McKinsey and World Economic Forum: The Davos Agenda

At the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, we engage with business executives, experts, and policymakers to help make Change that Matters. The Davos Agenda, a virtual event in January, convened global leaders under the theme of “A crucial year to rebuild trust.”

Davos 2022

Blog Post

In Davos, shining a light on the economic future of America: Manufacturing.

– Manufacturing was once thought to be a declining industry in the US—but according to our North America managing partner, the US industrial technology sector is booming.
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Placing gender parity at the heart of the recovery

– What policies, practices, and partnerships are needed to shape an equal future of work for women and accelerate progress towards parity? McKinsey’s managing partner Kevin Sneader participates in an impact session on gender parity.

Featured Insights

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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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The net-zero transition in the wake of the war in Ukraine: A detour, a derailment, or a different path?

– The invasion of Ukraine will, at least initially, complicate the transition path to a net-zero economy, but this tragic development could still prove to be a turning point in accelerating progress in the medium run.
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The role of space in driving sustainability, security, and development on Earth

– A new report reveals five actions that leaders can take to contribute to economic development, advance global security and sustainability, and make space a safe and globally accessible domain.

Climate change

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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.
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Why a stable climate is important for our businesses and our lives

McKinsey Global Institute senior fellow Mekala Krishnan explains how climate impacts are nearer than you might think.
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Three questions to assess your physical climate risk

McKinsey senior partner Jonathan Woetzel shares why businesses must assess climate risk throughout their operations.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Can coastal cities turn the tide on rising flood risk?

– Coastal cities are on the front line of flooding. Two very different cities, Ho Chi Minh City and Bristol, help illustrate variations in risks and approaches to adaptation.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Will the world’s breadbaskets become less reliable?

– The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing vulnerabilities in the global food system which could be compounded by climate change risks.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

A Mediterranean basin without a Mediterranean climate?

– The Mediterranean’s signature climate drives tourism and agriculture in the region. What impact is climate change likely to have?

Sustainability

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How airlines can chart a path to zero-carbon flying

– The coronavirus crisis will transform aviation, giving airlines their best chance yet to address climate change. Sustainable fuels are a key part of that strategy.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Reimagining industrial operations

– Through innovation, advanced analytics, digitization, electrification, and process efficiencies, carbon-intensive operations underpinning the global economy can shape a more sustainable future.
Report

How to incentivize food systems to meet the realities of the 21st century

– Today’s food systems don’t address the needs of people or the planet. New research from the World Economic Forum and McKinsey lays out a road map to create the needed incentives.

A framework for fostering effective energy transitions

This report from the World Economic Forum, with analytical support from McKinsey, addresses the challenges in improving countries’ energy systems. It presents a framework that describes the imperatives of an effective energy transition, as well as a set of enabling dimensions.
The framework captures the imperatives of an effective energy transition, as well as enabling dimensions.
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Social Justice

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Diversity wins: How inclusion matters

– The business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) is stronger than ever. Taking a closer look at diversity winners reveals what can drive real progress.
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The economic impact of closing the 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.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The social contract in the 21st century

– Economic outcomes and the relationship between individuals and institutions have shifted for workers, consumers, and savers in advanced economies.

Winning through inclusion and diversity

More diverse companies are more likely to outperform financially. And diversity leaders take a systematic approach and bold steps to strengthen inclusion.
Companies need a systematic, business-led approach to inclusion and diversity, as well as bolder action on inclusion.
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Pandemic

Executive Briefing

COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare for the next normal.
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From thinking about the next normal to making it work: What to stop, start, and accelerate

– As businesses step into the post-coronavirus future, they need to find a balance between what worked before and what needs to happen to succeed in the next normal.
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Safeguarding our lives and our livelihoods: The imperative of our time

– We must solve for the virus and the economy. It starts with battling the virus.
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Leadership in a crisis: Responding to the coronavirus outbreak and future challenges

– For many executives, the coronavirus pandemic is a crisis unlike any other in recent times. Five leadership practices can help you respond effectively.