The McKinsey Week in Charts

Lean on me

Women are doing the lion’s share of the emotional labor at work, providing support for colleagues and checking in on others’ well-being. The already frayed social fabric in organizations could unravel more quickly as the result of burnout and other work–life challenges if women continue to drop from the workforce.

To read the article, see “Married to the job no more: Craving flexibility, parents are quitting to get it,” December 3, 2021.

 

Growth is elusive for many Black-owned brands

Despite rising demand and a clear consumer call for change, Black brands encounter outsize challenges to scaling and meeting the demand. Of the more than 400 US unicorn start-ups in the past decade, less than 2 percent have Black founders.

To read the article, see “The Black unicorn: Changing the game for inclusivity in retail,” November 17, 2021.

 

Wheels down, most people prefer this vehicle

Across the globe, hopping on a bike (either electric or traditional) is how most people prefer to get to work. Almost 70 percent of respondents in the recent Mobility Ownership Consumer Survey stated that they were willing to use micromobility vehicles for their commute. The survey included 6,000 respondents from China, France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the US.

To read the article, see “Why micromobility is here to stay,” December 2, 2021.

 

Money matters

On the philanthropy circuit, supporting the climate and adjacencies is at the bottom of the giving list. Of the  USD 64 billion in US grant money disbursed in 2020, just 0.5 % or USD 320 million was allocated directly to climate change. To move the needle toward net-zero emissions by 2050, trillions of dollars of additional capital spending are needed.

To read the article, see “It’s time for philanthropy to step up the fight against climate change,” October 20, 2021.

Riding the resignation wave

The turnover tsunami sweeping over the workforce is carrying with it more parents of color than their White colleagues. Businesses focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts have cause for concern since as many as 50 percent of non-White parents indicated in our recent survey that they planned to leave their jobs.

To read the article, see “Married to the job no more: Craving flexibility, parents are quitting to get it,” December 3, 2021.

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