McKinsey Launches Sustainability and ESG Consulting Practice –

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Management consulting firm McKinsey & Company has announced the foundation of a new platform aimed at helping clients across industries transform their sustainability function. McKinsey Sustainability aims to help clients get to net zero by 2050, and to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030.

From countries and companies to individuals, tackling climate change has finally come to sit at the top of the world’s agenda. Since the Paris Agreement, nations around the world have been issuing net-zero targets – with net-zero meaning achieving a balance between the greenhouse gases put into the atmosphere and those taken out – by 2050.

In line with this, a raft of professional services firms have set their own net-zero targets within varying time frames. These include the Big Four, and the MBB. However, one thing that has been increasingly made apparent is that while the direct carbon footprint of consulting work is important, it pales in comparison to the amount of emissions firms could cut out of the atmosphere if they worked to help their clients with their own net-zero ambitions.

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