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Giulia Siccardo

Associate Partner, San Francisco
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

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

Experience

Adobe
Corporate sustainability coordinator

Education

Harvard Business School
MBA

Dartmouth College
BA, economics and environmental studies