McKinsey’s week in Charts


Investing in Black America

March 13, 2023

There are eight key investment areas for advancing Black economic mobility, according to analysis by senior partner Shelley Stewart and coauthors. These areas include financial inclusion, bridging the digital divide, and health equity. Investing in impact funds, which aim to support measurable benefits across environmental, social, and governance factors, is one way to promote progress across these key categories—and generate favorable returns for investors.

To read the report, see “A guide to impact investing in Black economic mobility,” February 1, 2023.


Corralling carbon

March 17, 2023

Carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) could play a significant role in the effort to reach climate goals. The Asia–Pacific region, home to more than 1,300 emitter companies, could represent as much as 55 percent of global CCUS uptake by 2050, find partner Ed Lock and coauthors. Doing so, however, will require the region to boost its current CCUS projects by 450 times.

To read the article, see “Unlocking Asia–Pacific’s vast carbon-capture potential,” February 22, 2023.


Health meets wealth

March 16, 2023

Investments in healthcare could add trillions of dollars to global GDP—all while improving quality of life, find McKinsey global managing partner Bob Sternfels, World Economic Forum president Børge Brende, and contributors. Investment areas that could bolster healthcare systems and reduce the global disease burden include improving environmental sustainability, encouraging healthier behaviors, and improving access to vaccines and preventative treatments.

To read the article, see “Seizing the momentum to build resilience for a future of sustainable inclusive growth,” February 23, 2023.


5G buildup

March 15, 2023

There’s a lot of excitement about—and investment in—5G mobile networks, find senior partner Pallav Jain and colleagues. Telecommunications companies are expected to invest more than $600 billion in 5G infrastructure between 2022–25. But more than keeping gamers happy with faster speeds, telcos can look to position themselves as 5G business builders by focusing on three key areas: core connectivity, premium connectivity, and platforms and solutions.



To read the article, see “Navigating the three horizons of 5G business building,” February 22, 2023.


How renewables can materialise

March 14, 2023

Countries are eyeing renewable-energy options to meet decarbonization goals. But price fluctuations for raw materials and shifting regulations have resulted in unstable renewables markets, making planning a challenge. Senior partner Alberto Bettoli and colleagues suggest targeted acquisitions and long-term partnerships as ways to secure raw materials and reduce price volatility.


To read the article, see “Renewable-energy development in a net-zero world: Disrupted supply chains,” February 17, 2023.