Hydrogen is crucial for clean energy, but meeting the projected 2040 demand of 240 megatons annually requires a huge electrolyser capacity, far beyond current levels. The 2030s are key for the industry's growth, as highlighted in the study.
Sustainability & Climate Action
Rapid action is needed on climate change. We regularly publish our research on topical issues.
Tackling climate change is the task of the century. Today's companies must take rapid climate action – not just as a moral choice, but as an economic necessity. Pressure is growing from consumers, policymakers and investors for corporate management to come up with initiatives and environmental strategies geared towards corporate sustainability and net-zero emissions.
We believe that the world is heading towards a new sustainable paradigm, one that takes the entire value cycle into account. This offers an opportunity for companies: Players who make sustainability an integral part of their strategy today will benefit from a significant competitive advantage in the future. Besides the challenges, there are opportunities and upsides for those who move quickly. Being sustainable is not just good for the planet, it's good for business.
While long-term net-zero targets are necessary, strategic moves and concrete actions in the next few years count the most. Depending on their particular situation and industry, businesses will need to act in areas ranging from climate adaptation, decarbonization, the circular economy and waste management to green materials, the energy transition and hydrogen. New business models and deep profit pools for long-term competitiveness are forming, and companies that actively embed corporate sustainability in their strategy today stand to gain in the form of new revenue opportunities, a better understanding of shifting customer behaviors, less exposure to climate risks and lower climate-related costs across the supply chain – all benefits that could already be visible in the short to medium term.
Below, we present a selection of relevant articles and studies in the field of sustainability and climate action.
Green hydrogen as new growth pocket for desalination - Once it takes off at scale
This study looks at at the potential opportunity that the likely growth of green hydrogen presents for desalination companies.
This comprehensive study delves into the heart of the issue of biodiversity loss, presenting a groundbreaking approach to biodiversity valuation and its critical role in shaping a sustainable future.
Circular SAF: Waste-to-SAF as a critical bridge to a sustainable future for aviation
Circular SAF: Waste-to-SAF as a critical bridge to a sustainable future for aviation.
Circular economy solutions for industrial firms
The benefits of circular economy management and its potential to impact sustainable business practices across industries, promoting environmental consciousness and a more eco-friendly future.
Clean Hydrogen Radar
Roland Berger´s Clean Hydrogen Radar will analyze and explain upstream, midstream and downstream developments in all key global markets.
To meet the Paris target, companies need to speed up their carbon reduction plans. We suggest six areas where firms can accelerate decarbonization.
Unlocking Hydrogen Growth in the Middle East
Outlining the key challenges and identifying the key enablers to drive the low carbon hydrogen ecosystem forward in the Middle East.
Plastic recycling: Exploiting the new gold
Stricter regulations and new technologies are driving up recycling rates just as quality and market value of recyclates is increasing. Roland Berger’s report looks at the multiple opportunities for industry players.
Reducing Scope 3 emissions – The next step toward decarbonization
A Roland Berger and Swissmem study explores drivers, ambitions and concrete plans.
It’s time for steelmakers to reduce emissions
EAF steelmakers must focus on decarbonization to thrive in a new era of sustainability – Roland Berger´s publication shows how.
Aviation's Roadmap to True Zero
Roland Berger’s Aviation´s Roadmap to True Zero sets out a sustainable approach to eliminate climate effects from air travel.
From gray to green
The green transformation of the economy is indispensable. However, it remains a hurdle in terms of financial resources. We believe that private equity, which currently manages around €800 billion of assets in Europe, can act as a catalyst for green transformation and play an important role in transforming grey into green businesses. Find out what real and perceived hurdles remain, as well as strategies to counter them.
The way towards a renewable future
All companies rely on energy to run their operations. And almost all countries have pledged to become climate neutral and ramp up renewable energy capacity. However, progress in this endeavor is coming more slowly than needed. Learn how companies can overcome the faltering progress of governments and secure reliable access to renewable energy on their own.
Overcoming the uncertainties of clean technologies
Many of the clean technologies needed to achieve the 1.5 °C scenario are already technically available. However, scaling them up will require massive additional R&D investments. Learn how de-risking can support the process of getting cutting-edge technologies ready for market and making a significant impact on emissions reduction.
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Energy & Utilities
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