Future of
Asia

A Key Discovery

Asia has accounted for a large share of global growth in key technology metrics over the past decade

And there is more to come. The scale of Asia’s markets and investment, and the speed of adoption and intellectual property creation have boosted the region’s potential to leapfrog in technological development.

Featured Publication

Report

Climate risk and response in Asia

– In many ways, Asia is on the frontline of a changing climate. We analyze the extent of climate risk facing the region and effective responses for adaptation and mitigation.

Voices on the Future of Asia

Video

Reimagining leadership in Asia’s next normal

– Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke with Oliver Tonby, Chairman of McKinsey Asia, about the changing role of leaders.
Video

Could the CEO moment become a CEO movement?

– The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way that many CEOs lead. In this series of videos, McKinsey’s global managing partner Kevin Sneader shares his thoughts on the future of the CEO role.
Trade and network flows in Asia
Technology and digital in Asia

Critical thinking

Trade & Network flows

How are Asian flows and networks defining the next phase of globalization?

Technology

How technology is safeguarding health and livelihoods in Asia

More Insights

Interview

Did online delivery kill the vending machine?

– Not in Japan, says Costin Mandrea, the head of commercial at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., who’s making its vast network... of unmanned retailers smarter and more integrated into people’s daily lives.
Podcast

Can ASEAN maintain its growth trajectory in a post-COVID-19 world?

– ASEAN has always been on an upward-growth trajectory, but how has COVID-19 affected the region?
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Asia at the speed of light: An interview with the head of ReNew Power

– The energy transition will remake Asia, says Sumant Sinha, managing director of ReNew Power.
Interview

Indonesia’s Traveloka finds strength in local markets amid the pandemic

– Traveloka president Henry Hendrawan discusses how the online travel unicorn has rebounded by helping travelers in Southeast Asia... find—and finance—fun close to home.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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.
Podcast

The future of sustainability: Asia’s climate change imperative

– Confronting climate change and committing to sustainability are imperatives for our generation. Asia is at the epicenter of the... effects of climate change and has the chance to lead in its adaptation and mitigation.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Emerging stronger, fitter, faster: The rise of the Asian corporation

– Leading CEOs in Asia explain how COVID-19 has accelerated five business trends in the region and why they’re confident that... unprecedented opportunities lie ahead.
Article

Collaboration in crisis: Reflecting on Australia’s COVID-19 response

– Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic to date offers valuable, actionable insights for decision makers worldwide.
Interview

‘Keep it simple’: Aditya Puri on HDFC Bank’s path to market leadership

– The recently retired founder–CEO of India’s highest-valued financial institution reflects on how customer-focused... innovation and disciplined risk management led to strong performance.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Speeding up to become even more consumer-obsessed: An interview with GSK’s Keith Choy

– The leader of GlaxoSmithKline’s Asia–Pacific Consumer Healthcare group describes how his organization is speeding... up to serve consumers, despite the heightened uncertainty of COVID-19.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

How Asia can boost growth through technological leapfrogging

– Asia has experienced a significant technological transformation over the past decade, and there is more to come if the region... addresses remaining gaps in core capabilities.
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What is the Future of Asia?

For years, Western observers have talked about Asia’s massive future potential. But the future arrived even faster than expected. The question is no longer how quickly Asia will rise; it is how Asia will lead.