Global Infrastructure Initiative

McKinsey’s Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII) is a community of the world’s most senior leaders in infrastructure and capital projects, committed to identifying tangible ways to improve the delivery of essential infrastructure.

Latest from GII


Sustainable spaces for work, rest, and play: Climate resilient capital projects

– McKinsey partner Brodie Boland speaks with Alex Guy, partner at the international law firm Ashurst, about how climate risk and... resilience can be built into capital projects.
Article - Roundtable

Sydney 2022: Scaling EV infrastructure to meet net-zero targets

– Driven by policy, technological innovation, and expanded consumer choice, the global electric vehicle (EV) market has seen incredible... growth over the past decade, and it will only accelerate.
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Optimizing existing infrastructure to build the future

– With a budget of approximately US$ 4.7 billion, the REM, a 67-km integrated, public, electric light-rail transit network under... construction in the Greater Montreal, is the largest public transit project undertaken in Québec in the last fifty years. CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of global institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is responsible for the planning, financing, construction and operating phases of the REM. Through an exclusive onsite experience, participants will witness firsthand how REM is incorporating and updating century-old infrastructure into the project and navigating the economic and social impacts of the project.
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Our GII partners

We partner with leading organizations that are equally committed to being at the forefront of shaping the global infrastructure agenda.

Leadership partners: ashurst, CDPQ, SpencerStuart, Trimble. Institutional partners: GIIA, JBIC. Media partner: Nikkei Asia
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Voices on Infrastructure


Decarbonizing the built environment

– In this issue of Voices, leaders offer perspectives about how best to decarbonize our built environment and erect a sustainable future.

Reducing embodied carbon in new construction

– Three-quarters of the $9.2 trillion in infrastructure spending needed per year until 2050 will go toward new construction—offering... opportunities to fight climate change by reducing embodied emissions.

The art of the possible: An interview with leaders from Scottish Water

– Many organizations have made decarbonization commitments, but meeting those goals is a different story. Gordon Reid and Mark Williams... from Scottish Water share their insights.

On the path to net-zero steel in building and construction

– Rising demand for greener approaches creates an imperative for the industry to seize the moment, adopt new mindsets, and set standards... for the transition to a greener future.

Investing in pathways to decarbonize infrastructure

– The net-zero transition requires a deep understanding of emissions drivers by asset class, opportunities specific to each asset,... and the development and rigid execution of decarbonization options.

Preparing for tomorrow: An interview with Tariq Taherbhai

– As economies, climate, and technologies change, so does the construction industry. Tariq Taherbhai of Aon explains today’s... most pressing risks.

Doing good demands doing better: Delivering net-zero capital projects

– A net-zero project management framework aligns project performance with current trends in asset valuation and energy transition... goals.


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Hong Kong 2022: Surviving the inflation and productivity crisis in Hong Kong’s construction industry

– Hong Kong’s construction industry faces a number of challenges resulting from supply-chain congestion, rising demand and fuel costs, and a changing workforce.

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Our eighth GII Summit took place in Tokyo from October 19-21, 2022, and focused on creating the pathway to sustainable infrastructure..

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