Accelerating the transition

Ready for the biggest capital reallocation of our lifetime?


Leaders face dual imperatives of reducing emissions and ensuring growth—tempting some to make either/or choices. The best response to this moment is “and,” not “or.” The net-zero transition will reshape the economy, opening new markets and imperiling others. By accelerating the transition, businesses and governments can create new sources of enduring value and a sustainable future.

$12 trillion

potential annual sales generated by high potential green offerings by 2030

$3.5 trillion

additional annual investment in net-zero assets needed to 2050

COP27: What we’ve learned and why it matters

The transition has to deliver more than net-zero emissions: It must also bring energy security, resilience, and affordability.

Taking sustainability further, faster


The energy transition: A region-by-region agenda for near-term action

– What practical actions could countries take now to ensure that the energy transition both accelerates and proceeds in an orderly fashion?

Nature in the balance: What companies can do to restore natural capital

– Specific corporate actions, many with a positive return on investment, could help reverse the trend of the depletion of natural capital.
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Reflections from COP27: Ten takeaways for CEOs

– What a difference a year makes.

McKinsey Sustainability

Approximately 800 clients have trusted McKinsey to join them on their climate transition journey in the last three years.

Our commitment to environmental sustainability

McKinsey will reach net-zero climate impact by 2030 through decarbonizing our operations, investing in natural climate solutions, and accelerating progress through partnerships.
Note: Our analysis on investments required to reach net zero is based on the Net Zero 2050 scenario from the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS).