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BCG Partners with the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum engages leaders from all facets of society—business, politics, academia, and beyond—to shape global, regional, and industry agendas and drive positive change. Like our fellow members, BCG attends the Annual Meeting in Davos, the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China, and many other regional gatherings.

Our relationship goes beyond these meetings. The World Economic Forum taps our people and insights for its collaborative projects, publications, and global communities to engage stakeholders, improve policymaking, inform business decisions, and share best practices. Over the years, more than 100 BCGers have engaged.

Partnership Highlights

Our Project Collaborations

We are currently collaborating on six projects with the World Economic Forum, exploring a broad spectrum of topics.

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The Inclusivity Quotient

The latest study by BCG and the World Economic Forum explores how thoughtfully designed mobility systems can play a crucial role in everything from a community’s health to socioeconomic gains.

BCG-WEF Project: The Net-Zero Challenge

The Net-Zero Challenge

The latest climate science is clear, the imperative for action indisputable. We’re calling for the acceleration of fact-based, ambitious, unequivocal climate action from businesses and governments alike.

BCG-WEF Project: Mission Possible

Mission Possible

This new platform aims to support coalitions in the heavy industry and transport sectors, which are researching and promoting approaches to decarbonization. Our systematic framework will enable public procurement officials to overcome the challenges of setting and reaching net-zero goals and create the green demand signals for hard-to-abate industries.

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Unlocking Value in Manufacturing Through Data

By leveraging data and advanced analytics companies can provide better products and services, optimize their value chains, and maximize return on capital. Successful data sharing applications are needed to define key success factors—and they serve as prerequisites for manufacturers to derive value from their data.

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Humanitarian and Resilience Investing Initiative

Given the increasing scale and complexity of humanitarian crises and the growing demand for sustainable investing, the Humanitarian and Resilience Investing Initiative aims to mobilize the flow of private capital to projects that enhance resilience in communities trapped in fragility while generating a financial return.

Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is threatening advances in modern medicine and escalating the need for serious treatments. Pipelines for novel AMR treatments are currently scarce and lack economic incentives. By exploring existing financing and investment models for AMR treatments, we hope to provide options for stakeholders to solve this growing issue.

Initiatives We Support

BCG actively contributes to key alliances and partnerships born out of the World Economic Forum in the spirit of unlocking the potential of those who advance the world.

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First Movers Coalition (FMC)

Getting to net zero by 2050 is possible if the right technologies are brought to commercial scale within the next decade. BCG is a founding member of the First Movers Coalition, a group of forward-thinking companies that aim to jumpstart the global demand for critical emerging solutions by mobilizing the necessary investments and lowering costs. The coalition will work across eight key sectors: steel, cement, aluminum, chemicals, shipping, aviation, trucking, and direct air capture. FMC is a public-private partnership led by the US State Department (through John Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate), and the World Economic Forum.

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Natural Climate Solutions Alliance

BCG is a member of the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance, a global network of public and private stakeholders mobilizing to advance natural climate solutions that address the climate challenge. BCG's Jesper Nielsen serves on the Alliance's steering committee.

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EDISON Alliance

Rich Lesser serves as a champion for the EDISON Alliance—an ecosystem of changemakers with a shared goal of empowering individuals across the globe to affordably participate in the digital economy.

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