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Our Latest Thinking on Social Impact

The role of business in society has evolved. Today, a positive societal impact must be a central component of 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 to learn how the growth of your business can benefit your community—and the world.


Featured Insights

Business and Society

Economic Development

Finally, Tech Solutions to Economic Development

In Kenya, a smartphone app called iCow tracks the health of cattle for thousands of farmers, at times doubling productivity. In this TED talk, Sarah Cairns-Smith discusses how mobile apps are transforming local economies in sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

Humanitarian Response

Strategy - In a Crisis, Companies Are Better Off Working Together

In a Crisis, Companies Are Better Off Working Together

When disaster strikes, companies need to protect their workforce and recover operations quickly. Private-sector networks help companies connect with one another to strengthen their risk preparedness and coordinate a response.

Climate and Environment

Energy & Environment - Flipping the Script on Climate Action

Flipping the Script on Climate Action

As technology advances and the costs of unchecked global warming rise, taking aggressive action against climate change has become a winning economic proposition.

The Business Case for Carbon Capture

The Business Case for Carbon Capture

Tax and policy initiatives are set to make the technology commercially viable in several applications. They could also trigger the development of a new industry.

Centre for Public Impact

How are governments transforming lives and achieving positive impact? Find out in our interviews, articles, briefing bulletins, and podcasts from around the world.

Global Health

Sustainable Food Systems


Expert Videos

The Business Benefits of Doing Good

The Business Benefits of Doing Good

Professor Muhammad Yunus on the Power of Social Business

Wendy Kopp on Improving Education Around the World

The Journey Toward a Sustainable World

Improving Global Health Using Private Sector Approaches

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