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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.
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.
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.

Featured publication

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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Report

Scaling voluntary carbon markets to help meet climate goals

– Voluntary carbon markets help companies supplement their emissions-reduction efforts and finance climate action. The Taskforce... for Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets offers a draft blueprint for them.
Article

Are scenarios limiting your pandemic recovery strategy?

– Parametric analysis can help finance chiefs expand their views of important variables for planning and decision making.
Article

Strengthening institutional risk and integrity culture

– Many of the costliest risk and integrity failures have cultural weaknesses at their core. Here is how leading institutions are... strengthening their culture and sustaining the change.
Article

When nothing is normal: Managing in extreme uncertainty

– In this uniquely severe global crisis, leaders need new operating models to respond quickly to the rapidly shifting environment... and sustain their organizations through the trials ahead.
Article

Applying machine learning in capital markets: Pricing, valuation adjustments, and market risk

– By enhancing crisis-challenged financial models with machine-learning techniques such as neural networks, banks can emerge stronger... from the present crisis.
Article

A fast-track risk-management transformation to counter the COVID-19 crisis

– An accelerated transformation to enhance efficiency and effectiveness will enable risk organizations to deal with the pandemic... while addressing rising regulatory and cost pressures.
Article

The emerging resilients: Achieving ‘escape velocity’

– The experience of the fast movers out of the last recession teaches leaders emerging from this one to take thoughtful actions... to balance growth, margins, and optionality.
Article

Cybersecurity: Emerging challenges and solutions for the boards of financial-services companies

– Mature boards are making themselves valuable partners for management in the effort to make firms more resilient.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

COVID-19 and climate change expose dangers of unstable supply chains

– With the world undergoing its second “once in a generation” disruption in 12 years, a reappraisal of supply chains is in order.
Article

Derisking AI by design: How to build risk management into AI development

– The compliance and reputational risks of artificial intelligence pose a challenge to traditional risk-management functions. Derisking... by design can help.
Collection

McKinsey on Risk: Special issue on the COVID-19 crisis

– A special issue of McKinsey on Risk offering our global perspective on the COVID-19 crisis, including understanding the... crisis, resiliency through crisis, industry perspectives and social and environmental leadership in the next normal.
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