The Ukraine war

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused the greatest humanitarian crisis in generations. The war is, first and foremost, a threat to lives and livelihoods. As it persists, so will disruption on a range of fronts, including supply chains, energy, and geopolitics. Here’s how leaders can navigate the ongoing uncertainty.

Humanitarian and economic implications


European consumer pessimism intensifies in the face of rising prices

– The latest Europe Consumer Pulse Survey shows an ongoing trend toward pessimism about economic recovery, coupled with widespread... concern about inflation.

War in Ukraine: Twelve disruptions changing the world

– The war is devastating lives and roiling markets. Here we track the disruptions that seem likely to shape lives and livelihoods,... beyond the immediate crisis.
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The net-zero transition in the wake of the war in Ukraine: A detour, a derailment, or a different path?

– The invasion of Ukraine will, at least initially, complicate the transition path to a net-zero economy, but this tragic development... could still prove to be a turning point in accelerating progress in the medium run.

The rising toll of the war in Ukraine

– Lives lost and upended. Soaring food and energy prices. Supply chains at risk. Much is at stake as the war continues.

War in Ukraine: Lives and livelihoods, lost and disrupted

– As uncertainty weighs on decision making, scenarios can provide guidance.

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The invasion of Ukraine: Humanitarian and economic consequences

Navigating disruption

The war in Ukraine and subsequent sanctions are giving leaders yet more reasons to examine their sourcing capabilities. In response, some supply chains are being reconfigured, part of the longer-term journey to resilience.

The war in Ukraine: A humanitarian tragedy
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The rising risk of a global food crisis

– The war in Ukraine poses a looming threat to the worldwide food supply. Here’s what’s at stake—and what might be done to help.

Outsprinting the energy crisis

– High energy costs are hitting Europe’s industrial players hard. Bold action could protect margins today and make companies... cleaner, stronger, and more profitable for the future.
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Navigating inflation: A new playbook for CEOs

– Few chief executives have faced the challenge of leading a company through an inflationary spike like today’s. Lessons from... strong leaders and bold action can help CEOs make the decisions that only they can make.

The instability from the Ukraine–Russia conflict starts to create a whiplash effect in the food supply chain. It’s hard to fully project the implications, but this crisis will have clear secondary effects on other breadbaskets.

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Building resilience


From risk management to strategic resilience

– Senior executives at leading companies reveal their commitment to move from defensive risk management to a forward-looking stance... based on strategic resilience.

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.

The resilience imperative: Succeeding in uncertain times

– Strengthening institutional resilience has never been more important.

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.

Lessons from the generals: Decisive action amid the chaos of crisis

– Inspiration drawn from crisis-management professionals can help decision makers in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Model risk management 2.0 evolves to address continued uncertainty of risk-related events

– Organizations this year plan to enhance their MRM framework capabilities—including risk culture, standards, and procedures—and... to upgrade their validation resources with MRM 2.0 firmly on the agenda.

Economic outlook and global economics intelligence


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