Our Latest Thinking on Social Impact

A positive societal impact must be a central component of corporate strategy rather than a byproduct of success. Companies are uniquely positioned to tackle global issues, which can bring powerful advantages. Explore BCG’s latest insights on social impact to learn how the growth of your business can benefit the world.

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Climate Adaptation and Resilience

Using AI to Build Climate Resilience Where It's Needed Most

Southeast Asia and other Global South regions are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Dave Sivaprasad explains how AI can play a crucial role in protecting at-risk populations.

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Safeguarding Coastal Cities from Climate Change

Emerging economy areas like Lagos face droughts, flooding, and sea level rise. With robust adaptation and resilience strategies, they can protect themselves and become climate innovation leaders.

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A Just Energy Transition Takes an Ecosystem

As energy companies transition to a green economy, the livelihoods of millions of people working in carbon-intensive industries will be affected. Here’s how to make sure no one gets left behind.

Sustainable Investing and ESG

A Tectonic Shift of Capital Is Just Beginning

The chairman and CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, explains how the climate crisis is fundamentally reshaping his firm’s approach to investing.

Global Health

How Can Health Care Be Socially Transformative?

BCG’s Johanna Benesty explains that, while businesses in every sector have the potential to be socially transformative, the opportunity in healthcare is particularly great.

An Interview with Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

BCG's Emily Serazin sat down with Seth Berkley CEO of Gavi, to discuss how we can guarantee fair and equitable access to vaccines for every country in the world.

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The Future of Digital Health

Experts across BCG and BCG X talk about the trends and opportunities that lie ahead for the digital health care market.

Economic Development

Humanitarian Response

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Supporting Ukraine: A Study on Potential Recovery Strategies for Ukraine

Recovery efforts in Ukraine hinge on the country's capacity to absorb technical and financial support. BCG and The European Investment Bank recommend key frameworks and principals for maximizing the economic and social impact of these efforts, as well as strategies for prioritizing funding and support.

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BCG on Social Impact

Follow BCG on Social Impact on LinkedIn to explore how organizations are advancing the SDGs and how the growth of your business can have a positive societal impact.

Food Systems and Security

How Is the World Going to Provide Food to Ten Billion People?

Jim Andrew, a BCG alumnus and current chief sustainability officer at PepsiCo, discusses the business case for regenerative agriculture and working with farmers to drive more sustainable practices.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Know Where You Stand to Take a Stand on Equity

Once regarded as punitive actions, equity assessments are emerging as rich opportunities for organizations willing to take a closer look at their diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.

BCG at UN General Assembly and Climate Week

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals were laid out in 2015, with the hope of being reached by 2030. 2023 marks a pivotal halfway point, and during September's UN General Assembly and New York Climate Week, BCG leaders joined government representatives and business leaders to drive action on these goals.

Going Faster and Farther on SDGs

Tolu Oyekan describes what it will take to make much-needed progress on achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

National Progress on Global Ambitions

Vincent Chin explains why country-level governments are best positioned to help the world reach the UN's Sustainable Development Goals—and how to realize these ambitions.

Reasons for Optimism

Qahir Dhanani shares his thoughts on what's possible and the importance of focusing on people in the years ahead.

Regenerative Agriculture on the Menu

BCG’s Shalini Unnikrishnan joins Unilever’s Hanneke Faber to discuss regenerative agriculture and the collaborations that are key.

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Social Impact