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Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

– How could Earth’s changing climate impact socioeconomic systems across the world in the next three decades? A yearlong, cross-disciplinary research effort at McKinsey & Company provides some answers.
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The ESG premium: New perspectives on value and performance

– In a new survey, executives and investment professionals largely agree that environmental, social, and governance programs create... short- and long-term value—though perceptions of how have changed over the past decade.
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The drive toward sustainability in packaging—beyond the quick wins

– Can system-level approaches, including collaboration along the value chain, make our approach to packaging more sustainable?
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Climate risk and decarbonization: What every mining CEO needs to know

– Building a climate strategy won’t be quick or easy—but waiting is not an option.
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How to incentivize food systems to meet the realities of the 21st century

– Today’s food systems don’t address the needs of people or the planet. New research from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey... lays out a road map to create the needed incentives.

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The future of air travel

– Airlines and passengers alike are flying into a world of flygskam and flying taxis.
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Achieving optimal yields and efficiency in European meat processing

– Companies that have aggressively pursued automation have cut costs and waste, all while improving beef and pork quality.
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How ALJ—a ‘75-year-old start-up’—leads with purpose

– What do Rivian electric vehicles, renewables innovation, empirical philanthropy, and a Nobel Prize have in common? A Saudi Arabian... company called ALJ—and a family’s sense of purpose, say its leaders.
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Gold in an era of drones, deep mines, and dedollarization

– While gold does not tarnish or decay, the industry that mines, refines, and fashions the yellow metal is far less stable.
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Artificial intelligence helps cut emissions and costs in cement plants

– AI can help optimize energy consumption and throughput of cement kilns and mills by improving equipment productivity in view of... rising environmental concerns and CO2 costs.
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Accelerating plastic recovery in the United States

– Plastic waste is a critical issue of our time. Effecting change will require an integrated approach.
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Precision fisheries: Navigating a sea of troubles with advanced analytics

– Advanced analytics may help struggling fisheries thrive while simultaneously protecting endangered ocean resources.
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Toward a net-zero future: Decarbonizing upstream oil and gas operations

– To operate well is to operate responsibly—but more must be done on sustainable design and balanced portfolios to achieve a net-zero... future.
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Germany’s energy transition at a crossroads

– Germany has been a leader in the transition toward a low-carbon-energy system, but it will still miss most of its energy-transition... targets for 2020. Urgent action is needed to get back on track.
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Redefining the power industry

– Quick takes on the pressures posed by climate change—and potential responses.
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Five ways that ESG creates value

– Getting your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) proposition right links to higher value creation. Here’s why.
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