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2020 Virtual Global Sustainability Summit

2020 Virtual Global Sustainability Summit

Request access to on-demand replays from McKinsey’s 2020 Virtual Global Sustainability Summit

After more than ten thousand years of remarkable stability, the earth’s climate is changing. The impacts of climate change, such as heat, floods, pollution, and acute weather events threaten our local communities and the global economy. While we reckon with this climate challenge, our global community is also urgently grappling with unprecedented health and economic disruptions due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In this ever-changing global context, facing all of these challenges requires business leaders and policy makers to prioritize risk management, prudent investment, and technological innovation to ensure the global recovery benefits the economic well being of our communities while ensuring the sustainability of our environment.

McKinsey’s first virtual Global Sustainability Summit convened our global community across four events to discuss new solutions, technologies, and financial models to deliver improved economic performance as well as better environmental and social outcomes.

Register to request access to on-demand replays of our events across four areas: Addressing climate change in a post-pandemic world; Imagining a climate-resilient future; Investing in Innovations for Decarbonization; What a 1.5oC pathway would take. The goal: successfully transitioning to a low-carbon, sustainable economy.

Events available on-demand

Addressing climate change in a post-pandemic world
Larry Fink, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock; Mekala Krishnan, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute; Hiro Mizuno, Former CIO of GPIF; Board Member, Tesla Inc; Dickon Pinner, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; and Kevin Sneader, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company, discuss how investors and companies can incorporate climate risk management and resilience into their decision making in the post-pandemic recovery.

Imagining a climate-resilient future
Christina Chan, Director, Climate Resilience Practice, World Resources Institute; Spencer Glendon, Founder, Probable Futures; Mekala Krishnan, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute; Veronica Scotti, Chairperson, Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re; and Jonathan Woetzel, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, help us imagine the climate-resilient economy we need to build.

Investing in emerging innovations for decarbonization
Barbara Burger, President, Chevron Technology Ventures; Ira Ehrenpreis, Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners; Jim Fitterling, Chairman and CEO, Dow; Kimberly Henderson, Partner, McKinsey & Company; and Dickon Pinner, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, discuss how business and industry are investing in and utilizing breakthrough innovations for decarbonization, while creating sustainable economic growth.

What a 1.5°C pathway would take
Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Prime Minister Johnson’s Finance Adviser for COP26; Christiana Figueres, Co-founder, Global Optimism; Cindy Levy, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Kathleen McLaughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc; President, Walmart Foundation; Dickon Pinner, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Shivika Sahdev, Partner, McKinsey & Company; Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board, Editor-at-large, US, Financial Times; and Cathy Zoi, CEO, EVgo discuss breakthrough innovations, industry transformations, and scalable solutions in the areas of food and forestry, electrification, industrial adaptation, clean power generation, and carbon management and markets that would need to happen for the world to move rapidly onto a 1.5-degree pathway.

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About the presenters

President, Chevron Technology Ventures

Barbara Burger

 
UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Prime Minister Johnson’s Finance Adviser for COP26

Mark Carney

 
Director, Climate Resilience Practice, World Resources Institute

Christina Chan

 
Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners

Ira Ehrenpreis

 
Co-founder, Global Optimism

Christiana Figueres

 
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock

Larry Fink

 
Chairman and CEO, Dow

Jim Fitterling

 
Founder, Probable Futures

Spencer Glendon

 
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Kimberly Henderson

 
Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute

Mekala Krishnan

 
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Cindy Levy

 
Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Walmart Inc and President, Walmart Foundation

Kathleen McLaughlin

 
Former CIO of GPIF; Board Member, Tesla Inc

Hiro Mizuno

 
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Dickon Pinner

 
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Shivika Sahdev

 
Chairperson, Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re

Veronica Scotti

 
Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company

Kevin Sneader

 
Chair of the Editorial Board, Editor-at-large, US, Financial Times

Gillian Tett

 
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jonathan Woetzel

 
Chief Executive Officer, EVgo

Cathy Zoi