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Forbes

BCG’s “CEO Whisperer” Shares Insights from the C-Suite

In Forbes, BCG’s Global Chair Rich Lesser discusses business leaders’ perspectives on the US economy, climate change initiatives, and the growth of AI and GenAI. He encourages a spirit of exploration with emerging technologies, such as AI, and stresses the importance of addressing climate change. Lesser urges executives to ask themselves: “How do I act as a business responsibly? What can I do to promote systemic change that extends beyond the boundaries of my own company?”

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Boston Consulting Group Builds Partnership with Twelve to Support Innovation in Sustainable Aviation Fuel

BOSTON—Boston Consulting Group (BCG) today announced that it has signed an agreement for the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel certificates (SAFc) with TwelveTM, the carbon transformation company. The agreement will run from 2026 until 2029, and is expected to deliver an emissions reduction of more than 4,000 metric tons of CO2 by the end of the period. The agreement is part of BCG’s drive to achieve net zero climate impact by 2030. As a member of the First Movers Coalition, BCG’s target is to replace at least 5% of its conventional jet fuel with high quality SAF by 2030.

Yahoo! Finance

AI Creates Both Tangible Outcomes and Concerns

On Yahoo! Finance, BCG’s Global Chair Rich Lesser explains that companies are moving from trying to better understand generative AI to realizing opportunities and driving business performance. Lesser notes that there is a huge effort to change consumer sentiment around AI because, while it can drive value, many people have mixed feelings about the technology’s impact on work and daily life. “I think each of us wears multiple hats,” he says, “and I don’t think it’s surprising that people view this AI world differently, depending on which hat they’re wearing.”

Forbes

The Biggest Regrets of Former C-Suite Executives

In her Forbes column, BCG’s Julia Dhar expands on a survey from the Behavioral Science Lab at BCG that asked 70 former CEOs, C-suite executives, and board chairs about their biggest regrets from their tenures. She says that their responses largely fell into four categories: not moving faster and more boldly, not building better teams, not fostering deeper relationships, and not being true to themselves in decision-making. “Don’t hide in the C-suite,” Dhar advises. “Spend meaningful time with staff and customers.”

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Boston Consulting Group Steps Up Investment into Decarbonization through Sustainable Aviation Fuel Agreement with World Energy

Five-year contract will deliver emissions reductions of 100,000 metric tons of CO2— equivalent to flying 177,000 economy-class passengers round trip between Boston and London1100,000 metric tons of CO2 would represent more than half of BCG’s air travel CO2 emissions in 2023This is BCG’s largest SAF certificate purchase to dateBoston—Boston Consulting Group (BCG) today announced it has signed an agreement for the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel certificates (SAFc) with World Energy, the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer and low-carbon solutions provider. A key part of BCG’s commitment to achieving net zero climate impact by 2030, the agreement will run through 2028. It is expected to deliver an emissions reduction of 100,000 metric tons of CO2 over the next five years.

The Times

Asset Managers Must Develop Their AI Strategies

In The Times, BCG’s Dean Frankle explains that the global asset management industry faces structural challenges, but that AI offers a potential solution. However, BCG’s flagship annual report on the industry finds that only 16% of asset managers have fully defined an AI strategy and are working to implement it throughout the business. “To remain competitive, asset managers will need to seize the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence and double down on investing in enhanced productivity, product personalization, and the opportunity of private markets,” Frankle says.

City A.M.

London May Be the Top Talent Spot Now, but Dubai and New York Are Hot on Its Tail

Writing in City A.M., BCG’s Nick South explains how London can continue to attract global talent as competition from other cities heats up. According to a new report from BCG, The Network, and The Stepstone Group, London has once again ranked as the most attractive city in the world for working abroad—a position it has held since 2014. South explains that to retain its standing, London requires a combination of bold ambition and consistent excellence in delivery. “London has come out on top as the most attractive spot for talent in the world, but its crown can easily slip,” he says.

The Economic Times

How ABDM Could Revolutionize India’s Health Care System

In a coauthored article for The Economic Times, BCG’s Priyanka Aggarwal writes about how the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) aims to improve India’s health care system. She explains that ABDM can increase patient access to medical histories, deliver personalized treatments, and expand health care access to rural areas. For ABDM to achieve its full potential, health records must be digitized, but some providers remain hesitant to do so. Aggarwal outlines how the private sector can help expedite ABDM adoption and build trust in digital health systems.

Fortune

Strategically Pricing AI Tools During Innovation

In Fortune, BCG’s John Pineda discusses how to match AI tools with the right pricing strategy. He suggests setting a fixed price for tasks that would be completely automated by AI, and utilizing a subscription model for tasks where AI would be leveraged to boost human efficiency. Pineda emphasizes that businesses shouldn’t be so focused on the costs of AI that it impedes innovation. “Get people using it, trying it, and testing it, [to] come up with their own ideas of what they can do with the technology,” he says.

TimesLIVE

Most Consumers Are Excited About GenAI at Work, But Are South Africans?

In TimesLIVE, BCG’s Aparna Bharadwaj, Jessica Apotheker, and Nicolas de Bellefonds comment on a BCG report which found that 70% of global consumers are excited about GenAI in the workplace, but only 43% are enthusiastic about its impact on daily life. In terms of general perceptions globally, 43% of people are excited about GenAI, while 28% are conflicted, and 29% are concerned. In South Africa, however, consumers are more apprehensive about GenAI: just 38% are excited, 42% are conflicted, and 20% are concerned.

Australian Financial Review

Which Countries and Cities Are Most Attractive to Global Workers?

In Fortune and the Australian Financial Review, BCG’s Nick South and Nicole Sibilio explain what workers are looking for when searching abroad for a job. According to a new report from BCG, The Network, and The Stepstone Group, which surveyed more than 150,000 people in 188 countries, Australia tops the list as the most desirable country for workers, and London ranks as the most attractive city. South and Sibilio cite the quality of job opportunities and the quality of life as the primary reasons that workers gravitate toward these destinations.

Financial Times

BCG’s Leap Into AI

In interviews with Bloomberg and the Financial Times, BCG’s CEO Christoph Schweizer speaks about the firm’s investments in its AI business to help clients and employees leverage the transformative technology. He states that 20% of BCG’s revenue in 2024 now comes from AI and GenAI. Schweizer is vocal about also integrating AI within BCG, not just advising clients on how to scale the technology. “We are taking our own medicine,” he says.