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December 2016—Being required to provide an annual Viability Statement presents an opportunity for many UK companies to enhance their understanding of risk and potentially reshape their strategic posture.more
December 2016—The United Kingdom’s post-Brexit future is uncertain. But one thing is clear: boosting economic growth will depend heavily on addressing long-standing productivity challenges.more
March 2016—This report examines how successful British luxury brands have grown and what it takes to build the brand at each stage, the key growth phases, and the tools to develop sustainable businesses in the UK and internationally. Financial analysis of 200 British luxury companies and over 20 interviews with CEOs and founders of luxury brands (including Harrods, Alexander McQueen, and Victoria Beckham) helped us bring new data into this market.
September 2015—A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. The public, private, and social sectors will need to act to close gender gaps in work and society.more
January 2016—The potential of digitization is well understood, yet healthcare systems are struggling to convert ambition into reality. Here’s what we recommend.
May 2015—Based on years of research by the directors of the McKinsey Global Institute, No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Forces Breaking All the Trends is a timely and important analysis of how we need to reset our intuition as a result of four forces colliding and transforming the global economy.more
October 2015—This new research-based report assesses the current situation of the Irish pension system; the retirement readiness of Irish households, and how many will require an adjustment to their standard of living when entering retirement. It also examines the system's sustainability; how far it can maintain current benefit levels in the future despite demographic or other pressures.
April 2015—This paper was produced as part of a cross-party initiative to consider the reforms needed in Whitehall and beyond to enable more effective government. The ideas and examples used have been drawn from public sector reform in the UK, US, Sweden, Denmark, Singapore, New Zealand and elsewhere to address the question of how the government could both improve service provision and meet its spending challenge during the next parliament.
April 2015—The UK retirement market is undergoing profound change across all dimensions. A new paper examines the market dynamics and describes specific strategic opportunities for asset managers and life insurers seeking to establish themselves and succeed in the UK.
September 2014—As artificial intelligence takes hold, what will it take to be an effective executive? Two directors from McKinsey in London assess how the role of managers and senior leaders will be affected by the rapid advance of brilliant machines as they change the nature of work in an increasing range of jobs and industries.more
November 2014—If the prevalence of obesity continues on its rising trend, almost half of the world’s adult population could be overweight or obese by 2030, imposing even greater personal, social, and economic costs. Effectively combating obesity around the world may require a comprehensive strategy of 44 interventions as part of a potential Obesity Abatement Program.more
February 2015—A UK government department has recently achieved full gender balance on its leadership team. Martin Donnelly reports on the four-year journey and what remains to be done.more
January 2015—Over the past 50 years, global economic growth was exceptionally rapid, and the world economy expanded sixfold. Yet unless we can dramatically improve productivity, the next half century will look very different. A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute offers a solution: a dramatic improvement in productivity. more
As austerity settles in, our latest collection explains the ways that defense ministries, NATO, and defense companies are adapting.
Our research on diversity has uncovered a significant relationship between a more diverse leadership and better financial performance. More diverse companies—those with a greater share of women and a mixed ethnic/racial composition in their leadership—are better able to win top talent and improve their customer orientation, employee satisfaction, and decision making. more
A first-of-its-kind survey of 8,500 employers, young people and educators provides data linking alarmingly high youth unemployment, the skills shortage reported by employers and growing scepticism about the value of higher education. The report explores how a country can successfully move its young people from education to employment.
September 2014—Ireland is the 14th most connected country in the world in terms of global flows of goods, services, people, capital and data—an enviable track record. A new report examines how and why it will need to open its doors more widely to compete in the global marketplace of the future.
July 2014—A new report sets out research jointly conducted with Centre for Cities, which identifies the UK’s economically most significant clusters and identifies ways to help them grow and fulfil their potential.
February 2014—A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute outlines a reform agenda for India that can potentially allow the country to achieve an average GDP growth rate of 7.8 percent, help half a billion people move beyond bare subsistence, and virtually eliminate extreme poverty in the span of just a decade. more
Despite commitment from the top and gender diversity initiatives in place within many companies, women are still underrepresented at the top of corporations. Our new report, Women Matter 2013: Moving corporate culture, moving boundaries, focuses on mindsets and corporate culture to help companies understand how they can make change happen. more
January 2014–Education to employment: Getting Europe's youth into work, is new research from McKinsey that looks at eight countries that between them are home to almost 75 percent of Europe's jobless youth, and examines the causes and offers solutions. The UK is one of them.
November 2013—A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute examines the very different distributional effects of ultra-low interest rate policies on governments, corporations, financial institutions and households. more
September 2013—By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. That could mean great things for economic growth—if the cities handle their expansion wisely. Here’s how.more
This research, first presented at the G8 Innovation Conference in London on 14 June, quantifies the importance of innovation in driving productivity growth and sets out the actions that governments and societies can take to build “Innovation Capital.”
In May 2013, Dominic Barton, McKinsey's global managing director, delivered the Tomorrow's Value lecture in London, arguing why a shift away from short-term capitalism is vital, and recommending where capitalism needs to reform in order to adapt to rapidly changing conditions in the global economy.
Prospects for economic growth in the United Kingdom are strong provided that bold action is taken to remove key barriers. This report identifies seven priorities for the country to address in the long term. more
Existing resources will not be enough to fund the UK’s transport infrastructure needs and maintain our roads, railways, and airports. How can this funding gap be closed? more
Entrepreneurs have already prepared the ground for a thriving technology cluster in East London. Its prospects for success could be enhanced by learning lessons from other countries’ experience with clusters. more