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Mekala Krishnan

Mekala Krishnan

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Mekala Krishnan is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute.

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  1. Globalization Is Greener
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    Globalization Is Greener

    May 16, 2023 Olivia White & Mekala Krishnan explain why cross-border flows and supply chains are essential to achieving the world’s climate goals.

  2. The Anatomy of the Net-Zero Transition
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    The Anatomy of the Net-Zero Transition

    Mar 11, 2022 Mekala Krishnan describes the challenges, risks, and opportunities that will define the coming economic transformation.

  3. Emerging Economies Have a New Imperative
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    Emerging Economies Have a New Imperative

    Feb 11, 2021 Jonathan Woetzel & Mekala Krishnan explain why supply-chain resilience will remain a top priority after the pandemic has receded.

  4. Reducing Asia’s Climate Vulnerability
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    Reducing Asia’s Climate Vulnerability

    Feb 4, 2021 Mekala Krishnan & Yuito Yamada urge adoption of effective adaptation and mitigation measures to overcome global warming risks.

  5. Taking Climate Risk Seriously
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    Taking Climate Risk Seriously

    Jul 2, 2020 Hauke Engel & Mekala Krishnan urge firms and governments to consider the parallels between COVID-19 and the threat of global warming.

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    As Disinformation Thrives, Democracy Dies

    Nishant Lalwani, et al. argue that increased aid for independent media is necessary to defend press freedom in the developing world.
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    The Dead Hand of Neoliberalism Is Blocking Green Growth

    Laura Carvalho sees rich countries pursuing industrial strategies while poorer countries are prevented from following suit.
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    Will the Democrats Win After Biden’s Withdrawal?

    Richard Haass

    US President Joe Biden’s decision to drop out of the 2024 presidential race has revived the Democrats’ chances of victory. Given the profound differences between the two parties, it is difficult to exaggerate just how much is at stake when Americans vote this November.

    explains how the new Democratic nominee could get out from under the shadow of an unpopular president.
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    Middle East Peace and the US Election

    Bruce Ackerman

    Now that the moderate Masoud Pezeshkian has ascended to the Iranian presidency, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have an opportunity to clarify the choice for voters in the US election this November. By reopening talks, they can promote the Democrats’ peace ticket in swing states where despair over the war in Gaza has harmed their chances.

    sees the arrival of a moderate Iranian president as an electoral opportunity for the Democrats.
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    A Growth Agenda for the G20

    Paola Subacchi sees one policy priority capable of uniting the world's leading developed and developing economies.
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    Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey

    Martin Vladimirov urges policymakers to close the sanctions loophole that allows the Kremlin to sell fossil fuels to the EU.
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    Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals

    John W. McArthur & Zia Khan urge political, business, and civil-society leaders to foster the big ideas needed to meet the 2030 targets.
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    Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg points out that the country is facing the same demographic problem as almost all advanced economies.
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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.

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