Our Latest Thinking on Social Impact and Sustainability

The role of business in society has evolved. Today, 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, and embracing that responsibility can bring powerful advantages. Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on social impact and sustainability to learn how the growth of your business can benefit your community—and the world.

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Sustainability

Climate & Environment

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How Government Can Fuel a Green Recovery

Governments have an unparalleled opportunity to use stimulus programs to drive climate change progress. But their approach must reflect the specifics of their economy and workforce.

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BCG’s Center for Climate Action

We partner with clients across the public, private, and social sectors to align their strategy, operations, and stakeholder engagement with a low-carbon world. Our work is supported by BCG’s experience across all industries and capabilities and by our reach of brands.

Sustainable Finance & Investing

Global Health

What Happens after We Develop a COVID-19 Vaccine?

BCG Managing Director & Partner Johanna Benesty looks at barriers to "equitable access"—making sure COVID-19 therapeutics are available to all—and shares a creative approach to vaccine research and development.

Ensuring an Inclusive Recovery

COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on people who were already vulnerable: low income earners, racial minorities, and those without access to technology. We believe that public, private, and social sector leaders have a moral—and business—imperative to place inclusion at the heart of their response and recovery strategies.

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Win the Fight

Restarting Societies and Economies—Safely

Economic Development

Humanitarian Response

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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 benefit society.

Food Systems & Security

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A Recipe to Reduce Food Loss and Waste

Portuguese retailer Sonae piloted five initiatives that could ultimately slash the loss and waste of fruits and vegetables across its supply chain by 12,000 tons.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Education

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Turning More Tassels

Postsecondary institutions are facing calls for accountability. Smart academic advising reforms can boost graduation rates—without breaking the bank.

Expert Videos

How to Reduce the Wealth Gap between Black and White Americans

How to Reduce the Wealth Gap between Black and White Americans

How to Reduce the Wealth Gap between Black and White Americans

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What Happens after We Develop a COVID-19 Vaccine?

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How Supply Chain Transparency Can Help the Planet

The Business Benefits of Doing Good

The Business Benefits of Doing Good

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How Conscious Investors Can Turn up the Heat and Make Companies Change

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How Motivation Can Fix Public Systems

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A Netflix Model Can Make Medical Treatments More Affordable

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How to Fix a Broken Education System—Without Any More Money

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Finally, Tech Solutions to Economic Development

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