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McKinsey Global Private Markets Review 2023: Private markets turn down the volume

– According to our latest Global Private Markets Review, private markets faced a year of two halves in 2022, with buoyancy in the first half and plummeting deal volumes, declining performance, and falling valuations in the second.

Lessons in leadership: Transforming struggling US K–12 schools

– Former Washington, DC, school chancellor Kaya Henderson sat down with McKinsey to share her insights for improving enrollment... and student outcomes in struggling K–12 public school systems.

Net-zero underwriting in P&C and the growth at stake

– P&C insurers need to position themselves to capture net-zero transition growth opportunities. Whether by setting net-zero... commitments or responsibly steering the portfolio, the time to act is now.

Rate reset presents banks with IRRBB challenge

– By focusing on six key areas, banks can more accurately manage rising interest rates and credit spread risk across business lines,... meet regulatory demands, and create competitive advantage.

How medtechs can meet industry demand for omnichannel engagement

– A McKinsey survey of more than 1,900 medtech leaders shows that their customers want more omnichannel engagement. We describe... five ways medtech companies can respond.

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Bias Busters: The perils of executive typecasting

– Decision making can be clouded when people attribute others’ actions and motivations to the societal roles that they play (such... as parent, teacher, and manager).
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‘Confidence without attitude is critical for today’s leaders’

– In the fourth episode of The Quarterly Interview: Provocations to Ponder, Ann Harrison, dean of the Haas School of Business,... talks about what it takes to develop leaders for the modern era, and what makes for a great business education today.
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The power of goodbye: How carve-outs can unleash value

– Separations can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create value for the remaining and separated companies. The secret? Get... granular about support costs and personal about talent.
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A CEO’s guide to the metaverse

– It’s too big to ignore—yet its future is far from certain. Companies need to dip a toe in the water and plan to take the plunge... should developments warrant.


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Forward Thinking on working at the interface of the environment and business with Justin Adams

– “I’m increasingly talking about the need to build a planetary restoration industry,” says a prominent investor... in sustainability. “This, to me, is one of the great industries that we need to be building together over the next decades, and indeed beyond—the next centuries.”
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Rekindling US productivity for a new era

– Regaining historical rates of productivity growth would add $10 trillion to US GDP—a boost needed to confront workforce... shortages, debt, inflation, and the energy transition.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Forward Thinking on what deep history might tell us about today’s turbulent times with Alan Taylor

– A leading economist uses a historical lens to gain insights into the economic consequences of pandemics, likely trends in wealth... and globalization, and whether current economic turbulence signals the start of a new era.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Performance through people: Transforming human capital into competitive advantage

– A dual focus on developing people and managing them well gives a select group of companies a long-term performance edge.

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