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Focko Imhorst


Leads our work in sustainability along the full construction value chain with a focus on infrastructure and real estate, enhancing corporate strategy, improving operational performance, and decarbonizing assets

Focko is a global leader of the firm’s sustainability work in construction, infrastructure, and real estate. Over more than six years of advisory experience and more than five years in industry, Focko has partnered with leaders of organizations across the full ecosystem, including developers, financiers, designers, material companies, innovators, and construction groups. He advises clients on a broad range of topics, from strategy development to identifying and capturing operational efficiencies, always with a focus on sustainability.

Examples of his work include the following:

  • helping a leading global engineering firm develop its ambitious business strategy through a sustainability-focused transformation program
  • supporting a European road agency through a multiyear operational-transformation program to capture capital-expenditure efficiencies and shift the business toward more sustainable operations, with a focus on asset renewals and new builds
  • working with a large real estate developer with a global footprint on reshaping its environmental, social, and governance agenda with a focus on decarbonizing existing and new assets throughout the full lifecycle
  • supporting a strategic transformation for a European metro agency by implementing an improved governance system and developing a portfolio of strategic levers to capture savings opportunities


A new way to decarbonize buildings can lower emissions—profitably,” McKinsey & Company, November 2023

Doing good demands doing better: Delivering net-zero capital projects,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

On the path to net-zero steel in building and construction,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Mapping the way: Decarbonizing roads,” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Net-zero steel in building and construction: The way forward,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

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

Call for action: Seizing the decarbonization opportunity in construction,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021


Designer, project manager

Foundation package lead


RWTH Aachen University
Diploma, civil engineer

London Business School