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Building supportive ecosystems for Black-owned US businesses

– The right business ecosystems can mitigate or negate the effects of structural obstacles to business building for Black business owners—and add $290 billion in business equity.
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Problems amid progress: Improving lives and livelihoods for ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom

– Britain has made progress on advancing ethnic equality. But minorities are still disadvantaged in many ways, and some groups are... particularly vulnerable to economic shocks.
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Reimagining higher education in the United States

– As education leaders consider their options in the age of the COVID-19 crisis, they must rethink the conventional wisdom.
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How public-sector tech leaders can speed up the journey to the cloud

– Moving to the cloud is fraught with challenges. By answering five questions up front, public-sector leaders can ease and accelerate... the journey.
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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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Food security

This collection of articles and multimedia draws together McKinsey’s thinking on food security. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect access to food for many, what can food banks, distribution partners, philanthropic foundations, and the private sector do to increase resilience and ensure that people across North America have reliable access to nutritious meals?

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Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, July 2020

– Deep second-quarter contractions were measured in the United States and the eurozone. Economic indicators improved in June and... July, but disparities in controlling the novel coronavirus suggest diverging recovery paths.
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Follow the leaders: How governments can combat intensifying cybersecurity risks

– It is undoubtedly challenging to craft and execute a national cybersecurity strategy. Our research reveals common elements of... successful strategies.
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Racial equity in financial services

– The financial services talent pipeline shows a lack of representation of people of color, most acutely at senior levels. Changes... in three key areas can help companies make progress.
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How governments can deliver on the promise of digital ID

– Governments globally are working to roll out digital identity schemes, but few have achieved broad adoption and utilization. To... succeed, governments can create a virtuous circle of supply and demand.
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The next normal for Australian industries and workforces

– Six key forces are reshaping Australian businesses and jobs during the COVID-19 crisis.
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How US companies are planning for a safe return to the workplace

– In a new survey of 100 executives, respondents expect most employees to be working on-site by December. To do so, they are implementing... a range of interventions that could transform how people work.
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Lessons from the past on how to revive the US economy after COVID-19

– Examining what worked in response to previous crises can help policy makers as they make plans to revive economic activity.
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The great balancing act: Managing the coming $30 trillion deficit while restoring economic growth

– As they continue to grapple with a global pandemic, governments will need to manage deficits and debt-payment plans while finding... the best ways to support economic recovery.
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Becoming a Weather-Ready Nation

– In this interview, Louis W. Uccellini, director of the US National Weather Service, discusses the organization’s work to... provide more accurate predictions and decision support for weather events.
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Six problem-solving mindsets for very uncertain times

– Even the most inscrutable problems have solutions—or better outcomes than have been reached so far. Here’s how the... best problem solvers crack the code.
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Reimagining higher education in the United States

– As education leaders consider their options in the age of the COVID-19 crisis, they must rethink the conventional wisdom.
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