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Our 10 actions toward racial equity

How we plan to accelerate change within our firm and help combat racism across the world

In 2020, McKinsey put forth a public commitment to anti-racism and social justice. Drawing on our areas of core expertise, we’ve focused on building Black leadership within our organization and beyond, identifying solutions through data-based research and investing in social change within our wider community. While we know that we have a long way to go on our journey, we are proud to support the leaders, businesses and communities working for a more just and equitable society.
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Our Black Voices

Hearing from members of the Black community is not only self-evident in its power but also necessary. Our colleagues share perspectives on their Black experience—in the workplace and beyond.

Supporting Black leaders

Black Leadership Academy

Helping to accelerate the progression of Black leaders in their organizations.

McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility

Our goal is to inspire, empower, and sustain action that leads to the economic development of Black communities across the globe.

Investing in future leaders

Sophomore Summer Business Analyst Program

Our Sophomore Summer Business Analyst program provides a highly select group of Black/African American and/or Hispanic/Latino undergraduate students first-hand experience with consulting at McKinsey & Company.

Freshman Diversity Leadership Academy

McKinsey’s Freshman Diversity Leadership Academy (FDLA) was established in 2017 with the goal of meeting and supporting talented university freshmen who identify as Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, or Native American.

Identifying solutions

McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility

Our goal is to inspire, empower, and sustain action that leads to the economic development of Black communities across the globe.
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Building supportive ecosystems for Black-owned US businesses

– The right business ecosystems can mitigate or negate the effects of structural obstacles to business building for Black business owners—and add $290 billion in business equity.
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COVID-19: Investing in Black lives and livelihoods

– The unfolding public-health and possible economic disaster of the pandemic will disproportionately affect Black Americans—unless stakeholders respond immediately.
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The case for accelerating financial inclusion in black communities

– A lack of financial inclusion for black Americans exists at every level of the financial system. Understanding the sources of exclusion is the first step to fixing the system.
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The economic impact of closing the racial wealth gap

– The persistent racial wealth gap in the United States is a burden on Black Americans as well as the overall economy. New research quantifies the impact of closing the gap and identifies key sources of this socioeconomic inequity.

Investing in social change