Insights on Sustainability

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Climate resilience: Asset owners need to get involved now

– Climate-related risks are on the rise, and our critical infrastructure is underprepared. Both public and private infrastructure owners should pursue three actions immediately to shore up our assets.
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Global Energy Perspective 2019

– The Global Energy Perspective Reference Case provides our view on how the energy transition will unfold.
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The road to seamless urban mobility

– Will the coming mobility revolution make urban traffic better, or worse?
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Applying artificial intelligence for social good

– AI is not a silver bullet, but it could help tackle some of the world’s most challenging social problems.
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Powering the digital economy

– As cheaper storage and renewables bend the electricity cost curve, utilities must refine their strategies and raise their digital... game.

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Quick takes on the business of sustainability from our experts at the forefront of today’s trends.

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.
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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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Winning in Africa’s agricultural market

– Private-sector companies can find practical solutions to enter and grow in Africa’s agricultural market.
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What radical transparency could mean for the fashion industry

– Consumers’ trust in brands has been eroding. This has implications across the value chain.
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Micromobility’s 15,000-mile checkup

– Will the micromobility market boom or bust? With billions already invested, here’s an assessment of its potential.
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Artificial intelligence and the circular economy: AI as a tool to accelerate the transition

– Combining two emerging megatrends—artificial intelligence and circular economy—can accelerate a shift towards a regenerative... system fit for the future.
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Exploring an alternative pathway for Vietnam’s energy future

– Renewables have the potential to become the lowest-cost option for Vietnam to meet its energy needs.
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A long-term vision for the European automotive industry

– Technological disruption is redefining mobility globally. How can Europe capitalize on its past successes to shape the emerging... mobility ecosystem and craft an even more successful future?
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Reserve a seat—the future of mobility is arriving early

– What happened in 2018, and what can we expect in 2019?
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How plastics waste recycling could transform the chemical industry

– Reusing plastics waste could become an important driver of profitability for chemical companies. Incumbent players need to make... the right moves now to tap this opportunity.
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The State of Fashion 2019: A year of awakening

– The industry as a whole is embracing new opportunities—even as dangers lurk.
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Merchant risk management: The new frontier in renewables

– If stakeholders move away from subsidizing the renewable-energy market, developers would be exposed to wholesale prices. Renewables... players thus need to position themselves strategically in their approach to long-term merchant risk.
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How the global supply landscape for meat protein will evolve

– Changes in global meat consumption will be driven by local growth patterns. But opportunities still abound for companies that... master the tools to understand the market’s shifting dynamics.
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