Insights on Sustainability & Resource Productivity

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A framework for fostering effective energy transitions

– The new Energy Transition Index looks at 114 countries’ energy systems’ performance and transition readiness.

The future of mobility

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The future of commercial mobility

How to improve mobility and make our cities cleaner, greener, more livable, and efficient.

Featured publications

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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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The circular economy: Moving from theory to practice

– A special collection of articles about the transition taking place as companies use circular-economy concepts to capture more... value from resources and to provide customers with better experiences.
Book

Unlocking Industrial Resource Productivity: 5 Core Beliefs to Increase Profits through Energy, Material, and Water Efficiency

– This book explains how companies can adopt new ways of thinking to transform their operations for greater efficiency.

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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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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.
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Gauging the disruptive power of robo-taxis in autonomous driving

– The self-driving taxi could ultimately take the global auto industry on a wild ride. Our use-case approach reveals why.
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.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

Pinpointing the global forces that drive progress

– Companies that pay close attention to the trends and shifts affecting growth and productivity can help create a new societal deal... for prosperity.
Podcast

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.
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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Mapping the benefits of a circular economy

– Most European industries can improve financial performance with specific actions to reconfigure product lifecycles.
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.
Podcast

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 - McKinsey Quarterly

Three game changers for energy

– New sources, mobility, and industry fragmentation are set to disrupt the system.
Interview

When sustainability becomes a factor in valuation

– Sustainability efforts are material to investors only to the extent they affect cash flows. What matters depends on the industry.
Article

Discover technology’s impact on natural resources

– This interactive graphic explores how recent trends could affect supply and demand for resources.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources

– The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. This transformation could benefit the global economy, but resource... producers will have to adapt to stay competitive.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

An ‘Uber’ for Chinese e-commerce

– Logistics companies are struggling to match delivery capacity to fluctuating demand. A new social-media platform could help.
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How impact investing can reach the mainstream

– Clear measurement standards, high-grade operations, specialized products, and more training for entrepreneurs can make impact... investing a more influential practice.

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The McKinsey Center for Business and Environment

Providing insights and solutions so that economies—and the environment—can thrive. New technologies and business models will allow companies, cities, and countries to use natural resources more productively.

McKinsey Center for Future Mobility

The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility brings together cross-functional expertise to deliver leading-edge insight to help shape the future of mobility-related industries and the public sector. We are passionate and curious about the emerging opportunities in mobility.

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