Meeting Society’s Expectations

Success over the long term requires business leaders to understand and engage on social issues.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

A closer look at impact investing

– The mistaken rap on this kind of “social” investment is that returns are weak and realizing them takes too long.

Long-term Capitalism

Article

How to build an alliance against corporate short-termism

– Executives have more room than they realize to stand together with sophisticated investors to maintain focus on long-term value... creation.
Interactive - McKinsey Quarterly

Five Fifty: Going long

– Are executives too focused on the short term? If so, does it really matter?
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Where companies with a long-term view outperform their peers

– Our new Corporate Horizon Index provides systematic evidence that a long-term approach can lead to superior performance for revenue... and earnings, investment, market capitalization, and job creation.
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Reimagining capitalism to better serve society

– Capitalism has not kept pace with evolving societal needs, leaving more and more of the world’s population behind with respect... to wealth creation and prosperity. It may be time for a change.

Environmental sustainability

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The future of commercial mobility

How to improve mobility and make our cities cleaner, greener, more livable, and efficient.
Article

From ‘why’ to ‘why not’: Sustainable investing as the new normal

– More institutional investors recognize environmental, social, and governance factors as drivers of value. The key to investing... effectively is to integrate these factors across the investment process.
Article

Why commercial use could be the future of carbon capture

– Emerging technologies point toward a variety of practical—and profitable—industrial applications for carbon dioxide.... That could also be good for the planet.
Interview

When sustainability becomes a factor in valuation

– Sustainability efforts are material to investors only to the extent they affect cash flows. What matters depends on the industry.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Mapping the benefits of a circular economy

– Most European industries can improve financial performance with specific actions to reconfigure product lifecycles.

Engaging with stakeholders

Interview

How companies succeed through radical engagement

– The authors of Connect: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically with Society explain why organizations must look beyond corporate-social-responsibility initiatives to truly engage with consumers and communities.

Jobs and inequality

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Poorer than their parents? A new perspective on income inequality

– The real incomes of about two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies were flat or fell between 2005 and 2014. Without action, this phenomenon could have corrosive economic and social consequences.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Fostering dignity through work

– Business can’t only be about driving shareholder value, says Allstate CEO Tom Wilson. A company also has to be able to create... dignity through work to support its employees.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy

– The McKinsey Global Institute examines all the ways people are earning income, as well as the challenges independent work presents.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Technology, jobs, and the future of work

– Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts can... help policy makers, business leaders, and workers move forward.

Global challenges

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Solving the productivity puzzle

– New research uncovers how three waves collided to create historically low productivity growth but finds the potential for it to recover to 2 percent or more.
Video

Is globalization in retreat? Three global CEOs share their insights

– Faced with a backlash against globalization, executives share how they are responding to the new dynamics of international trade... to maintain competitiveness.
Report

How migration data can deliver real-life benefits for migrants and governments

– As countries have joined together on a path toward increased cooperation and action on migration, investment in data will be crucial... for its success.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Global migration’s impact and opportunity

– Migration has become a flashpoint for debate in many countries. But McKinsey Global Institute research finds that it generates... significant economic benefits—and more effective integration of immigrants could increase those benefits.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

– Global housing stock has not expanded quickly enough to keep up with a surge in demand, but cities can focus on three supply-side... solutions to make progress.