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The net-zero transition in the wake of the war in Ukraine: A detour, a derailment, or a different path?

– The invasion of Ukraine will, at least initially, complicate the transition path to a net-zero economy, but this tragic development could still prove to be a turning point in accelerating progress in the medium run.
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Accelerating toward net zero: The green business building opportunity

– Surging demand for zero-carbon technologies, materials, and services gives companies opportunities to build new green businesses.... Leaders that move quickly could see exponential growth.
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Playing offense to create value in the net-zero transition

– Decarbonization will reshape the economy, opening new markets and imperiling others. Now is the moment for companies to spot green... growth opportunities and move boldly to take advantage.
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The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring

– This McKinsey report offers a detailed look at the economic and societal impact of the transition to net-zero carbon emissions... by 2050.
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Delivering the climate technologies needed for net zero

– Developing and deploying climate technologies is critical for the world’s net-zero agenda. Growth could await businesses willing... to innovate quickly and to collaborate across value chains.

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Innovate to net zero

Building a net-zero world requires innovation in technology and business models, which will create growth opportunities for companies that take action

Insights on the net-zero transition

Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 – and thus limiting the rise in global temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels – would involve profound economic and societal shifts. McKinsey analysis offers a window into what it would take across sectors and regions.

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As a result of its high exposure and vulnerability to climate hazards, a third of the people considered most at risk in the world live in Africa.

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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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Capturing growth in Asia’s emerging EV ecosystem

– Asia’s electric-vehicle market is poised for growth. Those who approach the challenges and opportunities with an ecosystem... view can create significant value for their business—and the global climate.
Executive Briefing

Sustainable and inclusive growth: A weekly briefing

– Accelerating sustainable and inclusive growth is often a matter of mindset. Our weekly digest of McKinsey insights explores the... topic.
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Playing offense on circularity can net European consumer goods companies €500 billion

– European consumer goods companies that adopt a circular business model view extending product life through repair, resale, refurbishment,... and recycling as an opportunity for growth rather than a threat.
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Nature and financial institutions in Africa: A first assessment of opportunities and risks

– Africa’s climate resilience can be strengthened by redefining its economic model to leverage natural capital and designing... financial systems to redirect critical nature-based investments.
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Proposed climate rule signals new era for real estate

– The SEC’s draft regulation would require all public companies to disclose emissions and risks related to their real estate.... Here’s why the real-estate industry should move preemptively.
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Evolving ecosystems: Advanced analytics in shrimp aquaculture

– The latest innovations in digital ecosystems can help standardize, automate, and optimize farming practices.
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Accelerating toward net zero: The green business building opportunity

– Surging demand for zero-carbon technologies, materials, and services gives companies opportunities to build new green businesses.... Leaders that move quickly could see exponential growth.
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The future of African oil and gas: Positioning for the energy transition

– With momentum for sustainability building, Africa’s oil and gas producing nations have a unique opportunity to embark on... an inclusive energy transition and chart a course toward a sustainable future.
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Resilience for sustainable, inclusive growth

– Resilience should be seen as the ability to deal with adversity, withstand shocks, and continuously adapt and accelerate as disruptions... and crises arise over time.
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Understanding the SEC’s proposed climate risk disclosure rule

– A new rule proposed by the SEC would require companies to significantly increase their reporting on climate risk. We look at the... implications for senior executives.
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