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Women in the Workplace 2021

– A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, women in corporate America are even more burned out than they were last year—and increasingly more so than men. Despite this, women leaders are stepping up to support employee well-being and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, but that work is not getting recognized. That’s according to the latest Women in the Workplace report from McKinsey, in partnership with LeanIn.Org.

What matters most? Five priorities for CEOs in the next normal

– How leaders can adapt to a very different future.

MCKINSEY GLOBAL INSTITUTE

Financial data unbound: The value of open data for individuals and institutions

– Economies that embrace data sharing for finance could see GDP gains of between 1 and 5 percent by 2030, with benefits flowing to consumers and financial institutions.

Getting tangible about intangibles: The future of growth and productivity?

– Companies that master the deployment of intangibles investment will be well positioned to outperform their peers.

A new look at how corporations impact the economy and households

– We map the different ways in which the economic value that large companies create flows to households in OECD economies and examine what has changed in the past quarter-century.

The consumer demand recovery and lasting effects of COVID-19

– The pandemic led to an unprecedented consumption shock across countries that upended long-standing consumer habits. But what happens once the pandemic is over?

Will productivity and growth return after the COVID-19 crisis?

– Bold innovation by some firms under pressure of the pandemic could deliver a productivity dividend, but that depends on corporate action broadening and robust demand.

The future of work after COVID-19

– This report on the future of work after COVID-19 is the first of three MGI reports that examine aspects of the postpandemic economy.

Reskilling China: Transforming the world’s largest workforce into lifelong learners

– China’s next challenge is to transform education and skills development to deliver the talent needed for an innovative, digitized, postindustrial economy.

Risk, resilience, and rebalancing in global value chains

– Companies need an understanding of their exposure, vulnerabilities, and potential losses to inform resilience strategies.

India’s turning point: An economic agenda to spur growth and jobs

– A clarion call is sounding for India to put growth on a sustainably faster track and meet the aspirations of its growing workforce.

The Bio Revolution: Innovations transforming economies, societies, and our lives

– Advances in biological science could transform economies and societies, helping to tackle global challenges from climate change to pandemics.

Connected world: An evolution in connectivity beyond the 5G revolution

– Connectivity is undergoing evolutionary change in most parts of the world—and, in select areas, a genuine leap into the frontier.

Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

– How could Earth’s changing climate impact socioeconomic systems across the world in the next three decades? A yearlong, cross-disciplinary research effort at McKinsey & Company provides some answers.

Retail & Marketing

State of Fashion: Watches and Jewellery

– Bringing the sparkle back: Six seismic shifts are shaping the fine jewellery and watches industries in the next five years.

The path forward for European grocery retailers

– COVID-19 changed the market in unprecedented ways in the past months. Now evolving consumer demands also require grocery retailers to adopt new strategies to increase performance and pursue growth.

Sporting goods 2021: The next normal for an industry in flux

– Eight trends are shaping the sporting goods industry in 2021. To win in the next normal, players must adapt to a shifting landscape.

The State of Fashion 2021: In search of promise in perilous times

– In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate industry trends, with shopping shifting to digital channels and consumers continuing to champion fairness and social justice.

China: Still the world’s growth engine after COVID-19

– Consumers, one of the key drivers powering China’s economic rebound, have regained confidence and are spending at levels seen before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reimagining marketing

– The human tragedy of COVID-19 has upended lives around the world and had a dramatic effect on consumer behavior. For businesses, these changes are forcing marketers to reimagine how they connect with their customers and drive growth.

Perspectives on retail and consumer goods

– The eighth edition contains our latest thinking on the topics that matter most to retail and consumer goods leaders.

The care of one: Hyperpersonalization of customer care

– Hyperpersonalization will be the new proving ground in customer care. This compendium lays out four key drivers that organizations must be prepared to integrate by 2025.

Risk

McKinsey on Risk, Number 11, August 2021

– Gearing up for life beyond the crisis, organizations face an array of risks. In our latest issue of McKinsey on Risk, we offer our unique perspectives about the imperatives of strengthening institutional resilience.

Cybersecurity in a digital era

– 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.

Technology & Transformation

Digital service excellence: Scaling the next-generation operating model

– Weaving digital into the entire organization will require companies to raise their aspirations, expand their toolkits, and deliver impact across the board.

From no mobility to future mobility: Where COVID-19 has accelerated change

– The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted mobility, and its effects will linger well into next year. How will changing consumer preferences, technologies, and regulations shape the market in 2021?

The next normal: Transformation with a capital T

– This collection is the second of five edited volumes to accompany our multimedia series, airing on CNBC, focusing on the forces shaping the next normal.

The recovery will be digital

– Download a collection of our best insights on the vital role of digital in today’s businesses—produced to accompany “Our New Future,” a multimedia series we created with CNBC.

Reaching the next normal of insurance core technology

– Now more than ever, insurers are focusing on reimagining the role of technology, reinventing technology delivery, and future-proofing the foundation of core technology. Twelve articles dive deep into the what, why, and how.

Next-gen technology transformation in financial services

– Financial services technology is currently in the midst of a profound transformation. This collection of articles provides a roadmap for technology innovation, tech productivity, and platform modernization.

Finance & Investing

McKinsey Global Private Markets Annual Review

– Updated annually, our Private Markets Review offers the best of our research and insight into private equity, private real estate, and other private markets.

McKinsey on Investing

McKinsey on Investing draws on the perspectives and experience of McKinsey consultants who advise investors, and other sources from around the world.

McKinsey on Payments

– Covering trends and opportunities in the world of payments.

McKinsey Global Banking Annual Review

– Updated annually, our Global Banking Annual Review offers the best of our research and insights into the global banking industry.

McKinsey on Finance

– The CFO’s central role in integrations, a prescription for healthy business partnerships, an overview of crisis-market dynamics, a reflection on Warren Buffett’s impact on investing, and a look at how war games can help leaders make better business decisions.

Corporate long-term behaviors: How CEOs and boards drive sustained value creation

– Companies create more shareholder value when executives and directors concentrate on long-term results. This report highlights behaviors that allow them to maintain a long-term orientation.

The 2020 McKinsey Global Payments Report

– The COVID-19 crisis is having a significant effect on global payments across sectors. The most striking and potentially lasting impact is an accelerating pace of change in the industry.

Organization & Leadership

Author Talks: The collection

A series of interviews with authors of books on business and beyond.

The Next Normal: Reimagining the postpandemic organization

– This collection is the third of five edited volumes to accompany our multimedia series, airing on CNBC, focusing on the forces... shaping the next normal.

Diversity & Inclusion

The economic state of Black America: What is and what could be

– Closing racial gaps across the economy is not only about righting historic wrongs. It is also about choosing a more dynamic future and realizing the full potential of a massively underutilized source of talent, to the benefit of all Americans.

The case for inclusive growth

– US leaders across sectors have an opportunity to improve economic performance—and bolster individual and community well-being—through investments that embed equity into the development process.

Race in the workplace: The Black experience in the US private sector

– This report explores the Black experience in the workplace and a path forward for achieving equity.

Diversity wins: How inclusion matters

– The business case for inclusion and diversity (I&D) is stronger than ever. Taking a closer look at diversity winners reveals what can drive real progress.

LGBTQ+ voices: Learning from lived experiences 

– New research reveals the challenges that LGBTQ+ employees face, and six ways to help them bring their authentic selves to work.

The economic impact of closing racial wealth gap

– The persistent racial wealth gap in the United States is a burden on Black Americans as well as the overall economy. New research quantifies the impact of closing the gap and identifies key sources of this socioeconomic inequity.

Sustainability

How negative emissions can help organizations meet their climate goals

– Substantial negative emissions (carbon removals) are needed with emission reductions to avert catastrophic climate change. Analysis shows that negative emissions can be deployed at the required scale.

The Next Normal: Doubling down on sustainability

– This collection is the fourth of five edited volumes to accompany our multimedia series, airing on CNBC, focusing on the forces shaping the next normal.

Why investing in nature is key to climate mitigation

– A new consultation paper from McKinsey and the World Economic Forum explores the role that natural climate solutions can play in helping to address climate change and the destruction of nature.

How the European Union could achieve net-zero emissions at net-zero cost

– The decarbonization pathways to a net-zero Europe are countless, but not all are cost optimal. We explore one pathway that could reduce the EU’s emissions 55 percent by 2030 while delivering broad economic benefits.

Valuing nature conservation

– A methodology to evaluate where safeguarding natural capital could have the biggest impact on climate, economies and health.

McKinsey on Climate Change

– This special downloadable collection brings together recent McKinsey research and perspectives on the climate risks the world must confront and actions to reduce emissions.

Operations

The Next Normal: Reimagining operational resilience

– This collection is the fifth of five edited volumes to accompany our multimedia series, airing on CNBC, focusing on the forces... shaping the next normal.

Capital Projects 5.0: Reimagining capital-project delivery

– What could your business achieve if your large capital projects were 30 to 50 percent faster and cheaper? The opportunity is more... real than you think.

A manufacturer’s guide to scaling Industrial IoT

– By integrating the business, the organization, and technology, manufacturing leaders can position their organizations to reap... the full benefits of Industrial IoT.

Metals & Mining

The future of the European steel industry

– A road map toward economic and environmental sustainability

Classics

The business value of design

– How do the best design performers increase their revenues and shareholder returns at nearly twice the rate of their industry counterparts?

Superstars

– Is there a superstar effect? McKinsey Global Institute research uncovers the dynamics of superstar firms, sectors, and cities in the global economy.

Outperformers

– Some emerging economies have grown much faster and more consistently than others. Underlying these success stories is a pro-growth policy agenda and the standout role of large companies.

The five trademarks of agile organizations

– Agile organizations—of any size and across industries—have five key elements in common.

Jobs lost, jobs gained 

– In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.

The power of parity

– Every state and city in the United States has the opportunity to further gender parity, which could add $4.3 trillion to the country’s economy in 2025.

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The Next Normal

What happens when the new normal gets old? And how can companies prepare for what’s ahead? The Next Normal, a new multimedia series, tackles these questions. Business leaders and McKinsey experts offer their perspectives on the future of today’s most dynamic industries.

We Are McKinsey

During the widespread COVID-19 global lockdowns—and the work-from-home days that turned into weeks and then months—a regular destination for McKinsey’s colleagues throughout the world has been Managing Partner Kevin Sneader’s weekly, virtual “fireside” chat.

McKinsey on Books

Explore this month’s best-selling business books, prepared exclusively for McKinsey Publishing by NPD, and a collection of books by McKinsey authors on the management issues that matter.

McKinsey Quarterly Magazine

Since 1964, global executives have counted on McKinsey Quarterly to shed fresh light on their biggest challenges. Browse through these recent issues.

Our Firm Reports

2020 Social Responsibility Report

Our purpose as a firm is to help create positive, enduring change in the world.

Environmental Statement

This Statement, which applies to McKinsey & Company globally, sets out McKinsey's environmental footprint strategy and how we seek to deliver against it.

Acknowledgments

Mike Borruso, Torea Frey, Eleni Kostopoulos, Philip Mathew, and Nathan Wilson, of McKinsey Global Publishing, helped build and maintain this collection of reports.

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