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Leaders of organizations across sectors face the same challenges: Should they prioritize green transformation or pursue growth? We are convinced that they can do both

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Our goal

Win green & grow

At McKinsey, we are deeply convinced that it’s essential to rigorously pursue decarbonization while also strengthening innovation, sustainable economic growth, and international competitiveness. The scaling up of climate technologies must significantly accelerate in the coming months and years. We are convinced that it’s possible to be green and grow at the same time.

1200 +

sustainability projects

in the last three years



rate of emissions reduction for clients over four years

$1 billion


to help clients manage the climate crisis over the next five years

Examples of our work

As experts for green growth, we help companies, governments, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in all sectors define and implement their sustainability goals.

Case Studies

What we do

Our people

Senior Partner

Stefan Helmcke

Co-leader of McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice, serving energy companies and clients the raw materials industry in Europe. He also works on related matters such as climate change, water, and the circular economy.
Senior Partner

Ruth Heuss

Co-leader of McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice. She serves companies in the automotive sector and machinery industries on future mobility, decarbonization strategies, and product development.
Senior Partner

Daniel Rexhausen

Co-leader of McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice and Green Business Building service line. Advises a broad range of retail, consumer goods, logistics, and healthcare clients with a focus on sustainability and operations issues.
Senior Partner

Florian Wunderlich

Leads rapid-pace digital transformations for companies looking for a fresh start, taking an owner's mind-set to maximize business value.

Holger Klärner

Co-leader of McKinsey’s Renewables and Green Business Building service lines. Advises clients mainly in the energy sector with a spike in renewables and focuses on business building, growth and corporate and business unit strategy.
Senior Partner

Markus Berger-de León

Co-leader of McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice. Supports sustainable digital transformations with the insights of a seasoned digital entrepreneur; also leads McKinsey’s digital business building operations.
Senior Partner

Philipp Radtke

Co-leader of McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice. Advises automotive manufacturers and suppliers, construction equipment makers, and other industrial producers as they improve global operations, drive performance improvement, and seek growth opportunities
Senior Partner

Dago Diedrich

Co-leader of McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice. Serves leading energy, automotive, and high-tech companies on strategic issues, performance transformation, and trend analysis.

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Our Publications

Our recent studies and articles on sustainability and green growth

The energy transition: A region-by-region agenda for near-term action

– What practical actions could countries take now to ensure that the energy transition both accelerates and proceeds in an orderly... fashion?

Accelerating toward net zero: The green business building opportunity

– Surging demand for zero-carbon technologies, materials, and services gives companies opportunities to build new green businesses.... Leaders that move quickly could see exponential growth.

Reflections from COP27: Ten takeaways for CEOs

– What a difference a year makes.

Playing offense to create value in the net-zero transition

– Decarbonization will reshape the economy, opening new markets and imperiling others. Now is the moment for companies to spot green... growth opportunities and move boldly to take advantage.

The net-zero transition in the wake of the war in Ukraine: A detour, a derailment, or a different path?

– The invasion of Ukraine will, at least initially, complicate the transition path to a net-zero economy, but this tragic development... could still prove to be a turning point in accelerating progress in the medium run.

The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring

– This McKinsey report offers a detailed look at the economic and societal impact of the transition to net-zero carbon emissions... by 2050.

Our podcasts

Our podcast on sustainability

Net zero: Next moves for CEOs

– How leaders can invest in a sustainable future and navigate near-term energy pressures successfully.

Electric vehicles are here and large-scale adoption is … near?

– You might expect electric vehicles to be more popular, with gas prices and sustainability concerns so high. But barriers to widespread adoption remain. Here’s what companies must do to topple them.

Taking the first steps toward net-zero emissions

– The path to net-zero emissions is full of challenges. Leadership must understand the risks and commit to change now—or face an even thornier transition down the road.

We are investing in natural and innovative climate solutions and accelerating the decarbonization of our operations through partnerships. As McKinsey, we aim to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030.

Fabian Billing

Managing Partner Deutschland and Österreich, Düsseldorf

Learn more about our commitment to sustainability