39 episodes

Forward Thinking examines groundbreaking ways in which the world is evolving and how people and organizations can respond to changing demands and technologies. In each episode theorists, innovators, and business leaders discuss global trends—technology, artificial intelligence, globalization, urbanization, climate change, and more—with hosts Michael Chui and Janet Bush of the McKinsey Global Institute.

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Forward Thinking examines groundbreaking ways in which the world is evolving and how people and organizations can respond to changing demands and technologies. In each episode theorists, innovators, and business leaders discuss global trends—technology, artificial intelligence, globalization, urbanization, climate change, and more—with hosts Michael Chui and Janet Bush of the McKinsey Global Institute.

    Forward Thinking on progress in science funding, immigration, and biosecurity with Alec Stapp

    Forward Thinking on progress in science funding, immigration, and biosecurity with Alec Stapp

    In this episode of the McKinsey Global Institute’s Forward Thinking podcast, co-host Michael Chui talks with Alec Stapp, co-CEO of the Institute for Progress, a Washington, DC, think tank he co-founded in January 2022. Progress is a policy choice, its founders say, and they have chosen to focus initially on three topics—meta-science, high-skill immigration, and biosecurity. Why those three? Their view is that each one is important, neglected by other researchers, and potentially tractable politically.
    This conversation was recorded in July 2022. To read a transcript of this episode, visit: https://mck.co/AlecStapp
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    Forward Thinking on the sustainability revolution in textiles and the fashion industry with Edwin Keh

    Forward Thinking on the sustainability revolution in textiles and the fashion industry with Edwin Keh

    In this episode of the McKinsey Global Institute’s Forward Thinking podcast, co-host Janet Bush talks to Edwin Keh, the CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel. It was set up in 2006, with the aim of becoming a center of excellence in research and development in the fashion and textiles industry. The institute has won awards for garment recycling and for its work on a yarn that captures carbon dioxide from the air. Keh is also on the faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has long experience in the retail business, working for Walmart and Donna Karan, among others.
    This conversation was recorded in June 2022. To read a transcript of this episode, visit: https://mck.co/EdwinKeh
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    Forward Thinking on people, places, and the revenge of places that don’t matter with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

    Forward Thinking on people, places, and the revenge of places that don’t matter with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

    In this episode of the McKinsey Global Institute’s Forward Thinking podcast, co-host Janet Bush talks to Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Princesa de Asturias Chair and a professor of economic geography at the London School of Economics. Between 2015 and 2017, he was president of the Regional Science Association International. He won the European Regional Science Association Prize in regional science in 2018. He covers topics including:
    - What factors make a particular place or individuals in a particular place successful or unsuccessful
    - Whether political decentralization or devolution works
    - The revenge of places that don’t matter
    This conversation was recorded in June 2022. To read a transcript of this episode, visit: https://mck.co/ARP
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    • 28 min
    Forward Thinking on war in Ukraine, inflation, and cooperation in a fractured world with Jean Pisani-Ferry

    Forward Thinking on war in Ukraine, inflation, and cooperation in a fractured world with Jean Pisani-Ferry

    In this episode of the McKinsey Global Institute’s Forward Thinking podcast, co-host Janet Bush talks to leading French economist Jean Pisani-Ferry. He holds the Tommaso Padoa Schioppa chair at the European University Institute. He's a senior fellow at Bruegel, the European think tank, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute in Washington, DC. He's also a professor of economics with Sciences Po in Paris. And from 2013 to 2016, he served as commissioner general of France Strategy, the ideas lab of the French government. He covers topics including:
    • The three economic challenges triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
    • How worried people should be about inflation
    • How institutions can cooperate globally to nurture global public goods like the natural world, food, and health in a fractured world
    This conversation was recorded in May 2022. To read a transcript of this episode, visit: https://mck.co/JPF
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    • 33 min
    Forward Thinking on measuring the value of the digital age with Avinash Collis

    Forward Thinking on measuring the value of the digital age with Avinash Collis

    In this episode of the McKinsey Global Institute’s Forward Thinking podcast, co-host Michael Chui talks with Avinash Collis, professor of digital economy at The University of Texas at Austin, and Digital Fellow at Stanford and MIT. He covers topics including:
    — One of the greatest inventions of the 20th century
    — How to run economics experiments to figure out how much digital services are worth
    — How much value digital services provide that GDP doesn’t capture
    This conversation was recorded in April 2022. To read a transcript of this episode, visit: https://mck.co/AviCollis

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    Forward Thinking on trade, vaccines, and sustainable and inclusive growth with WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Forward Thinking on trade, vaccines, and sustainable and inclusive growth with WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    In this episode of the McKinsey Global Institute’s Forward Thinking podcast, guest interviewer Acha Leke talks with Ngozi-Okonjo-Iweala. Acha Leke is a McKinsey senior partner in Johannesburg and is chairman of McKinsey’s Africa region. Okonjo-Iweala became director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in March 2021—the first woman and the first African to serve in this role.
    Okonjo-Iweala talks about her first few months leading the WTO and some of the initiatives underway, and discusses the challenge of inclusive and sustainable growth in the years ahead. She answers questions including:
    — How has the COVID-19 crisis affected world trade?
    — As trade rebounds, what will it take to ensure that trade patterns are much more inclusive?
    — How do emerging economies ensure that they have the access they need to vaccines and build the capacity to manufacture them? What role can trade and the WTO have?
    — What is the interplay between growth, inclusivity, and sustainability?
    — What else do we need to do to ensure that women and SMEs have access to trade?
    — What do you see as some of the opportunities emerging from the pandemic crisis?
    This conversation was recorded in December 2021. To read a transcript of this episode, visit: mck.co/NgoziOkonjoIweala
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