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Tony Hansen

Director, Natural Capital and NatureSeattle

Supports the private, public and social sector in transitioning to a net-zero and nature-positive economy

Tony oversees McKinsey's natural capital and nature work, where he plays a leadership role in client development, knowledge creation, and industry convening. Core focus areas include helping companies on their net-zero and nature-positive transformation, assisting governments in designing and implementing national nature commitments, and navigating a pathway toward nature credits and markets.

Prior to this, Tony was the managing director of McKinsey’s Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII), a community of the world’s senior leaders in infrastructure who are committed to the pursuit of smart, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure.

Before joining McKinsey, Tony worked as a management consultant and entrepreneur for more than 20 years. His experience spans infrastructure, sustainability, conservation, and high-impact events.

Tony is on the advisory board of Tompkins Conservation, a global conservation organization that creates national parks, recovers imperiled wildlife, and promotes sustainable local communities.

Published Work

Climate Week NYC: Creating a nature-positive future,” McKinsey & Company, September 2023

Walmart: Working toward becoming a “regenerative” company,” McKinsey & Company, September 2023

London 2023: Financing the transition to net zero and nature positive,” McKinsey & Company, July 2023

Washington, DC 2023: Investing in natural capital in the United States,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

Patagonia shows how turning a profit doesn’t have to cost the Earth,” McKinsey & Company, April 2023

Partnering for the planet: An NGO success story,” McKinsey & Company, April 2023

At COP15, new urgency on what governments and companies can do to restore natural capital,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

Sustainable infrastructure: The best ideas from the 2022 GII Summit,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Voices on Infrastructure: Decarbonizing the built environment,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

At Climate Week, McKinsey helps explore financing for nature at scale,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Voices on Infrastructure: Embracing technology & sustainability in transport, ” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Voices on Infrastructure: Building resilient infrastructure supply chains,” McKinsey & Company, June 2022

Voices on Infrastructure: Reimagining engineering and project development to meet net-zero targets” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Voices on Infrastructure: Charting new approaches to capital project delivery,” McKinsey & Company, February 2022

Decarbonizing the built environment: Takeaways from COP26,” McKinsey & Company, January 2022

Voices on Infrastructure: Improving project development and delivery,” McKinsey & Company, December 2021

Voices on Infrastructure: Scaling EV infrastructure to meet net-zero targets,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Voices on Infrastructure: Meeting the sustainable infrastructure challenge,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

Voices on Infrastructure: Preparing for energy transition in infrastructure,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

Kris Tompkins on leadership and conservation: “We’re past the moment where inaction is acceptable.”,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

Voices on Infrastructure: Reimagining transit in a post-COVID world,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

2021 GII Summit: Project of the future,” McKinsey & Company, May 2021

Voices on Infrastructure: Restarting economies with infrastructure investment,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021

Valuing nature conservation: A methodology to evaluate where safeguarding natural capital could have the biggest impact on climate, economies and health,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Voices on Infrastructure: The project of the future,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, September 2020

2020 GII Virtual Summit recap report,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, July 2020

Voices on Infrastructure: Resetting amid COVID-19,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, June 2020

Voices on Infrastructure: Workforce of the future,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, December 2019

Voices on Infrastructure: Scaling modular construction,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, September 2019

Voices on Infrastructure: Advancing urban transport infrastructure,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, July 2019

Voices on Infrastructure: Achieving excellence in real estate major projects,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, March 2019

The best ideas from the 2018 Global Infrastructure Initiative,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, January 2019

Voices on Infrastructure: Future-proofing infrastructure,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, October 2018

Voices on Infrastructure: Major Projects,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, June 2018

A vision of beauty: How we helped Chile to create ten million acres of national parks,” McKinsey Blog, March 2018

Voices on Infrastructure: Harnessing the promise of digital,” Global Infrastructure Initiative, March 2018


University of Cape Town—Graduate School of Business
MA, information systems
BCom, economics