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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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Building agile organizations for the next normal

– Agile companies have managed the impact of the COVID-19 crisis better than their peers.
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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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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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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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