Our Latest Thinking on Climate Change and Sustainability

The path to mitigate climate change requires collaboration across the public, social, and private sectors. Explore the latest thought leadership from our climate consulting experts for insight on how to drive real change.

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Climate Policy and Regulation

ESG Compliance in an Era of Tighter Regulation

ESG regulations are growing more intricate, and businesses’ fragmented compliance efforts are proving inadequate. Companies should adopt a comprehensive approach to enable efficient risk management and reporting.

US Inflation Reduction Act: Global Implications

In this series, we offer a closer look at the key climate and energy features of the US Inflation Reduction Act, examining the implications, opportunities, and growth and value pools it provides, for firms in the years ahead.

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The Future Is Mainstream Green: Introducing a New Growth Strategy

This is a guide for chief marketing officers to take green beyond niche and into the mainstream. Mainstream Green is about driving sustainable choices by all consumers, not just those who are moved by sustainable claims. To reach our collective climate ambitions, we need massive consumer change—a widespread embrace of new products, new services, new marketing, and new behaviors.

CMOs are well positioned to drive customer-centric change because they understand consumers’ concerns and aspirations and have a platform within companies to make change happen. By following this guide, CMOs can take practical steps toward helping us get to Mainstream Green.

Climate Innovation and Tech

Unleashing AI’s Potential: How It Can Help Us Adapt to Climate Change

Hamid Maher explains the importance of AI when tackling climate change, helping decision-makers take action by forecasting both immediate and long-term hazards. This content was paid for by Boston Consulting Group and produced in partnership with the Financial Times Commercial department.

Using Tech to Reduce Emissions—and Drive Growth

Don’t underestimate the speed of technological change. Act now to use both new and existing technologies for decarbonization—while driving growth.

Finance and Investment

Doing Good Is Good for Business

BCG’s Greg Fischer discusses how organizations can invest for impact to create value—and at the same time, create a better world.

Sustainability, Inc: A Podcast by BCG and FORTUNE Brand Studios

The race to net zero is on, and the stakes have never been higher. But the only way we'll achieve this goal is if the global business community steps up to the front lines to create climate impact. Each week, our podcast spotlights real, inspiring stories of companies disrupting the status quo and taking action to accelerate the new sustainable economy.

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Nature and Environment

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Beyond “Carbon Tunnel Vision” in Food Systems

The global food system depends on nature, but it also contributes to its destruction. With a nature-positive approach, companies can preserve the resources necessary to ensure a healthy food supply.

The Private Sector's Role in Solving the Global Water Crisis

BCG’s Torsten Kurth joins the World Food Programme’s Michael Dunford at the UN Water Conference to discuss the global water crisis and how businesses in every corner of the world can play an integral role in solving it.

The Global Water Imperative

BCG’s Dean Muruven joins the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Stuart Orr at the UN Water Conference where they discuss the crucial relationship between water and climate change and why now is the time to act.

Industry Spotlight

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A Net Zero Plan for the Semiconductor Industry

As trends in chip manufacturing threaten to significantly increase semiconductor industry CO2 output in the immediate future, companies must adopt new plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions without delay.

For Business Leaders

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The Challenges of a Sustainability Transformation

When it comes to sustainability, senior leaders are shifting from ambition to execution—and that’s the hard part. Companies know they need to decarbonize and improve sustainability across their value chains, but often they struggle to translate that ambition into results.

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The Sustainable Advantage: Insights on Creating Competitive Advantage Through Sustainability

Climate Change and Sustainability