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2023, a testing year: Will the macro-scenario range widen or narrow?

– Will the world move to solve its structural problems and make superior short-term choices? Yes or no: that’s the first question on the test.
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Why Davos matters more than ever

– Global challenges call for global leadership.
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HR’s new operating model

– Interviews with more than 100 chief human resources officers and people leaders reveal how the HR operating model is changing to drive value in a volatile business environment.
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Buy and scale: How incumbents can use M&A to grow new businesses

– Digital disruptors use M&A to build and scale new businesses at speed. Incumbents can do so, too.
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Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for European defense spending

– The war in Ukraine has prompted European nations to increase defense spending. How can they maximize the impact and achieve optimal security benefits?
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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.
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Playing offense to create Nordic sustainability champions

– Nordic companies are uniquely positioned to lead the world in combating climate change, potentially creating a Nordic Silicon Valley of sustainability.
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The energy transition: A region-by-region agenda for near-term action

– What practical actions could countries take now to ensure that the energy transition both accelerates and proceeds in an orderly fashion?
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Playing offense with green tech to achieve net-zero emissions

– Technology holds the key to unlocking decarbonization by identifying emission hot spots and pinpointing the areas of biggest impact.

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When women lead, workplaces should listen

– The most valuable lessons of women’s leadership programs are those that show organizations where to improve.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

– How could Earth’s changing climate impact socioeconomic systems across the world in the next three decades? A yearlong, cross-disciplinary... research effort at McKinsey & Company provides some answers.
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The analytics academy: Bridging the gap between human and artificial intelligence

– As organizations rebuild their foundations to compete in the era of data and advanced analytics, in-house capability-building... programs offer the best way to train workers up to the task.
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Five Fifty: Slow burn

– It’s axiomatic that as economies grow, energy demand increases at a similar rate. But renewables may finally break the connection.
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Building resilient operations

– In the face of rising uncertainty, get ready for the unexpected. To build resilience, accelerate productivity improvement and... operational flexibility.
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Digitizing Sweden: Opportunities and priorities in five ecosystems

– If Sweden is able to fulfill its potential for digitization by leveraging six important technological trends, it could generate... SEK 850-1 400 billion per year from 2025. Strong ecosystems must be established to foster the interaction and collaboration required to create the value.
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Shaping the future of work in Europe’s 9 digital front-runner countries

– Our research shows significant value in embracing AI and automation for the Northern European countries, but sees a requirement... for new skill sets among employees and a policy response around education, training, and the social contract.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The brightening mood of European business—and what it means for investment

– Executives are increasingly optimistic about the region’s business outlook, but new survey results suggest more work is... needed to instill confidence and stability. A few measures could help.
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Long term value: from intuition to index

– For the past 3 decades, leaders in business, government, and academia have debated whether the unrelenting focus on quarterly... profits at the expense of long-term commitments has undermined the growth potential of companies and even the economy.
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Harnessing automation for a future that works

– Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive... overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.
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