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. We collaborate with stakeholders and leaders across the private, public, and social sectors to advance economic opportunity for Black individuals and communities and create a more inclusive economy and society.
The Institute was launched in December 2020 as a part of McKinsey’s 10 actions toward racial justice and equity. For more information on McKinsey’s broader research on diversity, equity, and inclusion, see our featured insights.

Our work spans across three pillars

Research and insights

Developing high-quality research across a range of racial-equity and inclusive-economic-growth topics


Working with partner organizations to bring together influential leaders and cross-sector stakeholders to catalyze dialogue and action

Real-world impact

Translating research and insights into tools and capabilities that support clients and impact the real world

Our Purpose

We exist to inspire, empower, and sustain action that leads to the economic development of Black communities across the globe.

Guiding Principles

The McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility is governed by four guiding principles that underpin all of our work.

Anchored in an economic perspective

The Institute will focus on the economic drivers of racial inequality.

Dedicated to distinctive, rigorous insights

The Institute will conduct comprehensive, objective research that builds on McKinsey’s unique assets and capabilities.

Moving stakeholders to long-term action

The Institute will intentionally focus on moving individuals, organizations, and eco-systems toward institutional and systems-level change.

Role modeling how to operationalize racial equity

The Institute will be a role model for bringing racial-equity principles to life.

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