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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.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: The new landscape of risk

– With catastrophic events on the rise, companies face nonlinear shifts to their risk-return profiles. Here’s how to prepare.
Article

The risks and challenges of the global COVID-19-vaccine rollout

– A realistic assessment of the heroic effort to administer billions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines to an agonized global population... is necessary—the stakes could not be higher.
Article

The next S-curve in model risk management

– How banks can drive transformations of the model life cycle in a highly uncertain business landscape.

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Collection

Cybersecurity in a digital era

Even before the advent of a global pandemic, executive teams faced a challenging and dynamic environment as they sought to... protect their institutions from cyberattack, without degrading their ability to innovate and extract value from technology investments.

Over the past year, we’ve sought to publish cybersecurity articles in various areas that will help senior executives consider their options and make pragmatic decisions about how to move forward in making the right tradeoffs in managing technology risks.

Collection

McKinsey on Risk

The journal offering McKinsey’s global perspective and strategic thinking on risk, focusing on the key risk areas that bear upon... the performance of the world’s leading companies.

Special Collection

Global theme

Business Resilience

In the face of a crisis or economic slowdown, resilient organizations ride out uncertainty instead of being overpowered by it.

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Article

Building the internal-audit function of the future

– Due to the pandemic, many organizations have prioritized short-term priorities for internal-audit functions, but now is also the... time to recalibrate for potential long-term uncertainty and complexity.
Podcast

Boards and cybersecurity

– How boards should prepare for the rising cybersecurity threat
Article

The Latin American energy sector: How to address cybersecurity

– Electric-power and gas companies are vulnerable to cyberattacks, but a structured approach that applies communication, organizational,... and process frameworks can reduce cyber-related risks.
Article

Derisking digital and analytics transformations

– While the benefits of digitization and advanced analytics are well documented, the risk challenges often remain hidden.
Article

A unique time for chief risk officers in insurance

– Amid rising economic uncertainty, leading insurers are looking to their CROs to do even more than manage risks.
Article

How the voluntary carbon market can help address climate change

– The voluntary carbon market is gaining momentum and plays an increasingly important role in limiting global warming. Here’s... how.
Article

The disaster you could have stopped: Preparing for extraordinary risks

– Ignoring high-consequence, low-likelihood risks can be damaging to an organization, but preparing for everything is impossibly... costly. Here is how leaders can make the right investments.
Interview

‘Keep it simple’: Aditya Puri on HDFC Bank’s path to market leadership

– The recently retired founder–CEO of India’s highest-valued financial institution reflects on how customer-focused... innovation and disciplined risk management led to strong performance.
Interview

Resilience in a crisis: An interview with Professor Edward I. Altman

– One of the leading researchers in corporate financial health discusses what executives can do to help their companies endure the... financial stresses of crisis times.
Article

Meeting the future: Dynamic risk management for uncertain times

– The world is changing in fundamental ways, leading to dramatic shifts in the landscape of risks faced by businesses.
Article

The energy-sector threat: How to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities

– Electric-power and gas companies are especially vulnerable to cyberattacks, but a structured approach that applies communication,... organizational, and process frameworks can significantly reduce cyber-related risks.
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