Environmental, Social & Governance

What we do

Identifying value-creation opportunities
Differentiating strategies
Building execution capabilities
Designing engagement strategies

Examples of our work

Driving ESG strategy and transformation to launch operational and investment initiatives
Working with organizations to assess ESG performance, identify value creation opportunities, and build organizational capabilities
Identifying new business building opportunities, designing targets for ESG, and developing roadmaps for execution

Featured Experts

Vaibhav Dua
PartnerKuala Lumpur
Leads McKinsey Sustainability’s insights team in Asia and coleads the firm’s work in tech-enabled procurement; advises and supports clients on sustainability, growth, and transformation journeys
Elizabeth Foote
PartnerLondon
Advises energy, materials, and public- and social-sector clients on environmental, social, and governance strategy, future of work, and organizational topics
Rory Clune
PartnerBoston
Brings broad experience in strategic and operational topics to companies across the energy value chain, along with deep expertise in decarbonizing energy systems
Emma Parry
PartnerLondon
Leader of the Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice in the United Kingdom; helps public- and private-sector clients set sustainable strategies and modernize organizations
Robin Nuttall
PartnerLondon
Robin is a global leader in McKinsey’s ESG and Regulatory service line, and serves clients on these topics across a range of sector
Lucy Pérez
Senior PartnerBoston
Advises pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical-product companies, and healthcare providers in addressing strategic, organizational, and operational challenges
Marco Piccitto
Managing Partner, Mediterranean office and McKinsey Global Institute Council ChairMilan
Leads our Mediterranean office and global research. He advises leading European financial and industrial institutions on a broad range of topics, including business strategy, transformations, risk management, sustainability, and artificial intelligence
Werner Rehm
PartnerNew Jersey
Works at the intersection of strategy and finance with high tech, industrial, and pharmaceutical clients to identify and prioritize corporate strategies for the energy transition, performance improvement, and growth

Featured insights

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Article - McKinsey Quarterly
How to make ESG real
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Article - McKinsey Quarterly
Does ESG really matter—and why?
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Industrial scene under a thunderstorm
Podcast
Solving the net-zero equation in the United States
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Article - McKinsey Quarterly
Playing offense to create value in the net-zero transition
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Podcast
Emphasizing the S in ESG
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Rendering of three overlapping rings in the image of vegetation and people
Article - McKinsey Quarterly
Our future lives and livelihoods: Sustainable and inclusive and growing
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Portrait of a mature businesswoman having a meeting with her team in a modern office
Article
Women in the Workplace 2022
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Buying into a more sustainable value chain
Article
Buying into a more sustainable value chain
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Article - McKinsey Quarterly
‘Great Attrition’ or ‘Great Attraction’? The choice is yours
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Organizing for sustainability success: Where, and how, leaders can start
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Organizing for sustainability success: Where, and how, leaders can start
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Photo of monarch butterflies flying out of glass jar
Article
Help your employees find purpose—or watch them leave
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Purpose, not platitudes: A personal challenge for top executives
Article - McKinsey Quarterly
Purpose, not platitudes: A personal challenge for top executives
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The board’s role in embedding corporate purpose: Five actions directors can take today
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The board’s role in embedding corporate purpose: Five actions directors can take today
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More than a mission statement: How the 5Ps embed purpose to deliver value
Article - McKinsey Quarterly
More than a mission statement: How the 5Ps embed purpose to deliver value
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Investors remind business leaders: Governance matters
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Investors remind business leaders: Governance matters
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Article - Milken Institute review
It's time to build 21st century companies: Learning to thrive in a radically different world
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The ESG premium: New perspectives on value and performance
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The ESG premium: New perspectives on value and performance
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Five ways that ESG creates value
Article - McKinsey Quarterly
Five ways that ESG creates value
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From ‘why’ to ‘why not’: Sustainable investing as the new normal
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From ‘why’ to ‘why not’: Sustainable investing as the new normal
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