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Decarbonizing the built environment: Takeaways from COP26

– How can the cement and construction industry achieve net zero by 2050? Here are the key takeaways from a roundtable discussion McKinsey hosted at the COP26 Climate Change Conference.
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Call for action: Seizing the decarbonization opportunity in construction

– As decarbonization initiatives gain momentum, construction players can benefit from this growing trend—but only if they... view ESG as a strategic opportunity and collaborate with other stakeholders in the ecosystem.
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Finding the right (of) way to efficient road operation and maintenance

– Comparing operation and maintenance performance of different roads is complex, but it can help improve efficiency for roadway... owners and operators and unlock much-needed capital.

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Decarbonizing the built environment: Takeaways from COP26

– How can the cement and construction industry achieve net zero by 2050? Here are the key takeaways from a roundtable discussion... McKinsey hosted at the COP26 Climate Change Conference.
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Green growth avenues in the cement ecosystem

– Collaboration across the value chain is pivotal to decarbonizing the built environment—and it needs to start today.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The rise and rise of the global balance sheet: How productively are we using our wealth?

– Net worth has tripled since 2000, but the increase mainly reflects valuation gains in real assets, especially real estate, rather... than investment in productive assets that drive our economies.
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The US Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Breaking it down

– What’s in it? What does it aim to do?
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Making infrastructure tech a reality in your portfolio

– ‘Infratech’ is now a viable asset class and an increasingly essential component of infrastructure investments and... operations. Investors and their operating companies need to prepare.
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The workplace will never be the same: Imperatives for real-estate owners and operators

– The cubicle farm has to go. Offices must be places of magic.
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Road work ahead: The emerging revolution in the road construction industry

– Four technology trends could help improve road functionality, construction, and maintenance, creating opportunities for greater... safety, efficiency, and economic success.
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Debate: Funding infrastructure investment in a post-COVID-19 economy

– Harvard economists Larry Summers and Ed Glaeser debate how to fund infrastructure investment in a post-COVID world.
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The effect of government stimulus on commercial real estate amid COVID-19

– Governments have used a variety of measures to support commercial real estate and their tenants through COVID-19—with mixed... results for both parties. What opportunity exists for new approaches?
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What infrastructure stimulus investments could be the most important for governments to pursue now and why?

– Industry leaders weigh in on what infrastructure stimulus investments governments may want to prioritize in the near term as they... consider economic recovery.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Addressing society’s pain points: An interview with the CEO of Ayala Corporation

– Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala reflects on Asia’s imperative, and his own, to find inclusive and creative solutions to complex... and uncertain challenges.
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