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Building a biodiverse foundation: An interview with Katie Critchlow

– For infrastructure companies to understand the impact they have on the planet, they must first measure it. Katie Critchlow, CEO of NatureMetrics, discusses how that’s possible.

Infrastructure technologies: Challenges and solutions for smart mobility in urban areas

– Smart mobility solutions can transform city living and improve quality of life—but are difficult to implement at scale. A collaborative, ecosystem approach could be the way ahead.

The more you understand the different decarbonization pathways for different materials, the more you see that net-zero construction is achievable.

Gordon Reid, general manager of zero emissions, Scottish Water Read the interview

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‘Whatever we can measure, we can manage’: An interview with Paolo Gallo

– The capex cycle is facing new and formidable challenges. Paolo Gallo of Italgas explains the importance of adopting a long-term perspective.

The innovation function: An interview with Shaun Kenny of Bechtel

– Infrastructure companies can help meet the needs of future generations by focusing on innovation today. Shaun Kenny discusses... how teamwork, training, and technology can help companies get it right.

Engineering the energy transition: An interview with Aleida Rios of BP

– Aleida Rios, senior vice president of engineering at BP, sheds light on how oil and gas companies can innovate and transform to... enable a net-zero future.

Leveraging infrastructure investment to meet net-zero goals

– Emmanuel Jaclot, executive vice president and head of infrastructure for CDPQ, discusses how investors can develop sustainable-infrastructure... solutions to address climate change risks.

Latest McKinsey Insights


Training your own capital-project talent

– With talent scarce, systemic capability building has become an imperative for the capital-project industry. Here’s how to... get it right.

Battery 2030: Resilient, sustainable, and circular

– Battery demand is growing—and so is the need for better solutions along the value chain.

One year into the BIL: Catalyzing US investments in energy

– The legislation provides an opportunity to improve the country’s clean-power infrastructure. More than a year since its... signing, we take stock of announced funding, programs, and the road ahead.

Financing the net-zero transition: From planning to practice

– Financial institutions will play a leading role in the transition to a net-zero economy. To maximize the opportunity, they must... make fundamental changes across portfolios and organizations.

Prior themed editions


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.

Embracing technology & sustainability in freight transport

– Developing the solutions needed to tackle decarbonization in freight transport will require innovation and fundamental change.

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