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Giulia Siccardo

Partner, Bay Area
Works at the intersection of energy, transportation, and infrastructure to help companies achieve and maintain sustainable growth

About Giulia

Giulia advises energy and automotive companies, investors, and utilities around the world. She holds deep expertise in renewable energy technologies, battery storage, and sustainable transportation solutions.

Giulia’s scope covers three sectors—energy, transportation, and infrastructure—that are rapidly converging and evolving with the advent of disruptive technologies that are increasingly economically attractive.

Examples of Giulia´s recent client projects include the following:

  • defining strategies for solar and battery companies to profitably scale and meet customer demand
  • developing a perspective on the optimal drivetrain technology to achieve decarbonization for a major global automotive company
  • assessing utility-grid design implications to support renewable, distributed generation
  • designing and implementing capital-prioritization programs for utilities and public-sector institutions 
In addition to her consulting work with clients, Giulia leads McKinsey’s research and publishing efforts on sustainability and the clean-energy transition.

Published Work

Managing water and climate risk with renewable energy,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

On target: How to succeed with carbon-reduction initiatives,” McKinsey & Company, May 2021

The state of internal carbon pricing,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Charging electric-vehicle fleets: How to seize the emerging opportunity,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Building Change: Opportunities in disruption,” McKinsey & Company, December 2019

Empowering talent: Women in energy, resources, and infrastructure,” McKinsey & Company, December 2019

Why, and how, utilities should start to manage climate-change risk,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019

Second-life EV batteries: The newest value pool in energy storage,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019

Hawaii’s quest to become a low-carbon leader,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018


Corporate sustainability coordinator


Harvard Business School

Dartmouth College
BA, economics and environmental studies