Shannon Bouton

Chief Operating Officer, McKinsey Center for Business and Environment

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Shannon is the Chief Operating Officer of the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment and a leader in the Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice. Shannon has served state and city governments, non-profits, and public utility clients on energy efficiency strategy and program design, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and sustainability.  She also co-founded McKinsey’s Cities Special Initiative, and has led several pilots to develop city focused tools to improve economic development, service delivery, and organizational performance. Shannon is a co-author on a number of McKinsey publications focused on energy efficiency and city performance including the recent Building the cities of the future with green districts and the well recieved How to Make a City Great report.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Shannon was a field biologist.  She has served as an environmental consultant to grass roots non-profits in the Brazilian Pantanal, and to the Florida Army Corp of Engineers. Shannon holds a Ph.D. in Conservation Biology from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida, Gainesville.