Senior Partner and Global Leader, Sustainability Practice
McKinsey & Company

Dickon is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s San Francisco office where he leads McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice globally, focusing on energy transitions, future of mobility, circular economy, sustainability investing & financing, biosystems & land use, carbon economics, resilience & adaptation.

Dickon serves all four of the key actors in the resource productivity space: investors (VC, PE, pension funds, SWF, multinational development banks), large energy and industrial incumbents (e.g., oil and gas companies, defense contractors, high tech conglomerates, US utilities, car OEMs), technology start-ups and policy makers/influencers (government agencies, NGOs, regulators).

Within the power sector, Dickon’s recent engagements include:
• Increasing capital productivity of 1GW of US wind projects for a global renewables developer
• Developing international growth strategy for large European offshore wind player
• Redesigning rate structure for regulated utility
• Creating market entry strategy for Asian power player in US downstream power market
• Developing 2050 deep decarbonization roadmap and pathways for pan-EU utility association

Before co-founding McKinsey’s Sustainability Practice, Dickon was a leader in McKinsey’s Global Semiconductor Practice where served many of the world’s leading semiconductor companies on strategy, capital productivity and operational turnarounds.

Prior to joining McKinsey, was a Reservoir Engineer at Shell. He holds a Ph.D. in the physics of organic semiconductor devices from Cambridge University, an M.Sc in Physics from UC Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and a B.A (Double First Class Hons) in Physics from Cambridge University.

Speaking at the Following:

May 25

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The End of Stability?

12:00pm – 12:45pm

ULI Global Governing Trustee Richard Price sits down for a candid conversation with sustainability expert Dickon Pinner on how real estate leaders should confront climate risk.