Research Special Topics

A Call for Action and Collaboration

July 2020


This report chronicles the impact to date of COVID-19 on New York City and the metropolitan region. It offers suggested actions to mitigate the damage of the pandemic and to forge a new value proposition for the city focused on opportunity, affordability and innovation.

The 14 global consultant firms that contributed to the report will continue to be a resource to public-private partnerships that are working toward the recovery and reinvention. A selection of their original work, as well as that of other contributors, is posted on our report Resource Collection for those who want to take a deeper dive into the material.

Executive Summary

Report Contributors

Consulting firms

Accenture, Aon, Boston Consulting Group, Dalberg, Deloitte, EY, Kearney, KPMG, McKinsey, Mercer, Oliver Wyman, PwC, West Monroe and Willis Towers Watson. 

Additional contributors

Heidrick & Struggles, Mastercard and Newmark Knight Frank

Other support provided by

FCB, Interpublic Group and Shutterstock

All work was done pro bono.