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American perceptions of economic opportunity

The McKinsey American Opportunity Survey spotlights what Americans feel about their current economic standing, their views on economic opportunity, and the barriers they see standing between themselves and a more inclusive and prosperous future.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The economic state of Black America: What is and what could be

– Closing racial gaps across the economy is not only about righting historic wrongs. It is also about choosing a more dynamic future and realizing the full potential of a massively underutilized source of talent, to the benefit of all Americans.
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Unequal America: Ten insights on the state of economic opportunity

– The inaugural McKinsey American Opportunity Survey spotlights Americans’ views on economic opportunity, the obstacles they face, and the path ahead to create a more inclusive economy.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Building a more competitive US manufacturing sector

– A fresh sense of urgency and new opportunities could give the sector momentum.
Report

Race in the workplace: The Black experience in the US private sector

– Advancing racial equity in the workplace is a system-level challenge—ranging from the structural inequities of geography to underrepresentation in industries and jobs that could create additional opportunity to the behaviors of the workplace itself.

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Defense affordability: It’s time for a new approach

– As annual growth in defense spending slows, defense companies need new strategies for reducing the cost of their products and services.
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Driving motors into a digital, sustainable future

– Electric motors power much of the global economy, and they also waste a quarter of global electricity consumption. Ryan Morris thinks his company can solve this environmental challenge.
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Five actions to build next-generation know-your-customer capabilities

– KYC programs are key in banks’ customer gain and retention, but their results aren’t optimal, despite technology and operations spend. Improving five KYC areas can generate substantial business value.
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Managing water and climate risk with renewable energy

– New analysis shows how companies can target renewable-energy purchases and investments to reduce water risk and carbon emissions in tandem.
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Winning the race with inflation: The pricing opportunity for industrial companies

– As inflation rises, industrial companies must take a new look at pricing.
Interview

Agile talent: How to revamp your people model to enable value through agility

– If your industry is changing quickly, your company has to change just as quickly—or faster—to stay ahead.
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Closing the gender and race gaps in North American financial services

– An updated view into gender and racial diversity in financial services—as well as women’s day-to-day work experiences—reveals some progress. But challenges in building an equitable and inclusive workplace persist.
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Opportunities for UK businesses in the net-zero transition

– Supplying the goods and services to enable the global net-zero transition could be worth £1 trillion to UK businesses by 2030.
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Reports of corporates’ demise have been greatly exaggerated

– An analysis of 20 years of data on publicly traded companies and IPOs demonstrates that the drop-off in the number of listings is less steep than pundits would have you believe.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Reviving the art of apprenticeship to unlock continuous skill development

– Postpandemic skill gaps need filling, and formal learning alone won’t do the trick. Scaling the lost art of one-on-one learning can make the difference.
Executive Briefing

Administrative simplification: How to save a quarter-trillion dollars in US healthcare

– About thirty known interventions could deliver up to $265 billion in annual savings for US healthcare.
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