Insights on Sustainability


Global Energy Perspective 2021

– The Global Energy Perspective describes our view on how the energy transition can unfold, through four scenarios.

Sustainability in packaging: Inside the minds of global consumers

– In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, some global themes regarding consumer sentiment are evident. But perceptions and priorities... regarding packaging differ by country and require a granular response.

Responding to climate risk: Actions for US state and local leaders

– Climate risk costs the United States billions each year. By acting now, state and local leaders can lessen the impact, invigorate... economies, and steer the country to a prosperous low-carbon future.

The challenge of climate change

– Here’s how three leading companies are tackling sustainability in the next normal.

How the European Union could achieve net-zero emissions at net-zero cost

– The decarbonization pathways to a net-zero Europe are countless, but not all are cost optimal. We explore one pathway that could... reduce the EU’s emissions 55 percent by 2030 while delivering broad economic benefits.

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.

Featured Blog

Sustainability Blog

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

The future of mobility


The future of commercial mobility

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

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How digital tools can help transform African agri-food systems

– Higher income for farmers, increased output, and improved food security are among the benefits of utilizing digital tools in an... agricultural setting.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Asia at the speed of light: An interview with the head of ReNew Power

– The energy transition will remake Asia, says Sumant Sinha, managing director of ReNew Power.

The future of sustainability: Asia’s climate change imperative

– Confronting climate change and committing to sustainability are imperatives for our generation. Asia is at the epicenter of the... effects of climate change and has the chance to lead in its adaptation and mitigation.

How insurance can help combat climate change

– In the transition to a green economy, the insurance industry can play a critical role in helping stakeholders manage risk.

How the voluntary carbon market can help address climate change

– The voluntary carbon market is gaining momentum and plays an increasingly important role in limiting global warming. Here’s... how.

For H&M, the future of fashion is both ‘circular’ and digital

– Companies that “embrace circularity and digitization at the same time” will dominate the fashion industry, says Vanessa... Rothschild, H&M Group’s global sustainability steering and development manager.

The future of sustainable fashion

– Consumers will increasingly expect—and demand—an emphasis on sustainability from fashion brands. Circular business... models won’t be optional.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Will India get too hot to work?

– Extreme heat and humidity could put millions of lives and billions of dollars at risk across India. What will it take to reduce... the risk?

Climate change and P&C insurance: The threat and opportunity

– Many in the property and casualty insurance industry have underestimated the immediacy of physical—and systemic—effects... from climate change. Business models must adapt.

Pathways to decarbonize the Czech Republic

– The Czech Republic has reduced GHG emissions significantly after 1990, but it remains fourth-largest GHG emitter per capita in... the EU.

Scaling voluntary carbon markets to help meet climate goals

– Voluntary carbon markets help companies supplement their emissions-reduction efforts and finance climate action. The Taskforce... for Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets offers a draft blueprint for them.
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