Reflections from COP26

With UN climate talks in the rearview, it’s clear that net-zero commitments are rising, but the net-zero equation is not yet solved. So what do CEOs need to know for 2022 and beyond? Get up to speed with highlights from all of McKinsey’s sessions at COP26, and dive deeper with these insights to uncover:

  • the fundamental chords that would all need to be resolved in concert, if not in unison, for a net-zero transition to materialize
  • how portfolio-alignment tools can help facilitate needed changes to existing approaches to climate strategy
  • global examples of innovative ways to build resilience against climate hazards
  • the areas of technology with considerable promise, and potential obstacles, along the path to scale

COP26 made net zero a core principle for business. Here’s how leaders can act

Solving the net-zero equation: Nine requirements for a more orderly transition

Aligning portfolios with climate goals: A new approach for financial institutions

Protecting people from a changing climate: The case for resilience

Innovating to net zero: An executive’s guide to climate technology

Author Talks

There is no vaccine for climate change

Can OKRs solve our planet’s climate crisis?

Giulio Boccaletti on the relationship between society and water

Paul Polman on business as a force for good

The COP26 Daily

Reflections from COP26: What CEOs need to know for 2022 and beyond

The energy transition unfolds

Driving the difference: Cars, trucks, and the road to net zero

What will it take to scale investment in adaptation and resilience?