Risk & Resilience Insights

The resilience imperative: Succeeding in uncertain times

Strengthening institutional resilience has never been more important.

Aligning portfolios with climate goals: A new approach for financial institutions

– Portfolio-alignment tools will help financial institutions chart more scientifically robust, realistic, and profitable climate... strategies.

Five actions to build next-generation know-your-customer capabilities

– KYC programs are key in banks’ customer gain and retention, but their results aren’t optimal, despite technology and... operations spend. Improving five KYC areas can generate substantial business value.
Executive Briefing

COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare... for the next normal.
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The Next Normal: Emerging stronger from the coronavirus pandemic

Explore McKinsey’s curated collection on the business outlook for 2021 and beyond—plus insights about how companies... can emerge stronger from the coronavirus crisis.

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McKinsey on Risk, Number 11, August 2021

– Gearing up for life beyond the crisis, organizations face an array of risks. In our latest issue of McKinsey on Risk, we offer... our unique perspectives about the imperatives of strengthening institutional resilience.

Special Collection

Global theme

Business Resilience

Resilience is the ability of a business to withstand, adapt, and thrive in the face of shocks that are internal and external, as well as known and unanticipated.

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The rise and rise of the global balance sheet: How productively are we using our wealth?

– Net worth has tripled since 2000, but the increase mainly reflects valuation gains in real assets, especially real estate, rather... than investment in productive assets that drive our economies.

Designing next-generation credit-decisioning models

– As banks continue their digital transformations, they can follow four best practices for automated credit-decisioning models to... incorporate more of the right data to meet future challenges.

Insurance: Transforming risk and compliance

– As economies emerge from the pandemic and plan for the next decade of growth, insurance companies need to rethink the strategic... function of risk.

A smarter way to think about public–private partnerships

– For governments pursuing public–private partnerships for large infrastructure projects, capitalizing on the risk-management... capabilities of the private sector could be a more efficient and effective approach.

Organizational cyber maturity: A survey of industries

– Ours is proving to be the century of cyber insecurity, yet few organizations have made sufficient progress in protecting information... assets.

What does resilience mean in capital and balance-sheet management?

– Two partners from McKinsey’s Risk and Resilience Practice share their perspectives on dealing with heightened uncertainty... and emerging threats during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting ahead of supply-chain risks

– How public- and private-sector organizations can collaborate, assess vulnerabilities, and look at the bigger picture to improve... supply-chain resilience.

Security as code: The best (and maybe only) path to securing cloud applications and systems

– Managing security as code enables companies to create value in the cloud securely.

How global companies can manage geopolitical risk

– Global enterprises can proactively manage the threats that escalating international and internal political tensions pose to their... operations, performance, and culture.
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