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.

About Us

The McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility is a research institute and think tank dedicated to advancing racial equity and inclusive growth in the United States—and globally. Our mission is to help private-, public-, and social-sector leaders take coordinated action to accelerate Black economic development by providing in-depth research, convening with stakeholders, and translating research into practical assets and capabilities to create real-world impact.

Learn more about the Institute and why it was created.

Featured Research

Article

What Black and Latino consumers want healthcare stakeholders to know

– Understanding consumer behavior and attitude drivers may help stakeholders improve health outcomes and experiences for Black and Latino patients.
Article

Expand diversity among your suppliers—and add value to your organization

– Companies can unlock more value in their supplier diversity programs by including higher-growth sectors and promoting diversity across the business ecosystem.
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Marketing to the multifaceted Black consumer

– To attract Black consumers, brands must demonstrate quality, social mission, and good value.
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The rise of the inclusive consumer

– Social values are shaping purchase decisions more than ever—and retailers that act now stand to attract consumers’ loyalty and spending.
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Black consumers: Where to invest for equity (a preview)

– Effectively pursuing broad racial-equity goals can help consumer-facing companies better serve Black consumers.

Our initiatives to advance racial equity

Our 10 actions toward racial equity

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

Black Leadership Academy Experience

Helping to accelerate the progression of Black leaders in their organizations

McKinsey Inclusive Business Accelerator

Advancing racial equity and inclusive economic empowerment

Reflections: Advance racial equity

To America’s leaders, innovators, and changemakers: the task of building a more perfect society needs your help.

Featured Essay

Reducing Racial Wealth Gaps - And Why That Matters for Families and the Economy

Aspen Financial Security Program, Aspen Institute. The Future of Building Wealth: Brief Essays on the Best Ideas to Build Wealth - For everyone. Brenden McKinney, Nick Noel, Duwain Pinder and Shelley Stewart

The essay is in Section VIII

Our people

The Institute is led by a group of McKinsey colleagues and is governed by internal and external advisers. Our internal advisers comprise global leaders from McKinsey who represent a diverse range of geographies and practices. Our external advisory board, which is composed of senior leaders from across the private, public, and social sectors, bring an objective perspective to our work.

Shelley Stewart III

Partner, New Jersey
Helps companies accelerate growth and design new go-to-market models in the private equity, advanced industries, and technology sectors

Bob Sternfels

Global Managing Partner, Bay Area
Bob serves as the global managing partner of McKinsey & Company

Dame Vivian Hunt

Senior Partner, London
Dame Vivian advises leading companies on a broad range of strategic topics, with a particular focus on performance transformation, productivity growth and organisational agility, as well as diversity and inclusion

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