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Banking imperatives for managing climate risk

Download PDF More than regulatory pressure is driving banks to manage climate risk. Financing a green agenda is also a commercial imperative—but specialized skills are needed to protect balance sheets. The surface temperature of the Earth has risen at a record pace in recent decades, creating risks to life, ecosystems,

Design cost-effective, carbon-abated products with resource cleansheets

Download PDF Resource clean sheets assess component costs and carbon emissions at the same time—so designers and engineers can model design and production choices without compromising emissions goals CEOs increasingly recognize the green imperative. They understand that in the coming decades, environmental sustainability will drive core aspects of their businesses:

Why investing in nature is key to climate mitigation

Download PDF A new consultation paper from McKinsey and the World Economic Forum explores the role that natural climate solutions can play in addressing climate change and the destruction of nature Natural climate solutions offer an opportunity to address both climate and nature crises and generate significant additional environmental, social

The big choices for oil & gas in navigating the energy transition

Download PDF As oil and gas companies respond to the current economic discontinuities, they must choose where and how to compete as the world transitions to a low-carbon future The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a material near- term drop in global energy demand, at one point leading to a

Creating the zero-carbon mine

Download PDF Despite a daunting timeline, zero-carbon mines are within reach if the right solutions are implemented The mining industry is at a tipping point where sustainability and de-carbonization are top items on CEOs’ agendas. To achieve a 1.5°C climate-change target by 2050, the mining industry will need to reduce

Net-zero or bust: Beating the abatement cost curve for growth

Download PDF Companies can both de-carbonize and boost long-term growth. But it means pushing beyond abatement curves’ focus on cost and instead empowering people—while making a few big, strategic bets. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues had become priority concerns for governments, businesses, investors, and consumers.

True packaging sustainability: Understanding the performance trade-offs

Download PDF Sustainability of packaging materials varies by which sustainability elements are prioritized. Companies in the value chain will need to understand the trade-offs across carbon footprint, recycle-ability, and waste reduction. Sustainable-packaging efforts are often centered around a desire to decrease leakage, improve circularity, reduce carbon footprint, or a combination

How companies capture the value of sustainability: Survey findings

Download PDF What makes the difference between a sustainability program that produces business value and one that doesn’t? A new survey identifies practices that distinguish value-creating companies from others. Amid widening recognition of how environmental issues such as climate change create business opportunities and risks, results from a McKinsey Global

Organizing for sustainability success: Where, and how, leaders can start

Download PDF As sustainability becomes more of a strategic and operational imperative, executives must lead the way to set up a sustainability organization that’s right for their companies Sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues affect how all companies do business—and increasingly so in recent years. 1 More companies,

The ESG premium: New perspectives on value and performance

Download PDF In a new survey, executives and investment professionals largely agree that environmental, social, and governance programs create short- and long-term value—though perceptions of how have changed over the past decade. Pressure on companies to pay attention to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues continues to mount. Researchers, business
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