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News headlines to watch for in 2023

– What will lead the headlines in the year ahead? We asked influential journalists in Asia and Europe for their views on the stories that will shape each region. From growth prospects to the net-zero transition and from geopolitical tensions to inflation, their perspectives shed light on the themes we will be seeing in the news.

Building sustainability into operations

– The path discrete manufacturing companies have taken to make their operations carbon neutral has important lessons for any business pursuing the dual mission of profitability and sustainability.
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.

How do digital consumers contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive Asia?

– Richard Lee, Senior Partner in McKinsey’s Seoul office, shares observations on Asia’s digital ecosystem and how environmental and social concerns are shaping consumer preferences.

Korean companies need bolder transformation to survive post-pandemic world

– McKinsey senior partner André Andonian offers insights on the significant transitions companies have faced amid the pandemic and the new initiatives businesses will explore in coming years.

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Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Our future lives and livelihoods: Sustainable and inclusive and growing

– Growth for all, growth for good. Here, we offer a proposal for business, government, and society leaders.

Five windows of opportunity for postpandemic Asia

– Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused hardship, Asia has remained relatively resilient, and opportunities for growth are opening... up.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Beyond income: Redrawing Asia’s consumer map

– Asia’s consumer markets are not only growing rapidly but diversifying and segmenting. Three changes in perspective are key... to understanding new consumption paths in the region.

Hainan’s $40 billion prize: The new battleground for global luxury

– This popular vacation destination is likely to capture a growing share of Chinese luxury spending.

Creating a strong future for South Korea’s chemicals companies

– Many competitive advantages that once served South Korean chemicals companies have lost their power. Ten actions can help them... retain and build their position.

How chemical players can win in the transition to digital platforms

– Many B2B buyers prefer purchasing products using digital channels. Choosing the right operating model is critical for reaching... customers across the chemical industry’s fragmented markets.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

How Asia can boost growth through technological leapfrogging

– Asia has experienced a significant technological transformation over the past decade, and there is more to come if the region... addresses remaining gaps in core capabilities.

The four technological capabilities that enabled Asia’s COVID-19 response

– Jeongmin Seong, partner at the McKinsey Global Institute based in our Shanghai office and co-author of Future of Asia, discusses... the existing capabilities that enabled Asia's relatively speedy and efficient response to COVID-19, and the country-specific measures that helped to bring the outbreak under control.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

The future of Asia: Decoding the value and performance of corporate Asia

– Corporations in Asia have grown in scale but lag behind the global average on profits, and the COVID-19 crisis poses new challenges.

South Korea’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

– How was South Korea able to stabilize the number of COVID-19 cases?

Leading with purpose: How marketing and sales leaders can shape the next normal

– Chief marketing and sales officers have a defining role to play in navigating the current crisis—and in steering their companies’... success in the world that emerges from it.
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