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Reports issued by the McKinsey Global Institute are often cited in international media, and MGI authors frequently contribute to leading business publications. We offer a selection of articles below.


Article - China Daily

Pioneer of healthy aging

– Using the tools it has today, China can transform its aging population into a vital social and economic force supporting the country’s growth, writes Jonathan Woetzel in China Daily.
Article - GreenBiz

A bio revolution to heal the natural world

– A Bio Revolution is underway that could make a contribution to broader efforts to slow or reverse climate change, writes Michael Chui in GreenBiz.
Article - Forbes

Reimagining supply chain resilience

– Company executives are looking to more deeply understand their supply chains, shift from “just-in-time” to a more robust inventory management approach, and increase their supply chain transparency and resilience, writes Kweilin Ellingrud in Forbes.
Article - Harvard Business Review

Don't let the pandemic set back gender equality

– Progress towards greater gender equality has been hesitant and halting over the past five years and the Covid-19 pandemic now risks sending it into reverse, write Deepa Mahajan, Olivia White, Anu Madgavkar and Mekala Krishnan in Harvard Business Review.
Article - The Economic Times

View: Government needs to put energy and momentum behind recent reform initiatives

– Despite its dismal Q1 FY2021 GDP figures, India can grow rapidly again, to gainfully employ the 90 million workers expected to enter the non-farm job market over this decade, write Shirish Sankhe and Anu Madgavkar in The Economic Times.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

COVID-19 and climate change expose dangers of unstable supply chains

– With the world undergoing its second “once in a generation” disruption in 12 years, a reappraisal of supply chains is in order.
Article - Project Syndicate

Seizing the health opportunity

– Confronting the COVID-19 pandemic gives us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take the steps needed to advance broad-based health and prosperity in the long term, write Jaana Remes and Katherine Linzer in Project Syndicate.
Article - Harvard Business Review

Poor health reduces global GDP by 15% each year

– Making prudent investments in the health of the world’s population can dramatically improve people’s quality of life, protect against downside risks such as pandemics, and lead to large economic returns from increased output and productivity, write Jaana Remes, Martin Dewhurst and Jonathan Woetzel in Harvard Business Review.
Article - Fortune

Good health is good business. Here's why

– In the wake of COVID-19, business leaders cant wait to get back to "normal." But research shows there are lasting economic benefits to keeping a focus on health, write Jaana Remes and Shubham Singhal in Fortune.
Article - Fortune

What history can teach us about the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic

– The battle against COVID-19 is unlike any other wars, but the economic consequences offer some similarities, write Gary Pinkus and Sree Ramaswamy in Fortune.
Article - Hindustan Times

Opening with care

– By acknowledging the economic rationale of the care economy, India can make it easier for women to work for pay-and equally reap the productivity gains of doing so, write Roopa Purushothaman, Anu Madgavkar and Vivek Pandit in Hindustan Times.
Article - Project Syndicate

COVID 19 and the Bio Revolution

– Addressing COVID-19 only scratches the surface of what biological innovation can do, write Michael Chui and Matthias Evers in Project Syndicate.
Article - STAT

The Bio Revolution is changing business and society

– Rapid and ever-cheaper DNA sequencing has deepened our understanding of how biology works and tools such as CRISPR are now being used to recode biology to treat diseases or make crops less vulnerable to climate change, write Matthias Evers and Michael Chui in STAT.
Article - Fast Company

The marriage of biology and silicon is poised to unleash (literal) life-changing innovations

– Now it is biology’s turn to reinvent tech and every other industry, writes Michael Chui in Fast Company.
Article - Milken Institute review

It's time to build 21st century companies: Learning to thrive in a radically different world

– The great forces of technology and globalization continue to open new markets and forge the potential for new business models, while also fueling new competition and creating unanticipated complications that leading firms will need to navigate, write James Manyika and Monique Tuin in Milken Institute review.
Article - VoxEU

The Covid-19 crisis: Exposing underlying vulnerabilities in social contracts

– This column argues that the severe economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have revealed vulnerabilities in the social contract, write Tilman Tacke, Anu Madgavkar, and Hans‐Helmut Kotz in VoxEU.
Article - Project Syndicate

Where women stand

– Over the past two decades women across advanced economies have made far-reaching gains, but much of this progress has been offset by rising costs and new forms of insecurity that once again disproportionately affect women, write Laura Tyson and Anu Madgavkar in Project Syndicate.
Article - Harvard Business Review

How high performing companies develop and scale AI

– We find that those companies finding more success in scaling efforts are more likely than others to apply a core set of practices, write Michael Chui and Bryce Hall in Harvard Business Review.
Article - Harvard Business Review

How the economy differs for workers, consumers, and savers

– It is important for policy makers and business leaders to look beyond the positive aggregate economic data to what is really happening in people’s lives, write James Manyika and Michael Spence in Harvard Business Review.
Article - Project Syndicate

Advancing economies' missing link

– There are also at least three critical issues that are adversely affecting hundreds of millions of people across 22 OECD countries, which may help to explain the mismatch between aggregate economic data and individual experience, write Sven Smit and Anu Madgavkar in Project Syndicate.
Article - China Daily

Climate change hazards intensifying

– Increasing effects of climate change call for better systematic risk management, more adaptation and accelerated decarbonization, writes Jonathan Woetzel in China Daily.
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3 ways we can help women join the age of automation

– The public, private and third sectors need to work together to support women to make the transitions they need to thrive in the automation age, write Anu Madgavkar, Vivian Hunt, and Lareina Yee in World Economic Forum.