Can we rebuild our world over the next 15 years?

Council on Business & Society global knowledge partner McKinsey&Company previews its report on financing sustainable infrastructures

sustainable infrastructureThe notion of sustainable economic development gained momentum in 2015 with the culmination of the COP21 in Paris. Council on Business & Society knowledge partners McKinsey & Co. analyse how to ensure that infrastructure and facility networks in middle-income countries succeed in their attempt to become climate resilient, socially inclusive – by decreasing poverty or increasing employment – and reduce carbon emissions.

With demand for new infrastructure having almost doubled to an estimated $90 trillion, McKinsey & Co. forward the argument that developed countries will be rebuilding the world over the next 15 years, providing opportunities to multiply business and boost economies. However, barriers must fall to attract the needed finance.

Read the full article from the Council on Business & Society knowledge partner McKinsey & Company

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Source: McKinsey & Company.

About the Authors

Aaron Bielenberg is an associate principal in McKinsey’s Washington, DC, office, where Melissa Roberts is a consultant. Mike Kerlin is a principal in the Philadelphia office, and Jeremy Oppenheim is a director in the London office.

The Council on Business & Society Global Alliance is an ongoing international dialogue between six of the world’s leading business schools and an organiser of Forums focusing on issues at the crossroads of business and society – The Council Community helps bring together business leaders, academics, students and journalists from around the world. #CouncilonBusinessandSociety

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