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Climate math: What a 1.5-degree pathway would take

– Decarbonizing global business at scale is achievable, but the math is daunting.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Climate risk and response in Asia: Research preview

– Get an early view on how climate risk could affect the region, with a look at both physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Could climate become the weak link in your supply chain?

– Greater frequency and severity of climate hazards can create more disruptions in global supply chains—interrupting production,... raising costs and prices, and hurting corporate revenues.
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Survey: Consumer sentiment on sustainability in fashion

– Engagement in sustainability has deepened during the COVID-19 crisis, with European consumers wanting fashion players to act responsibly... and consider the social and environmental impacts of their businesses.
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A power company’s potent vision: From neutral to negative emissions

– Drax Group drastically reduced its carbon footprint by shifting from coal to biomass. CEO Will Gardiner discusses the costs and... challenges to scaling up its model.

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Earth's changing climate has big implications for citizens, businesses, and policy makers. This collection draws together articles and reports on physical climate risk, sustainability, the energy transition, and approaches to face up to the challenges brought on by climate change.

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The European recycling landscape—the quiet before the storm?

– Before plastics recycling in Europe can scale up, the industry needs to overcome sizable obstacles. Our survey helps illustrate... what companies can do to achieve their aspirations.
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Japan offshore wind: The ideal moment to build a vibrant industry

– As construction starts on Japan’s first large commercial offshore wind farm in the coastal waters of Akita, the country... is heralding a future of energy independence.
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‘The pyramids of the future’: Designing and building for sustainability

– Climate change and other long-term issues should inform the design and construction of skyscrapers, says WSP’s Alexandre... L’Heureux.
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Biodiversity: The next frontier in sustainable fashion

– It’s time for the apparel industry to radically reduce the industry’s contribution to biodiversity loss. Here are... four interventions that can make the biggest impact.
Interview

Ørsted’s renewable-energy transformation

– Twelve years ago, the Danish energy company made most of its money from fossil fuels. Today, it’s the world’s leading offshore-wind... power producer. The head of Ørsted’s offshore-wind business tells the story of this change.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Driving CO2 emissions to zero (and beyond) with carbon capture, use, and storage

– Any pathway to mitigate climate change requires the rapid reduction of CO2 emissions and negative-emissions technologies... to cut atmospheric concentrations. Technology and regulation will be the key.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Reduced dividends on natural capital?

– The world’s stock of natural resources performs a range of services that are essential to human well-being. But climate change... is accelerating the depletion of natural capital.
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The four big shifts in food retail in Asia due to the COVID-19 crisis

– How should retailers respond to Asian consumers’ changing behaviors and rethink their businesses in the wake of COVID-19?
Report

Carbon-neutral Poland 2050: Turning a challenge into an opportunity

– Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 is within Poland’s grasp and could improve energy independence, contributing to the... development of new economic sectors.
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Leading the battle against climate change: Actions for China

– China could adopt a climate response centered on mitigation, adapting the country to climate risks, and supporting global sustainable... economic development.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Powering up sustainable energy

– Can the power industry simultaneously decarbonize generation, propel the transition to electric vehicles, and keep the lights... on?
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