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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 McKinsey’s New York office and co-leads Natural Capital and Nature. 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.

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

  • Served a number of leading global financial institutions (institutional investors, banks) on the pilot of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and the extension of climate programs to incorporate nature
  • Led work with the Tropical Forest Alliance (World Economic Forum) on the drive to limit financing for deforestation by banks
  • Working with project developers, startups, and non-profits on scaling nature-based solutions
  • Designed a climate risk program for a top US bank to meet evolving regulatory expectations across five major jurisdictions and compete with peers
  • Advised 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
  • Designed 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.

Published work

Companies are broadening their commitments to nature beyond carbon,” McKinsey & Company, December 2023

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