Future of
Asia

A Key Discovery

For the first time in history, people in Asia could experience lethal heatwaves
Climate risk

For the first time in history, people in Asia could experience lethal heatwaves

Based on the findings from our Climate Risk report preview, between 600 million and one billion people in Asia will be living in areas with a nonzero annual probability of lethal heatwaves by 2050, absent adaptation and mitigation.

Voices on the Future of Asia

Video

How Asia’s corporations will rebound in a post-COVID-19 world

Jonathan Woetzel, McKinsey Global Institute Director, senior partner based in our Shanghai office and co-author of Future of Asia, reveals how technology enabled Asia’s relatively swift and efficient response to COVID-19, while helping to preserve health and livelihoods in the region.
Podcast

Mitigating and adapting to climate risk in Asia

– The Earth’s climate is changing after more than 10,000 years of relative stability. As Asia seeks to grow its economy—and remain a key source of growth for the world—the climate is thus a critical challenge that the region will need to manage. 

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

Article

Insurance strategy in Asia: Using programmatic M&A during the pandemic

– Few insurers thrive by relying solely on organic growth. Insurers operating in Asia must make M&A and other forms of inorganic... growth strategic priorities.
Interview

How an Australian resources company makes ESG a priority

– Karen Wood, chair of South32, talks about what makes the company’s purpose and strategy resilient in unpredictable times.
Interview

Reforming public education in Australia: An interview with Mark Scott AO

– Students thrive when school leaders have good data, strong professional development, autonomy over spending, and targeted support,... says the leader of New South Wales’ public education system.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Private equity and the pandemic: An interview with the CEO of Hahn & Company

– Scott Sang-Won Hahn, CEO of the South Korean private-equity firm Hahn & Company, discusses forces at work in his country and... how the dynamics unleashed by COVID-19 are an impetus for change.
Podcast

Mitigating and adapting to climate risk in Asia

– The Earth’s climate is changing after more than 10,000 years of relative stability. As Asia seeks to grow its economy—and... remain a key source of growth for the world—the climate is thus a critical challenge that the region will need to manage. 
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

How the CEO of Samsung SDS sets a course for ‘humble and speedy’

– Won-Pyo Hong, CEO of Samsung’s information- and communications-technology arm, explains how a collaborative approach helps... his South Korea–based company drive digital transformations globally.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

What will (and won’t) change in the future of Asia: An interview with the CEO of DBS

– The continued economic integration of Asia will open up opportunities for savvy businesses, predicts Piyush Gupta.
Article

A ‘GOLD standard’ in brand growth for Japan’s pharmaceutical market

– Our GOLD standard will help transform your pharmaceutical brand and achieve accelerated growth.
Interview

Buckets of innovation: How digital has transformed a mining company in Indonesia

– Hanifa Indradjaya, the president director of PT Petrosea, discusses how digital can drive sustainability, efficiency, and operational... excellence.
Podcast

Innovating for the future: Building new businesses in Asia

– One of the most important elements of business building is creativity—disrupters stand out from the pack with their ability... to rethink our most basic assumptions and identify opportunities to break the monotony of the status quo.
Article

What will it take to achieve Vietnam’s long-term growth aspirations?

– COVID-19 has interrupted the country’s journey to become a high-performing economy, but the right structural adjustments... could help get it back on track.
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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.