Social Justice

Understanding barriers to a more inclusive workplace

Many employees want their organizations to do more to advance inclusion and diversity. To do so, companies can address four factors.

How the LGBTQ+ community fares in the workplace

– Despite visible corporate support, today’s workplace is falling short of full inclusion. Here’s what companies need to know.
Blog Post

What does being LGBTQ+ in the workplace look like today?

– Our first report on the topic examines the experiences of these communities—and the opportunities for progress ahead.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: The color of wealth

– The wealth gap between Black and white Americans is a primary force in racial inequality and social injustice. Here’s how to address it.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Diversity still matters

– Inclusion and diversity are at risk in the crisis—but are critical for business recovery, resilience, and reimagination.

A transformative moment for philanthropy

– Here’s how the positive changes in individual and institutional philanthropy sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic can take root and grow.
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.

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.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Inequality: A persisting challenge and its implications

– While the wealth gap has narrowed globally, inequality within advanced economies has increased since the 1980s.

How the social contract has changed in the 21st century

The McKinsey Global Institute takes an in-depth look at 22 advanced economies in Asia, Europe, and North America.


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Stories about our people

Making It Work: On giving birth during the pandemic—and returning from maternity leave with a renewed sense of urgency

– This month we’re talking to several McKinsey women about how they’ve made it work over the last year—the surprising challenges, unexpected joys, and how the last 12 months have shaped their outlook on life and work.

Mapping the Black experience in film and TV

– Meet Nony Onyeador, a McKinsey consultant and writer at heart whose research aims to help create change in the entertainment industry.

What will it take to get more women into tech careers?

– This International Women’s Day, we share an early look at our new series featuring conversations with top women in STEM.

At our first Hispanic and Latino Economic Forum, leaders unite to focus on jobs

More than 50 leaders from ten countries and multiple industries gathered in Washington, DC, to explore research and connect over shared experiences.

A McKinsey LGBTQ+ leader who’s helping to build a global alliance

Meet one of the driving forces behind The Alliance, our firm's annual forum for leading LGBTQ+ executives.

The women behind Women in the Workplace

As the largest study of women's experiences in corporate America turns five, the team who started it all reflects on how it began, the progress made so far, and what’s next.