In this article McKinsey attempts to examine the possible effects of the war and its ramifications on the key requirements for a more orderly net-zero transition. Explores the war’s potential effect on key sectors and how shifts in energy and finance markets could play out in the aggregate, both globally and within major regional blocs.
The shift from standalone hardware to smart, connected products is pervasive—and it’s here to stay. Forward-thinking hardware companies are taking leadership positions in a new era of product development. Will you be one of them?
It’s interesting to reflect on the opportunities which were imagined back in 2010, and which regularly appear on today’s supply chain agenda. Some progress has been made over the past decade, but there are still plenty of early observers to be convinced, and early adopters who haven’t realized that real-time information alone will not necessarily deliver competitive advantage.
Companies across industries and regions increasingly see sustainability as a critical driver of competitive advantage. And many are setting audacious sustainability goals reflected in concrete environmental, social, and governance (ESG) targets. The challenge: most are struggling to translate their goals into action.
Green chemicals—those with a low-carbon product portfolio or a higher exposure to end markets supporting sustainability—are being rewarded by capital markets and safeguarding future cash flow. This McKinsey article illustrates how capital markets are increasingly recognizing sustainability, and it details five steps companies can take to act upon capital-market expectations.