Erik Reed is a core member of Boston Consulting Group's Industrial Goods and Climate & Sustainability practices. He is the node for climate and sustainability topics in industrial goods for Canada. Erik has worked with clients on transportation and logistics, operations, and mining decarbonization; battery supply chain topics; emissions tracking and quantification; and innovation and advanced analytics in operations.
Before joining BCG in 2017, Erik was a Senior Consultant at Konrad Group and a Researcher at Sustainalytics.
Trends in battery supply chains coupled with the US’s Inflation Reduction Act present a tremendous opportunity for Canada and Canadian companies, if we act now.
Due to shortages of critical materials and vulnerable supply chains, production of lithium-ion batteries could fall far short of demand. Coordinated action is needed to boost supply in a sustainable way and keep the transition to renewable energy on course.