BCG Partners with the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum engages leaders from all facets of society—business, politics, academia, and beyond—to shape global, regional, and industry agendas and drive positive change. As a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum, BCG joins a select group of about 120 global companies closely aligned with the Forum's commitment to improving the state of the world.

Like our fellow members, BCG attends the renowned Annual Meeting in Davos, the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China, and many regional meetings. As a strategic partner, we do even more. The World Economic Forum taps BCG’s people and insights for its collaborative projects, publications, and global communities. The goal of this work is to engage stakeholders, improve policymaking, inform business decisions, and share best practices.


CEOs Call on World Leaders to Accelerate Race to Net Zero

More than 90 global CEOs, including BCG's Christoph Schweizer, are urging public-sector leaders to leverage the unique opportunity presented by COP26 to pursue bold climate policy agreements


Each year, BCG attends Davos alongside global business, government, social sector, academic, and media leaders. We take this opportunity to learn from our peers, connect with clients, and contribute our own thought leadership on an international stage. This year, BCG took part in WEF’s Davos Agenda, a week of virtual programming where leaders worked together virtually for a more inclusive, cohesive and sustainable future.


Our Project Collaborations

We are currently collaborating on six projects with the World Economic Forum, exploring a broad spectrum of topics.

Net-Zero Challenge: The Supply Chain Opportunity

The Net-Zero Challenge

The latest climate science is clear and makes the imperative for climate action indisputable. This project aims to create a fact-based, ambitious, unequivocal call for accelerated climate action, highlighting the roles of corporations and governments. In 2020-21 we will deep dive into the topic of supply chain decarbonization, highlighting how companies can have significant climate impact by tackling their Scope 3 emissions with influence across geographies.


Net-Zero Challenge: The Supply Chain Opportunity (Report)

Net-Zero Challenge: The Supply Chain Opportunity (Video)

The Net-Zero Challenge: Global Climate Action at a Crossroads (Part 1)

The Net-Zero Challenge: Fast-Forward to Decisive Climate Action


Mission Possible

The World Economic Forum’s new Mission Possible Platform aims to support coalitions in heavy industry and transport sectors that are researching and promoting approaches to decarbonization. In this project, we’re developing a strategic plan for the Mission Possible Platform and initiatives that the platform can take on to accelerate progress in hard-to-abate industries.


Unlocking Value in Manufacturing Through Data

On the threshold of a data and analytics-driven revolution, manufacturers rely on data collaborations to unlock the full value in their operations. Leveraging data and advanced analytics, companies provide better products and services, optimize their value chains and maximize return on capital. In this project we examine successful data sharing applications to define key success factors and pre-requisites for manufacturers to derive value from manufacturing data.


Data Excellence: Transforming manufacturing and supply systems

Share to Gain: Unlocking Data Value in Manufacturing


Humanitarian and Resilience Investing Initiative

With the increasing scale and complexity of humanitarian crises and the growing demand for sustainable investing, the Humanitarian and Resilience Investing Initiative aims to mobilize flow of private capital to projects that enhance resilience in communities trapped in fragility while generating a financial return. Investor capital is essential in filling the persistent funding gap hindering progress towards the SDGs. The initiative engages development finance institutions, humanitarian actors, donors, and investors with the goal of catalyzing the Humanitarian and Resilience Investing market by steering development of compelling proofs-of-concept that will act as signals and exemplars for the broader ecosystem.


Humanitarian Investing — Mobilizing Capital to Overcome Fragility

WEF/BCG Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is threatening advances in modern medicine and escalating regular surgeries to high-risk interventions. While COVID-19 emphasized the need for global pandemic preparedness, pipelines for novel AMR treatments are scarce and lack the drive of economic incentives. This project will look at existing financing and investment models for AMR treatments, focusing on how they perform upon deployment and providing options for stakeholders to address barriers along the way.

Initiatives We Support

BCG actively contributes to key alliances and partnerships born out of the World Economic Forum in order to further our mission of unlocking the potential of those who advance the world.

CEO Climate Leaders Call for Action Toward Net-Zero Emissions

Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders

BCG’s Rich Lesser serves as chief advisor to the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders—a global network of CEOs working to catalyze action in all sectors to deliver on the goals of the Paris Agreement.


EDISON Alliance

Rich Lesser serves as a champion for the EDISON Alliance – an ecosystem of change-makers with a shared goal of empowering individuals across the globe to affordably participate in the digital economy.

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Natural Climate Solutions Alliance

BCG is a member of the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance, a global network of public and private stakeholders mobilizing to advance natural climate solutions that address our climate challenge. BCG's Jesper Nielsen serves on the Alliance's steering committee.

BCGers Engaged

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Project Fellows

BCG consultants have worked as "Project Fellows" with the Forum, playing key roles in managing projects—from initial analysis, to multistakeholder input, to publication of the research.  


Global Councils

BCGers have joined invitation-only councils focusing on critical topics including gender parity, education, emerging multinationals, telecommunication, and more. 


Young Global Leaders

Current and former BCGers have been selected to join this community of exceptional people under 40 years old, who share a commitment to shaping the future through inspiring and impactful leadership. 


Global Shapers

Current and former BCGers have been selected to join this community of engaged young people in 156 countries, driving action for meaningful change.  

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