The Future of Climate Risk

The World Economic Forum – McKinsey knowledge collaboration on the future of climate risk focuses on two main topics. One, on the future of natural capital, looks to shape biodiversity and the use of biosystems for naturally based solutions to mitigate risk and build resilience. The other, on the clean skies of tomorrow, seeks to shape the sustainability of airlines.

Insights on the future of climate risk


Why investing in nature is key to climate mitigation

– A new consultation paper from McKinsey and the World Economic Forum explores the role that natural climate solutions can play in helping to address climate change and the destruction of nature.

Scaling sustainable aviation fuel today for clean skies tomorrow

– The move to sustainable aviation is now an imperative.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Reduced dividends on natural capital?

– The world’s stock of natural resources performs a range of services that are essential to human well-being. But climate change is accelerating the depletion of natural capital.

Digital technology and sustainability at Henkel

– Operational excellence is lowering costs and emissions at a “lighthouse” manufacturer.

How airlines can chart a path to zero-carbon flying

– The coronavirus crisis will transform aviation, giving airlines their best chance yet to address climate change. Sustainable fuels are a key part of that strategy.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Addressing climate change in a post-pandemic world

– The coronavirus crisis holds profound lessons that can help us address climate change—if we make greater economic and environmental resiliency core to our planning for the recovery ahead.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

– How could Earth’s changing climate impact socioeconomic systems across the world in the next three decades? A yearlong, cross-disciplinary research effort at McKinsey & Company provides some answers.

Why a stable climate is important for our businesses and our lives

McKinsey Global Institute senior fellow Mekala Krishnan explains how climate impacts are nearer than you might think.

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