Meeting Society’s Expectations

Success over the long term requires business leaders to understand and engage on social issues.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Where companies with a long-term view outperform their peers

– Our new Corporate Horizon Index provides systematic evidence that a long-term approach can lead to superior performance for revenue and earnings, investment, market capitalization, and job creation.

Long-term Capitalism

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Reimagining capitalism to better serve society

– Capitalism has not kept pace with evolving societal needs, leaving more and more of the world’s population behind with respect... to wealth creation and prosperity. It may be time for a change.
Article

How to build an alliance against corporate short-termism

– Executives have more room than they realize to stand together with sophisticated investors to maintain focus on long-term value... creation.
Interview

When sustainability becomes a factor in valuation

– Sustainability efforts are material to investors only to the extent they affect cash flows. What matters depends on the industry.
Article

The real business of business

– Shareholder-oriented capitalism is still the best path to broad economic prosperity, as long as companies focus on the long term.

Environmental sustainability

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Mapping the benefits of a circular economy

– Most European industries can improve financial performance with specific actions to reconfigure product lifecycles.
Article

Developing products for a circular economy

– Cross-functional collaboration and customer-focused design thinking can help companies reap more value from the energy and resources... they use.
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Starting at the source: Sustainability in supply chains

– By working closely with their suppliers, consumer companies can lessen their environmental and social impact and position themselves... for strong growth.
Article

Getting the most out of your sustainability program

– Sustainability initiatives won’t create lasting value if they’re poorly managed. Here are four lessons from companies... that are doing it right.

Engaging with stakeholders

Interview

How companies succeed through radical engagement

– The authors of Connect: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically with Society explain why organizations must look beyond corporate-social-responsibility initiatives to truly engage with consumers and communities.

Jobs and inequality

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Poorer than their parents? A new perspective on income inequality

– The real incomes of about two-thirds of households in 25 advanced economies were flat or fell between 2005 and 2014. Without action, this phenomenon could have corrosive economic and social consequences.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Fostering dignity through work

– Business can’t only be about driving shareholder value, says Allstate CEO Tom Wilson. A company also has to be able to create... dignity through work to support its employees.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy

– The McKinsey Global Institute examines all the ways people are earning income, as well as the challenges independent work presents.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Technology, jobs, and the future of work

– Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts can... help policy makers, business leaders, and workers move forward.

Global challenges

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Global migration’s impact and opportunity

– Migration has become a flashpoint for debate in many countries. But McKinsey Global Institute research finds that it generates significant economic benefits—and more effective integration of immigrants could increase those benefits.

Global challenges

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

– A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s... equality. The public, private, and social sectors will need to act to close gender gaps in work and society.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

How the world could better fight obesity

– If the prevalence of obesity continues on its rising trend, almost half of the world’s adult population could be overweight or... obese by 2030, imposing even greater personal, social, and economic costs. Effectively combating obesity around the world may require a comprehensive strategy of 44 interventions as part of a potential Obesity Abatement Program.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Tackling the world’s affordable housing challenge

– A third of urban dwellers—1.6 billion people—could struggle to secure decent housing by 2025. Here are four approaches... that could help.