Americas

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Hawaii’s quest to become a low-carbon leader

– A decade ago, the state decided to make its energy system cleaner and greener. How is it doing?
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Understanding how US tax reform will affect divestitures

– Lower rates will motivate companies to consider selling assets that lack scale for spinning off, and will make some complex deal... structures less attractive.
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High-performing US states: Is there a secret to success?

– Our refresh of the Leading States Index looks at state performance from the citizens’ perspective to gauge what’s... working well for governments and citizens, and where states can improve.
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Looking behind the numbers for US stock indexes

– Record-high equity markets are prompting worries that stocks are overpriced. But a closer look finds that the market’s current... value may not seem so extreme.
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How US state governments can improve customer service

– A McKinsey Center for Government survey finds that Americans are often dissatisfied with state services—and identifies significant... opportunities for improvement.
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The economics of homelessness in Seattle and King County

– Can a rising tide lift all boats? Here is a quick primer on the state of play in one fast-growth market.
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AI looks North: Bridging Canada’s corporate artificial intelligence gap

– For Canadian industries to capture the enormous benefits that artificial intelligence offers, Canadian executives must make dramatic... shifts in their mindsets, strategies, and execution plans.
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For US banks: A time for transformation

– To achieve robust performance and meet market expectations, US banks will need to embark on ambitious and holistic transformations.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Preparing Brazil for the future of work: Jobs, technology, and skills

– Automation is coming, disrupting the world of work at unprecedented speed and scale. Here’s how the largest economy in Latin... America can face the challenge.
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More Americans feel financially secure, but they’ve learned new shopping habits

– Our latest annual Consumer Sentiment Survey, which now includes 28,000 shoppers in 29 countries, revealed surprising trends with... implications for US retailers and consumer-product manufacturers.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Shaking up the leadership model in higher education

– Economic pressures, digital disruption, and rising job complexity are prompting universities to seek more “outsider”... leaders for their top jobs.