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Risk and responsibility in a hyperconnected world: Implications for enterprises

January 2014—For the world’s economy to get full value from technological innovation, it must have a robust, coordinated approach to cybersecurity. A new report from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Company looks at how that could happen.more

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Managing when vendor and supplier risk becomes your own

July 2013—Financial institutions are being held accountable for the actions of their suppliers. A new approach can help to identify and manage sources of third-party risk.more


Managing the people side of risk

May 2013—Companies can create a powerful risk culture without turning the organization upside down.more


The do-or-die questions boards should ask about technology

June 2013—Board members should raise nine critical questions when discussing technology strategy with IT and business managers.more


A better way to measure bank risk

April 2010—One capital ratio tops others in foreshadowing distress—and it’s not the one that’s traditionally been regulated.more


A better way for banks to monitor credit

January 2013—Early-warning tracking of small changes in customers’ financial situations can make a big impact on the bottom line.more


Overcoming a bias against risk

August 2012—Risk-averse midlevel managers making routine investment decisions can shift an entire company’s risk profile. An organization-wide stance toward risk can help.more

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The search for a sustainable banking model

January 2013—To secure future growth, banks must fundamentally transform their economics, businesses, and cultures.more

interview | McKinsey Quarterly

Understanding the Second Great Contraction: An interview with Kenneth Rogoff

October 2011—The economist and coauthor of This Time Is Different explains what history can teach us about the global downturn and why climbing out of it is still rife with risks. more

report | McKinsey Global Institute

Debt and deleveraging: Uneven progress on the path to growth

January 2012—Reducing debt in mature economies continues to be a long and slow process. But lessons of history show that with the right reforms during deleveraging, countries can return to robust long-term growth.more

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Governance since the economic crisis: McKinsey Global Survey results

July 2011—Corporate directors know what they should be doing. But they haven’t raised their game since 2008 and must strengthen their capabilities and spend more time on board work.more


The right way to hedge

July 2010—Deciding how and what to hedge requires a company-wide look at the total costs and benefits.more

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article | McKinsey Quarterly

Risk: Seeing around the corners

October 2009—Risk-assessment processes typically expose only the most direct threats facing a company and neglect indirect ones that can have an equal or greater impact.more

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