How can we make the world's buildings net-zero?

There is potential for private-equity and real-estate investors to consider building decarbonization as an investment priority. Image: Unsplash/Marcin Jozwiak

Gustav Bolin

Associate partner, McKinsey and Company

Ann Hewitt

Consultant, McKinsey and Company

Blake Houghton

Partner, McKinsey and Company

Charlie Jersey

Consultant, McKinsey and Company

Evan Polymeneas

Partner, McKinsey and Company


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