Insights on Sustainability & Resource Productivity

Article

How industry can move toward a low-carbon future

– Cutting industry’s carbon emissions will require significant investment and coordinated effort among businesses, governments, and other stakeholders.
Article

The potential impact of electric vehicles on global energy systems

– Electric vehicles are unlikely to create a power-demand crisis but could reshape the load curve. Here’s how to bend that... curve to your advantage.
Article

Charging ahead: Understanding the electric-vehicle infrastructure challenge

– Access to efficient charging could become a roadblock to electric-vehicle uptake. Let’s look at the numbers and costs behind... the problem.
Article

The offshore-wind industry’s moment of reckoning

– The days of stable and relatively high revenues are ending for Europe’s offshore-wind developers, owners, and operators.... Making money on tomorrow’s low-price projects will require a new degree of discipline.
Article

Bringing (solar) power to the people

– Solar home systems can help to bridge the electrification gap in developing countries—if certain conditions are met.

The future of mobility

Video

The future of commercial mobility

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

Featured publications

Issue

McKinsey on Sustainability & Resource Productivity, Number 5

– The articles in this publication suggest a powerful momentum behind energy, mobility and sustainability transitions, to the benefit... of business and society.
Issue

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.
Book

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.

Want to learn more about how we help clients in Sustainability & Resource Productivity?

MORE INSIGHTS

Article

Building a great data platform

– Five insights into building a great data platform can help energy, chemical, utility, and basic-materials companies get it right.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Funding follies

– You've got yourself a high-performing business. So why is it starving for resources?
Article

The new rules of competition in energy storage

– The costs of energy-storage systems are dropping too fast for inefficient players to hide. The winners in this market will be... those that aggressively pursue and achieve operational improvements.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

– As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what... technology could eventually do in the urban environment.
Report

Elements of success: Urban transportation systems of 24 global cities

– Defining the aspects of mobility that function well or need improvement is a critical part of decision making for large cities.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Three surprising resource implications from the rise of electric vehicles

– The economic consequences for energy, raw materials, and land may not be what you’d expect.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Booming cities, unintended consequences

– Roadways clogged by commercial vehicles and intense competition for affordable housing are imposing costs on prosperous cities... and their most vulnerable residents.
Article

Hawaii’s quest to become a low-carbon leader

– A decade ago, the state decided to make its energy system cleaner and greener. How is it doing?
Article

Why the future of commercial battery storage is bright

– Many commercial and industrial users can already save money.
Report

A framework for fostering effective energy transitions

– The new Energy Transition Index looks at 114 countries’ energy systems’ performance and transition readiness.
Article

What every utility CEO should know about blockchain

– Blockchain technology can streamline transactions along the utility value chain. Here is a look at six emerging applications.
Sorry, we couldn't find any results. Try removing some filters.

More from this practice

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.

Connect with our Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice