Cynthia Shih

Global Director of the Sustainable Communities Initiative

McKinsey.org

Class of 2013



Cynthia is currently Global Director of the Sustainable Communities Initiative at McKinsey.org, an independent nonprofit founded in January 2018 by global management consultancy McKinsey & Company to have lasting and substantial impact on complex social challenges. McKinsey.org’s initial focus is on accelerating recycling and sustainable waste management efforts around the world. Prior to her current role, Cynthia was a Sustainability & Resource Productivity Fellow with McKinsey & Company, where she co-authored the report “Focused Acceleration: A Strategic Approach to Climate Action in Cities through 2030” in collaboration with nonprofit C40, and served clients in various sectors including cleantech, electric & gas utilities, chemicals, smart cities, and transportation.