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Getting a better handle on currency risk

July 2015—When exchange rates are volatile, companies rush to stem potential losses. What risks should they hedge—and how?more

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The construction productivity imperative

July 2015—How to build megaprojects better.more

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Megaprojects: The good, the bad, and the better

July 2015—Building big infrastructure projects is always risky, but there are ways to improve the odds of a smooth landing.more

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Repelling the cyberattackers

July 2015—Organizations must build digital resilience to protect their most valuable information assets.more

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How companies can adapt to climate change

July 2015—Taking effective action can turn risk into competitive advantage.more

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An executive’s guide to machine learning

June 2015—It’s no longer the preserve of artificial-intelligence researchers and born-digital companies like Amazon, Google, and Netflix.more

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The impact of regulation

April 2015—The chief financial and risk officer of APG, Angelien Kemna, believes pension funds and regulators must work together to foster opportunities for long-term investment while ensuring stable, sound, and safe financial markets.more

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Managing supplier risk in the transportation and infrastructure industry

February 2015—Introducing systematic risk-management tools, particularly in the supplier-selection process, could help mitigate problems associated with the industry.more

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Debt and (not much) deleveraging

February 2015—A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds global debt has grown by $57 trillion since 2007, posing new risks to financial stability and global economic growth.

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Rethinking bank risk in emerging markets

September 2014—Macroeconomic developments, heightened regulation, and pressure on margins and profitability are moving risk management to the top of the agenda for CEOs and their boards.more

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Why senior leaders are the front line against cyberattacks

June 2014—All companies are aware of the growing risk of cyberattacks, yet few are taking the steps necessary to protect critical information. The key? Senior managers need to lead.more

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The rising strategic risks of cyberattacks

May 2014—Research by McKinsey and the World Economic Forum points to a widening range of technology vulnerabilities and potentially huge losses in value tied to innovation.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

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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

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