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Giulia Siccardo

Partner, Bay Area
Builds innovative strategies and operating models for companies to achieve sustainable, inclusive growth

About Giulia

Giulia advises both established and growth-stage companies around the world. She holds deep expertise in environmental, social, and governance (ESG), with particular focus on holistic growth, sustainability transformation, and circular supply chains. Her work cuts across sectors, from energy to automotive to consumer.

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

  • mapping an industry-leading company’s path to supply-chain decarbonization, from sustainable procurement to supplier transparency
  • advising an ESG-focused investor on fund strategy, long-run value-creation themes, and capital deployment
  • building a commercial strategy for a provider of sustainable battery materials for electric vehicles
  • developing a perspective on the optimal product and partnership strategy for a major solar company

In addition to her consulting work with clients, Giulia leads McKinsey’s research and publishing efforts on ESG and sustainability.

Published work

Closing the loop: Increasing fashion circularity in California,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

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

Experience

Adobe
Corporate sustainability coordinator

Education

Harvard Business School
MBA

Dartmouth College
BA, economics and environmental studies