Insights on Sustainability


Toward a more orderly US energy transition: Six key action areas

– The US drive to decarbonize is at an inflection point. Critical actions could accelerate the transition while enhancing energy affordability and supporting inclusive economic growth.

Green growth: Unlocking sustainability opportunities for retail banks

– A recent McKinsey survey shows broad, unmet consumer demand for climate-linked financial products—but will financial institutions... provide the education consumers require and the differentiated offerings needed to win this space?

Delivering impact from US green bank financing

– Green bank financing could mobilize hundreds of billions in investment toward net-zero emissions by 2050 as well as advancing... environmental justice in the US.

Climate investing: Continuing breakout growth through uncertain times

– Investments in climate technology are still increasing, defying the headwinds that affected most capital markets. We identify... eight factors for deploying capital in this resilient space.

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?

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Accelerating the net-zero transition

The shift to a net-zero economy is underway. Those who act boldly today to lower emissions and create value will become tomorrow’s leaders. The time to accelerate the transition is now.

Insights on the net-zero transition

Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 – and thus limiting the rise in global temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels – would involve profound economic and societal shifts. McKinsey analysis offers a window into what it would take across sectors and regions.

Voices on Nature

Insights from global leaders on a net-zero and nature-positive future.

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Quick takes on the business of sustainability from our experts at the forefront of today’s trends.

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Carbon financing in action: Restoring peatlands in Indonesia

– As founder and CEO of PT Rimba Makmur Utama, Dharsono Hartono was early to carbon financing. He says building trust, social capital,... and community buy-in are critical for success.

Scaling sustainable infrastructure: An interview with Marie Lam-Frendo

– Marie Lam-Frendo of the Global Infrastructure Hub discusses key strategies to help infrastructure leaders gain investor support... to meet net-zero goals.
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Sustainable and inclusive growth: A weekly briefing

– Seven specific traits might determine a company’s ability to create financial value while also achieving positive social... impact. Our weekly digest of McKinsey insights explores that topic and more.

Trends driving automation on the farm

– Economic pressures and the push toward more-sustainable practices are driving next-generation automation technologies, benefiting... farmers, regulators, and consumers alike.

ESG momentum: Seven reported traits that set organizations apart

– Survey respondents reporting increased ESG impact say their organizations focus on both protecting and creating value.

Yes, nuclear can help answer the climate and energy security challenge

– But doing so will require the industry to step up.

Consumers are in fact buying sustainable goods: Highlights from new research

– Which sustainability attributes matter most at the point of sale? Do consumers pay attention to sustainability claims? A new report... from McKinsey and NielsenIQ provides answers.

Uncovering untreated heart disease with AI and big data: A conversation with egnite’s Joel Portice and Edwards Lifesciences’ Don Bobo

– Two executives behind a cutting-edge healthcare start-up discuss their goal to drastically reduce the number of misdiagnosed and... at-risk heart patients through a revolutionary digital platform.

Target True Zero: Infrastructure for alternative propulsion flight

– New types of infrastructure will be essential for supporting battery- and hydrogen-powered aircraft that will begin operating... this decade.

How agtech is poised to transform India into a farming powerhouse

– Technology is rapidly reshaping agriculture in India, creating investment opportunities, lifting up rural areas, and feeding the... world.
Interview - Learn to Leap: Green Business Building Edition

Transforming cutting-edge science into a business: Lessons from C1

– C1’s cofounder and CEO discusses the challenges he overcame in transitioning from “classical” internet businesses... to climate tech.
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