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Corporate Sustainability at a Crossroads

Corporate Sustainability at a Crossroads

The culmination of an eight-year research partnership with MIT Sloan Management Review, this report distills trends and best practices—and key imperatives for leaders.

The Future of the Corporation: Rethinking the Role of Business in Society

Doing well by doing good is real, and its strategic implications are more important than ever before.

Sector Perspectives

Sustainable Answers

The sustainability imperative could erode demand for metals and mining companies’ offerings. To survive in the long run, companies must master three strategies.

Why Well-Being Should Drive Growth Strategies

BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment evaluates how effectively countries convert wealth into well-being relative to other countries—and raises important questions in the field of development.

Ideas That Inspire Action

To stay ahead of the curve, leaders need new insights and fresh perspectives—the more surprising and unexpected, the better.

Views on Sustainability

An Alternative to GDP That Encompasses Our Well-Being

Most economists agree that GDP is a poor indicator of the overall well-being of a nation. Douglas Beal created an alternative index that measures well-being in addition to wealth. It takes into account such factors as income equality, sustainability, and education.

How to Grow a Forest in Your Backyard

Forests don’t have to be isolated nature reserves. We can grow them right where we are, even in cities. Eco-entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma describes how to grow an ultradense, biodiverse miniforest for less than the price of an iPhone.

Profit’s Not Always the Point

You might not expect the chief operating officer of a major global corporation to look too far beyond the balance sheet or the bottom line. But Harish Manwani, the COO of Unilever, argues that including value, purpose, and sustainability in top-level decision making isn’t just savvy—it’s the only responsible way to run a 21st-century business.

A Forgotten Space Age Technology Could Change How We Grow Food

We’re heading for a world population of 10 billion people—but what will we all eat? Lisa Dyson, the CEO of the tech company Kiverdi, rediscovered an idea developed by NASA in the 1960s for deep-space travel. It could be the key to reinventing how we grow food.

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