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Adding years to life and life to years

– At least six years of higher quality life for everyone is within reach.

Resilience for sustainable, inclusive growth

– Resilience should be seen as the ability to deal with adversity, withstand shocks, and continuously adapt and accelerate as disruptions and crises arise over time.

McKinsey Global Surveys, 2021: A year in review

Our collection of research-based insights confirms the countless tests that companies have endured this year—and suggests a way forward in a still-evolving and ambiguous business landscape.

MCKINSEY GLOBAL INSTITUTE

On the cusp of a new era?

– Current economic and political turbulence could presage the start of a new era that is structurally very different with a new narrative of progress.

Securing Europe’s competitiveness: Addressing its technology gap

– Even amid war in Europe and the energy and cost of living crisis that has resulted, the region needs to pay attention to its slow-motion corporate and technology crisis.

Human capital at work: The value of experience

– Human capital represents two-thirds of wealth for the average individual—and work experience contributes almost half of that value.

The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring

– Governments and companies worldwide are pledging to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases. What would it take to fulfill that ambition?

The rise and rise of the global balance sheet: How productively are we using our wealth?

– Net worth has tripled since 2000, but the increase mainly reflects valuation gains in real assets, especially real estate, rather than investment in productive assets that drive our economies.

Beyond income: Redrawing Asia’s consumer map

– Asia’s consumer markets are not only growing rapidly but diversifying and segmenting. Three changes in perspective are key to understanding new consumption paths in the region.

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.

Retail & Marketing

Transforming the EU retail and wholesale sector

– To capitalize on change, companies must invest in sustainability, digitalization, and skills and talent.

2022 China Retail Digitalization Whitepaper: The next frontier of digital transformation in China’s retail industry

– Despite significant investment in omnichannel expansion, retailers in China are struggling to convert this into improved financial performance.

State of Fashion Technology Report 2022

– As technological innovation accelerates, fashion companies have an opportunity to serve customers better while also creating a more efficient, responsive, and responsible business.

The state of grocery retail

– As part of McKinsey’s ongoing coverage of the grocery industry, it publishes a range of reports and content on the factors and developments shaping the grocery landscape. Our in-depth research and analysis of specific regions features deep dives into trending topics as well as interviews with leading executives.

Sporting goods 2022: The new normal is here

– The sporting-goods industry continues to evolve amid increased health awareness, shifting channel preferences, and rising sustainability concerns. Sporting-goods players need to adapt to five trends shaping the industry in 2022.

State of Fashion 2022: An uneven recovery and new frontiers

– In 2022, the fashion industry can return to growth as changing category landscapes, new digital frontiers, and advances in sustainability continue to present opportunities.

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.

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 13, October 2022

– Today’s business and public-sector leaders face a risk landscape disrupted at levels that few have seen before and none has ever confronted as an executive. We have reached a defining leadership moment, where executives are taking a step back and redefining 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

McKinsey Technology Trends Outlook 2022

– Which technology trends matter most for companies in 2022? New analysis by the McKinsey Technology Council highlights the development, possible uses, and industry effects of advanced technologies.

Entrepreneurship zeitgeist 2030

– Making start-ups Germany’s next economic powerhouse.

Quantum computing use cases are getting real—what you need to know

– A burgeoning quantum-computing ecosystem and emerging business use cases promise to create significant value for industries—if executives prepare now.

IoT value set to accelerate through 2030: Where and how to capture it

– New research shows that the Internet of Things offers significant economic value potential, particularly in standardized production settings, but companies must achieve scale to capture it.

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.

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.

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.

Finance & Investing

Europe’s fintech opportunity

– Fintech has moved from the fringes of European finance to its core, but performance varies widely. If all countries could match the best in region, the economic benefits would be considerable.

The 2022 McKinsey Global Payments Report

– Despite challenges, the global payments sector is primed for a return growth.

McKinsey on Finance, Number 80

McKinsey on Finance is a quarterly publication written by corporate finance experts and practitioners at McKinsey. It offers readers insights into value-creating strategies and the translation of those strategies into company performance.

Fintech in Africa: The end of the beginning

– Africa’s fintech industry is coming of age. In the face of political and economic challenges and a global pandemic, fintech on the continent is booming. Here’s what comes next.

McKinsey on Payments

– Covering trends and opportunities in the world of payments.

McKinsey Global Private Markets Annual Review

– Updated annually, our Global Private Markets Review offers the best of our research and insight into private equity, real estate, debt, infrastructure, and natural resources.

Creating value, finding focus: Global Insurance Report 2022

– The insurance industry struggles to create economic profit. But amid COVID-19’s enduring changes, opportunities await.

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.

Reconceiving the global trade finance ecosystem

– Trade finance does not work as well as it could, particularly for the millions of smaller businesses that help fuel the global economy. A new joint report sets out a vision for improving the ecosystem for all players.

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.

McKinsey on Investing, Issue 7

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

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.

Organization & Leadership

CEO Counseling

– Explore McKinsey’s offerings on CEOs and the insights that shape the world of business leadership.

Author Talks: The collection

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

Diversity & Inclusion

The economic state of Latinos in the US: Determined to thrive

– US Latinos are a driving force of the US economy and account for the fastest-growing portion of US GDP.

Women in the Workplace 2022

– Women leaders are switching jobs at the highest rates we’ve ever seen, and ambitious young women are prepared to do the same. To make meaningful and sustainable progress toward gender equality, companies need to go beyond table stakes. That’s according to the latest Women in the Workplace report from McKinsey, in partnership with LeanIn.Org.

Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges

– Asian Americans often face invisible challenges at work. Organizations can maximize more of this group’s potential by acknowledging its diversity.

The state of diversity in global private markets: 2022

– New research captures regional differences in the state of diversity in private equity and discusses the role of institutional investors as a catalyst for change.

Race in the workplace: The frontline experience

– Three of four frontline workers want to be promoted, but less than one in four achieves it. Companies can take targeted actions to better support these workers.

The economic state of Latinos in America: The American dream deferred

– Addressing the barriers preventing Latinos from full economic participation could have a multitrillion-dollar impact, further unleashing their entrepreneurial spirit, creating millions of jobs, driving consumer spending, and building intergenerational wealth.

Closing the gender gap in Central and Eastern Europe

– Empowering women in the workplace could unlock significant economic growth in the region.

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.

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

Accelerating the transition to net-zero travel

– Despite the best intentions, many travel companies are struggling to reduce their emissions fast enough. A report by McKinsey and Skift provides four practical recommendations.

Decarbonising India: Charting a pathway for sustainable growth

– This will be a decisive decade. With intentional action, India can accelerate decarbonisation at scale while pursuing economic growth.

Net-zero Spain: Europe’s decarbonization hub

– Spain can reach net-zero emissions by 2050 through a society-wide effort that leverages the country’s natural endowments and new technologies to unlock sustainable and inclusive growth.

Nature and financial institutions in Africa: A first assessment of opportunities and risks

– Africa’s climate resilience can be strengthened by redefining its economic model to leverage natural capital and designing financial systems to redirect critical nature-based investments.

Houston as the epicenter of a global clean-hydrogen hub

– Clean hydrogen is emerging as a viable way to reach net zero. In the United States, clean-hydrogen efforts in Houston, Texas, could serve as a template for other regions.

Net-zero steel in building and construction: The way forward

– Rising demand for greener approaches creates an imperative for the industry to seize the moment, adopt new mindsets, and set standards for the transition to a greener future.

Global Energy Perspective 2022

– We're in the midst of an energy transition that continues to evolve.

Accelerating India’s sustainability journey in chemicals

– To better confront climate change, chemical companies should take a holistic approach to ESG and aim to improve performance on environmental metrics.

Closing the loop: Increasing fashion circularity in California

– The fashion value chain is predominantly linear and global. It has put the apparel industry on an unsustainable path.

Net-zero power: Long-duration energy storage for a renewable grid

– As the world transitions to decarbonized energy systems, emerging long-duration energy storage technologies will be critical for supporting the widescale deployment of renewable energy sources.

Putting carbon markets to work on the path to net zero

– As the drive to curb global warming gathers pace, carbon markets have become increasingly fundamental to achieving net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions. Institutional investors can play a critical role.

Africa’s green manufacturing crossroads: Choices for a low-carbon industrial future

– In Africa, the decarbonization of the manufacturing sector and economic growth and industrialization can go hand in hand; the choices the continent makes now will be critical for its future success and prosperity.

Building a transport system that works: Five insights from our 25-city report

– We benchmarked urban-transport systems in 25 cities around the globe to find out what goes into the making of a smooth commute.

How cities can adapt to climate change

– Research identifies 15 proven ways that urban areas around the world can adapt to climate risk.

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.

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.

Operations

Building a transport system that works: Five insights from our 25-city report

– We benchmarked urban-transport systems in 25 cities around the globe to find out what goes into the making of a smooth commute.

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.

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Administrative simplification: How to save a quarter-trillion dollars in US healthcare

– About thirty known interventions could deliver up to $265 billion in annual savings for US healthcare.

Prioritizing health: A prescription for prosperity

– Could 65 be the new 55? Each year, poor health takes a heavy societal and economic toll. Improving the health of the world’s... population would add 10 healthy years in midlife—and much more.

Metals & Mining

Net-zero steel in building and construction: The way forward

– Rising demand for greener approaches creates an imperative for the industry to seize the moment, adopt new mindsets, and set standards for the transition to a greener future.

Curbing methane emissions: How five industries can counter a major climate threat

– Methane accounts for about one-third of global warming. New McKinsey research shows how five industries can cut emissions with proven technologies and at a reasonable cost.

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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