GII is delighted to present this collection of recent McKinsey research focused on major trends, challenges, and opportunities, alongside related resources from the GII community. Click the title of each resource to learn more.

McKinsey Knowledge

Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution
Global construction productivity has averaged only 1 percent per year over the past two decades. We identify seven levers that can add $1.6 trillion of additional value and explore a new manufacturing-style system that could boost productivity by five to ten times.

Bridging global infrastructure gaps
Global infrastructure systems are straining to meet demand—and if the current trajectory of underinvestment continues, the world will fall short by $350 billion a year. Yet there are solutions to unlock financing and make the sector more productive.

An integrated perspective on the future of mobility
What will be the future of urban mobility? A number of social, economic, and technological trends will work together to disrupt mobility, potentially creating three new urban models by 2030.

Harnessing automation for a future that works
Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. Instead, realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.

A blueprint for addressing the global affordable housing challenge
A third of urban dwellers—1.6 billion people—could struggle to secure decent housing by 2025. This report offers four approaches that could narrow the housing-affordability gap by 20 to 50 percent.

Voices on Infrastructure: Transforming project delivery
Articles, videos, and podcasts by McKinsey experts and leading practitioners on how to improve delivery outcomes of infrastructure and capital projects.

Voices on Infrastructure: The future of real estate
A collection of insights on the biggest trends, challenges and opportunities in real estate, contributed by McKinsey and industry leaders.

Financing change: How to mobilize private-sector financing for sustainable infrastructure
Sustainable projects will add trillions to the world’s infrastructure costs. McKinsey estimates that an additional 6 percent in upfront capital will be required to raise the level of new infrastructure to sustainability standards.

The power of parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth
Narrowing the global gender gap would not only be equitable in the broadest sense but could double the contribution of women to global GDP growth between 2014 and 2025. Delivering that impact, however, will require tackling gender equality in society.

The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world
Big data’s potential keeps growing. The question for companies now is how to integrate new capabilities into their operations and strategies—and position themselves in a world where analytics can upend entire industries.

Beyond the supercycle: How technology is reshaping resources
The ways we consume energy and produce commodities are changing. This report analyzes three key trends and finds they have the potential to unlock up to $1.6 trillion in global savings in 2035.

People on the move: Global migration’s impact and opportunity
Migration has become a flashpoint for debate in many countries. Our research finds that it generates significant economic impact, and that better integration of immigrants increase this contribution by up to $1 trillion annually.

Additional Resources

Macquarie: New Solutions for Global Infrastructure
Senior executives from Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets provide their insights into the key challenges and opportunities in infrastructure investment around the world.

Atkins: Using digital to improve delivery of new infrastructure
Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger shares his thoughts on how new digital approaches are transforming the engineering and construction sector.

Spencer Stuart: The Two Important Infrastructure Investments You Might Not Be Making
Leaders from Spencer Stuart weigh in on three main themes about leadership and organizational culture that emerged at GII 2017.