Dr. Shannon BoutonGlobal Executive Director, Sustainable Communities
A field biologist by training, and with a PhD in natural resources and the environment from the University of Michigan, Shannon spent her early career working directly with grassroots communities on conservation in Brazil.
Prior to joining McKinsey.org in 2018, Shannon spent 12 years at McKinsey & Company, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment. While at McKinsey & Company, Shannon helped to launch the firm’s Sustainability practice. Notably, in her work with the Cities Special Initiative, Shannon helped develop tools to enable cities to improve economic development, climate action planning, service delivery, transportation and organizational performance.