The McKinsey week in Charts

USD 143.5 billion: That’s what it would cost if all the mangroves on Earth were wiped out

But the lives of the endangered animals you might encounter in a mangrove—like the uniquely striped Bengal tiger—are priceless. In our latest McKinsey for Kids edition, we explore nature’s worth, take a look at where and how these animals live, and why that’s crucial in understanding how to save them.

To explore the interactive, seeMcKinsey for Kids: A tiger’s tale about what nature is really worth,” April 29, 2021.

Clinical trials for rare cancers can struggle to find patients

Many oncological diseases have struggled to attract attention from drug developers. That’s changing. But clinical trials can struggle to find enough patients.

To read the article, see Precision medicine in practice: Strategies for rare cancers,” May 13, 2021.

Four flavors of hybrid work

Companies are still sorting out the logistics of a hybrid remote/on-site work model. More than two-thirds of executives surveyed say their organisations either hadn’t begun developing hybrid model plans or had only discussed concepts.

To read the article, seeWhat executives are saying about the future of hybrid work,” May 17, 2021.

Expecting the unexpected

Disruptions due to global economic uncertainty, natural disasters, and other catastrophic events are rising in frequency. Companies can take measures to improve their resilience and emerge stronger from unprecedented change.

To read the article, see The resilience imperative: Succeeding in uncertain times,” May 17, 2021.

The ‘double shift’ of working mothers now even longer

Mothers already take on so much more housework and childcare than men that employed mothers are often said to be working a ‘double shift.’ During the pandemic, that double shift burden has grown, with mothers three times as likely as fathers to do most of the housework and caregiving.

To read the article, see “For mothers in the workplace, a year (and counting) like no other,” May 5, 2021.