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

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BCGer Joins the 2024 Class of Young Global Leaders

Haikal Siregar, who leads the firm’s work in Indonesia, has been named to the World Economic Forum’s newest cohort of Young Global Leaders.

Our Project Collaborations

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

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Tech for Climate Adaptation

Leaders from both the public and private sectors must take bold action to protect communities, organizations, and natural systems from the impacts of climate change. A new generation of data-driven and digital technologies will play a central role in this effort.

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Accelerating a Green and Just Transition

As global decarbonization efforts accelerate, there is a risk that the costs of the transition will not be fairly distributed. Coordinated action can help advance equity.

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AI-Powered Industrial Operations

Manufacturers need to optimize for increased productivity, improved sustainability, greater resilience, and a stronger workforce. How can they harness the latest technologies to realize these goals?

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Automotive in the Software Driven Era

BCG is partnering with the World Economic Forum to form a new software-centric community comprised of key stakeholders from the automotive sector, public institutions, and others to build data-rich ecosystems for all.

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ASEAN Leaders for a Just Energy Transition

A community of leading CEOs from ASEAN are working to develop a vision for the region’s just energy transition and drive collaborative action.

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.

First Movers Coalition

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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Decarbonizing Brazil’s Steel, Aluminum and Aviation Sectors

This report covers insights from a workshop where companies, government officials, financiers, and others met to discuss opportunities and challenges for industrial decarbonization in Brazil. Specifically, it focuses on surfacing supply of near-zero steel, aluminum, and aviation fuels.


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.