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

Executive Briefing

Racial and ethnic equity in US higher education

– Institutions have the potential to use their roles in teaching and learning, research scholarship and creative expression, and service to the community to collectively work toward greater equity.
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Rules of the road: Equitably serving Black automotive consumers

– Black consumers’ automotive spending is projected to grow, and companies have opportunities to create more equitable experiences.

Race in the workplace: The frontline experience

– Three of four frontline workers want to be promoted, but less than one in four achieves it. Companies can take targeted actions to better support these workers.

Racial and ethnic equity in US higher education: Completion rates

– Supporting students from underrepresented populations can help accelerate progress toward racial and ethnic equity in US higher education.

Racial and ethnic equity in US higher education: Students and faculty

– Most nonprofit institutions have significant progress to make to reach their stated goals of representational parity.

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Our initiatives to advance racial equity

Next 1B

Our goal is to accelerate the growth of the next generation of billion-dollar Black-owned brands

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

Senior Partner, New York
Helps companies accelerate growth in the private-equity, advanced-industries, and technology sectors; guides organizations across sectors to build a more inclusive, dynamic economy

Bob Sternfels

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

Tiffany Burns

Senior Partner, Atlanta
Serves consumer-facing organizations on broad transformation efforts to significantly improve performance and leads 10 Actions, the firm’s efforts to achieve greater racial equity for Black Americans and combat racism

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