Insights on Sustainability

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The 1.5-degree challenge

– Holding warming to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels could limit the most dangerous and irreversible effects of climate change.
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Design cost-effective, carbon-abated products with resource cleansheets

– Resource cleansheets assess component costs and carbon emissions at the same time—so designers and engineers can model design... and production choices without compromising emissions goals.
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Valuing nature conservation

– A methodology to evaluate where safeguarding natural capital could have the biggest impact on climate, economies and health.
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The zero-carbon car: Abating material emissions is next on the agenda

– The automotive industry could abate 66 percent of emissions from their material production at no extra cost by 2030—if industry... participants work together and start now.
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Fashion on climate

– How the fashion industry can urgently act to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions

Featured Collection

Food security

This collection of articles and multimedia draws together McKinsey’s thinking on food security. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect access to food for many, what can food banks, distribution partners, philanthropic foundations, and the private sector do to increase resilience and ensure that people across North America have reliable access to nutritious meals?

McKinsey on Climate Change

This special downloadable collection brings together recent McKinsey research and perspectives on the climate risks the world must confront and actions to reduce emissions.

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Sustainability Blog

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.

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Optimizing water treatment with online sensing and advanced analytics

– Overlaying real-time advanced analytics on data from online sensing can help to stabilize operations and increase capacity in... water-treatment facilities.
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Why most eTrucks will choose overnight charging

– Electric trucks are coming, but fleets need to find the best charging strategies to keep them going.
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Sustainability in packaging: Inside the minds of US consumers

– The pandemic is reshaping their views about sustainable packaging materials in ways that will force the whole value chain to act... quickly.
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Agriculture’s connected future: How technology can yield new growth

– One of the oldest industries must embrace a digital, connectivity-fueled transformation in order to overcome increasing demand... and several disruptive forces.
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Mitigating and adapting to climate risk in Asia

– The Earth’s climate is changing after more than 10,000 years of relative stability. As Asia seeks to grow its economy—and... remain a key source of growth for the world—the climate is thus a critical challenge that the region will need to manage. 
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Becoming a Weather-Ready Nation

– In this interview, Louis W. Uccellini, director of the US National Weather Service, discusses the organization’s work to... provide more accurate predictions and decision support for weather events.
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Five Fifty: High stakes for stakeholder capitalism

– As environmental, social, and governance issues become more urgent, companies are looking to create both profits and progress.
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Needle in a haystack: Patents that inspire agricultural innovation

– An enhanced patent-review strategy could boost innovation capabilities for agricultural-input companies.
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COVID-19 and climate change expose dangers of unstable supply chains

– With the world undergoing its second “once in a generation” disruption in 12 years, a reappraisal of supply chains is in order.
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Unlocking the online retail opportunity with European farmers

– What can digital retailers in the agriculture sector do to encourage what could be a €10 billion market?
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Will infrastructure bend or break under climate stress?

– Infrastructure is the backbone of the global economy, connecting people, enhancing quality of life, and promoting health and safety.... But climate change is revealing infrastructure vulnerabilities.
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