The McKinsey week in Charts

America’s net-zero shift

 It will not be easy for the United States to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. But, according to our analysis, a pathway exists. Major changes for that pathway would include a zero-emissions power sector by 2035, electric vehicles making up 75 percent of all new-car sales by 2030, and an 80 % reduction of oil and gas methane by 2030, among other changes. Click through the interactive to see more.











To read the article, see “Navigating America’s net-zero frontier: A guide for business leaders,” May 5, 2022.


Convenient but costly

E-commerce has to offer more than convenience to keep grocery shoppers coming back. Our recent research shows that fewer consumers—compared with 2020—want to engage with retailers in person. But online grocery shoppers say e-commerce falls short in providing fresh, quality foods, lacks a robust selection, and is too expensive overall.

To read the article, see “The next horizon for grocery e-commerce: Beyond the pandemic bump,” April 29, 2022


Spread the creativity

When designers work within collaborative teams good things tend to happen. According to our research, organizations with cross-functional design integration tend to have better financial performance, happier employees, more evidence of innovation, and stronger environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impact.

To read the report, see “Redesigning the design department,” April 27, 2022.

A new high for low-emissions cars

To keep post-industrial warming below 1.5°C by the end of the century, new-car sales of low-emission vehicles will need to increase from today’s sales figures of 5 percent to almost 100 % by 2050. That would serve to cut transportation CO2 emissions almost in half.

To read the article, see “Mobility’s net-zero transition: A look at opportunities and risks,” April 25, 2022.