“Recover together, recover stronger”: McKinsey supports sustainable, inclusive growth for women and business at G20

Engaging with the B20 and W20 sub-groups, McKinsey plays a role in two key areas of discussion in 2022: women’s empowerment, and the role of business in the global economy.

The G20 is a strategic multilateral platform connecting the world’s major economies, together representing more than 80 percent of global GDP. Indonesia is the host country this year.

McKinsey is a knowledge partner of two official G20 engagement groups: the W20, which guides G20 commitments on women's development and gender equality; and the “business voice” of the G20, the B20, which serves as a forum for global business leaders. See our blog for ongoing reportage as we participate in select events, meetings and summits.

As the world works toward sustainable, inclusive growth, McKinsey is proud to contribute to this process in the vital and interconnected areas of commercial endeavor and gender equality.

Key themes

Economic recovery post COVID-19 | Sustainability | Women in the workplace | Inclusive growth | Healthcare

Prioritizing innovation and harnessing digital technologies is key, not only to the global public-health response to COVID, but to unlocking post-crisis growth.

Gautam Kumra Senior Partner and Chairman of McKinsey’s offices in Asia

Blog posts


The role of business in sustainable, inclusive growth

– A new discussion paper by McKinsey & Company describes companies’ critical role in addressing social and environmental... challenges through growth, sustainability, and inclusion.

Indonesia takes the lead in sustainable, inclusive growth

– The McKinsey Platform for Climate Technologies Indonesia aims to help end carbon dependency in Southeast Asia’s largest... economy.

Accelerating the green transition through finance

– Achieving net zero will require substantial investment. Addressing the B20’s International Advocacy Caucus, McKinsey’s... Bob Sternfels shared green-finance ideas.

McKinsey supports global industry in driving decarbonization

– At a B20 side event in Indonesia, “Technology and market innovation for decarbonization,” McKinsey’s Martin... Santoso laid out the firm’s contributions.

Over breakfast, Indonesian leaders discuss women’s empowerment

– In July 2022, in collaboration with McKinsey & Company, W20 hosted a “Leaders’ Breakfast” to advance women’s... empowerment in Indonesia.

Accelerating gender equality through healthcare

– As part of this year’s G20 summit, McKinsey partner Phillia Wibowo addressed the W20 working group’s plenary session... in Indonesia.

The COVID-19 challenge to gender equality

– At a meeting of the W20 working group, part of this year’s G20 summit in Indonesia, McKinsey’s Mekala Krishnan discussed... the impact of COVID-19 on women.

Indonesia’s B20 Task Force hones in on key issues at inception meeting

– At the inaugural meeting of the G20’s B20 working group, world leaders and business figures met to share their perspectives... on global business priorities.

The gap between men's and women’s expected lifetime earnings globally is US$172 trillion—nearly two times the world’s annual GDP. As we move forward to achieve green, resilient and inclusive development, governments need to accelerate the pace of legal reforms so that women can realize their full potential.

Mari Elka Pangestu World Bank Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships

2.4 billion

women of working age lack economic opportunities equal to men’s; and 178 countries enforce legal barriers that prevent women’s full economic participation, according to the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2022 report.

Our core team

Kaushik Das
Senior Partner and Managing Partner, Southeast Asia, Singapore
Leads our offices in Southeast Asia, helping clients in the energy, mining, and consumer industries to design and implement long-term...
Gautam Kumra
Senior Partner and Chairman - Asia, Singapore
Chairman of McKinsey’s offices in Asia; helps McKinsey’s clients in Asia create change that matters, by building leading institutions...
Vivek Lath
Partner, Singapore
Serves companies across Asia and uses data, analytics, and cutting-edge technologies to build new businesses and transform operational...
Anu Madgavkar
McKinsey Global Institute Partner, New Jersey
Leads global research focused on labor markets and human capital, technology’s economic impact, gender economics, digital and...
Azam Mohammad
Senior Partner, Singapore
Coleads our digital work in Southeast Asia, supporting clients across integrated transformations covering growth and business...
Bob Sternfels
Global Managing Partner, Bay Area
Bob serves as the global managing partner of McKinsey & Company
Khoon Tee Tan
Managing Partner and Senior Partner, Jakarta
Leads the Indonesia office and brings transformational change expertise to a range of clients across Asia by helping them design...
Phillia Wibowo
Partner, Jakarta
Leads our People & Organizational Performance Practice in Southeast Asia; helps clients across the region deliver sustained performance...
Jonathan Woetzel
McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Shanghai
Leads research on China, Asia, and global economic and business trends, helps cities and regions create sustainable growth, and...

Featured Insights


Toward a sustainable, inclusive, growing future: The role of business

– To make the world as sustainable and inclusive as we hope, a certain kind of economic growth will be necessary—and companies will... play a vital role in generating it.

Ten ideas to unlock Indonesia’s growth after COVID-19

– If Indonesia can quickly return to prepandemic growth rates, the country may become the world’s seventh-largest economy... by 2030.

Building 21st century companies in Asia

– Asia’s corporate landscape is changing rapidly and the role and priorities of CEOs may need to evolve.

The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring

McKinsey partners Nicolas Denis and Hamid Samandari discuss the economic implications and industry requirements needed for transitioning... to a net-zero emissions world, including decarbonization and other key insights.