The McKinsey Week in Charts

Where we’re going, we need more chargers

January 4, 2023

For Europe to zoom ahead on electric-vehicle (EV) adoption, the region will need to pick up the pace on its build-out of EV-charging infrastructure, find partner Swarna Ramanathan and co-authors. Even a more conservative EV growth scenario shows that, by 2025, Europe would need to quadruple its current pace of public-charger installations.


To read the article, see “Europe’s EV opportunity—and the charging infrastructure needed to meet it,” November 4, 2022.

Out-of-pocket pinch

January 6, 2023

Employers and workers are feeling the pinch of inflation on US healthcare costs. Senior partner Shubham Singhal and coauthors report that employers are eyeing cost-cutting measures such as reducing nonmedical benefits and boosting employees’ share of out-of-pocket expenses. Moves such as these, though, could amplify talent retention pressures.To read the article, see “The gathering storm: The threat to employee healthcare benefits,” October 20, 2022.


A long way to gender parity

January 5, 2023

Business leaders and workers in Mexico are increasingly paying attention to issues around diversity and gender equity. Even so, it will take a century for women to achieve parity in senior leadership positions in companies there, find senior partner Eduardo Bolio, partner Valentina Ibarra, and colleagues. Women represent 40 percent of those in entry-level corporate roles but only 10 percent of those in C-suite and CEO positions.

To read the report, see “Women Matter Mexico 2022: Uneven parity,” October 13, 2022.


Global growth goals

December 22, 2022

Three interlocking goals—sustainability, inclusion, and growth—are critical for realizing a better global future. Senior partners Kweilin Ellingrud, Sven Smit, and Jonathan Woetzel and coauthors explore the tensions and trade-offs that can accompany the efforts to achieve these goals. For example, G20 member countries with lower incomes emit less CO2 per capita than wealthier economies, but they also tend to show less-desirable outcomes on inclusion measurements.


To read the report, see “Toward a sustainable, inclusive, growing future: The role of business,” November 13, 2022.

As 2022 comes to a close, be sure to browse through our feature, “2022: The year in charts,” which illuminates many of the ways the world is striving toward sustainable, inclusive growth. Charting the Path to the Next Normal will go on a brief hiatus starting December 23, 2022 and will return January 3, 2023. In the meantime, check out “What just happened?,” for McKinsey Publishing’s month-by-month journey through 2022.