

A strategic approach to climate action in cities—focused acceleration

– Prioritizing efforts in four areas could help cities achieve 90 to 100 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2030.
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From ‘why’ to ‘why not’: Sustainable investing as the new normal

– More institutional investors recognize environmental, social, and governance factors as drivers of value. The key to investing effectively is to integrate these factors across the investment process.
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Creating value through sustainable design

– Companies can promote sustainability by following good design practices to provide innovative and aesthetically pleasing solutions for customers and users.
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Sustainability’s deepening imprint

– Companies are more active than ever in pursuing sustainability to align with values and engage stakeholders, a new survey shows. To see financial returns, though, integrating sustainability into core functions is key.

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