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A strategic approach to climate action in cities—focused acceleration

– Prioritizing efforts in four areas could help cities achieve 90 to 100 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2030.

The future of mobility

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The future of commercial mobility

How to improve mobility and make our cities cleaner, greener, more livable, and efficient.

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The circular economy: Moving from theory to practice

– A special collection of articles about the transition taking place as companies use circular-economy concepts to capture more... value from resources and to provide customers with better experiences.
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McKinsey on Sustainability & Resource Productivity, Number 4

– This publication offers some ideas about whether—and how—the global economy can be nudged onto a less resource-intensive... path toward sustainable growth.
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Unlocking Industrial Resource Productivity: 5 Core Beliefs to Increase Profits through Energy, Material, and Water Efficiency

– This book explains how companies can adopt new ways of thinking to transform their operations for greater efficiency.

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A strategic approach to climate action in cities—focused acceleration

– Prioritizing efforts in four areas could help cities achieve 90 to 100 percent of the emissions reductions needed by 2030.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Rethinking the workplace: Flexibility, fairness, and enlightened automation

– People aren’t powerless in the face of new technologies; the future of work is up to us.
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What US consumers think of shared mobility

– As ride hailing and ride sharing grow more common, a new survey offers insights into shifting attitudes and behavior.
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Why oil and gas companies must act on analytics

– Offshore platforms are, on average, running at only 77 percent of maximum production potential. Rigorous use of analytics can... improve substantially on that.
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Infrastructure for the evolution of urban mobility

– Self-driving vehicles, ride-hailing services, and other technologies are transforming urban mobility. To capture the benefits... of the shift, cities will need sound infrastructure plans and investments.
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Energy transition: Mission (im)possible for industry?

– Dutch industrial companies have a key role to play in repositioning the Netherlands to thrive in a low-carbon future. Despite... technological challenges and the pressure of global competition, it is possible for them to lower their greenhouse-gas emissions in line with European goals.
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Gauging the disruptive power of robo-taxis in autonomous driving

– The self-driving taxi could ultimately take the global auto industry on a wild ride. Our use-case approach reveals why.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

Pinpointing the global forces that drive progress

– Companies that pay close attention to the trends and shifts affecting growth and productivity can help create a new societal deal... for prosperity.
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The future(s) of mobility: How cities can benefit

– Autonomous vehicles, electric powertrains, vehicle sharing, and other advances are transforming urban mobility. Planning ahead... can help cities capture the benefits of the shift, from cleaner air to easier journeys.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Mapping the benefits of a circular economy

– Most European industries can improve financial performance with specific actions to reconfigure product lifecycles.
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Winds of change? Why offshore wind might be the next big thing

– Falling costs and rising acceptance are promising signs, but the industry needs to keep improving.

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The McKinsey Center for Business and Environment

Providing insights and solutions so that economies—and the environment—can thrive. New technologies and business models will allow companies, cities, and countries to use natural resources more productively.

McKinsey Center for Future Mobility

The McKinsey Center for Future Mobility brings together cross-functional expertise to deliver leading-edge insight to help shape the future of mobility-related industries and the public sector. We are passionate and curious about the emerging opportunities in mobility.

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