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Dee Yang

PartnerNew York

Advises large institutions across the public, private, and social sector on managing risk, rethinking strategy, and optimizing operations

Dee is a partner in our New York office and supports institutions in the private, public, and social sectors with strategic and operational challenges. She focuses on the nexus of climate and financial institutions to unlock capital flow for climate solutions. She leads McKinsey’s global collaboration with the Mission Possible Partnership to establish decarbonization pathways for hard to abate sectors. Dee is also a lead in the creation of McKinsey’s new Nature and Natural Capital service line.

Some of Dee’s recent client projects include the following:

  • designing a climate risk program for a top US bank to meet evolving regulatory expectations across five major jurisdictions and compete with peers
  • advising North American financial institutions—global banks, private equity, regional banks, and venture capital groups—on investment theses across a number of decarbonization and sustainability topics including catalytic investments to unlock additional capital for climate solutions
  • designing top-of-the-house sustainability and net-zero strategies for a number of financial institutions, accompanied by enabling organizational structures and infrastructure to execute against strategic vision
  • developing a suite of sector-agnostic methodology to stress test a company’s exposure to climate risk, both transition and physical, to inform the development of a robust climate risk- and resilience-management strategy
  • designing risk identification and scenario generation for a large bank in order to access its risk-management systems and prepare for “tail risks”
  • supporting a large bank to develop a system to better understand the “risk weighting” for its assets to be used as a forecasting solution to better comply with internal and external pressure
  • creating the risk-management framework across a variety of functions including data and analytics, strategy, policy, and processes

Published work

Nature in the balance: What companies can do to restore natural capital,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Global Banking Annual Review 2022: Banking on a sustainable path,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

Managing financed emissions: How banks can support the net-zero transition,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022


Leonard N. Stern School of Business
BS, finance, international business