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Coronavirus: Leading through the crisis

The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. This collection of articles is intended to provide business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their companies.
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Managing and monitoring credit risk after the COVID-19 pandemic

– The unique features of the pandemic-triggered recession have led banks to move more quickly to build real-time data and analytics... into their credit-decision engines.
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Banking system resilience in the time of COVID-19

– Capital cushions at European, UK, and US banks look adequate in most scenarios—and challenged in others. In either case,... they must be rebuilt, and that will require some difficult decisions.
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A dual cybersecurity mindset for the next normal

– As companies extend commitments to remote workforces, cybersecurity teams need to address new risks while helping create business... value in the next normal.
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Optimizing data controls in banking

– Banks need to do more in four important areas of data culture to build the risk-related data-control capabilities they will need... in the coming decade.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Climate risk and response in Asia: Research preview

– Get an early view on how climate risk could affect the region, with a look at both physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts.
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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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Risk, resilience, and rebalancing in global value chains

– Companies need an understanding of their exposure, vulnerabilities, and potential losses to inform resilience strategies.
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Transition to the next normal: Enhancing cybersecurity in the Iberian Peninsula

– Remote work and more-sophisticated attackers are challenging cybersecurity for companies in Spain and Portugal. Here’s how... they’re upgrading their defenses.
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COVID-19 crisis shifts cybersecurity priorities and budgets

– Cybersecurity technology and service providers are shifting priorities to support current needs: business continuity, remote work,... and planning for transition to the next normal.
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Choosing the right path to unlock the economy

– Uncertainty is keeping consumers from spending and businesses from investing. The road to recovery requires instilling confidence.
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Reimagining customer service to manage delinquencies after COVID-19

– Building the right long-term capabilities to help consumers in financial distress and successfully mitigate and manage delinquencies... takes time. All institutions with future receivables must act now.
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Building security into the customer experience

– Companies need to secure their digital channels against malicious attackers—without creating a negative experience for their customers.
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Demystifying modeling: How quantitative models can—and can’t—explain the world

– The COVID-19 crisis has brought quantitative models to the forefront. Here are some ways that modeling helps us—as long... as we avoid its pitfalls.
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