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    As 2022 M&A Activity Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels, Green Dealmaking Gains Steam

    Deal Volume in 2022 Declines 13% and Deal Value Falls 32% Versus 2021New Report from BCG Forecasts That ESG Considerations Will Motivate an Increasing Number of Deals in the Face of Challenging Macroeconomic ConditionsBOSTON—The global M&A market has cooled relative to 2021’s frenzied pace of dealmaking, with challenging macroeconomic conditions putting an end to the buying spree that followed the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. In the first seven months of 2022, companies announced more than 22,000 deals, with a total value of $1.85 trillion—a level of M&A activity more in line with pre-pandemic averages than with the previous year—according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in collaboration with Professor Sönke Sievers of Paderborn University.

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    Only 10% of Companies Measured Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions Comprehensively in 2022 vs. 9% in 2021

    Second Annual CO2 AI by BCG Carbon Emissions Survey Reveals Progress Is Too Slow for Companies Fully Measuring their Scope 1, 2, and 3 Emissions2022 Survey Reiterates That the Better a Company Measures Its Emissions, the More it Can Reduce Them—and Reduction Comes with Significant Financial BenefitsThe Time Has Come to Accelerate: More Leadership Support, Better Policy Incentives, and Adoption of Digital Solutions Are RequiredBOSTON—The call for global climate action today is urgent, and companies recognize the need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions—not just for the planet, but for the benefit of their own business. And while accurately and comprehensively measuring emissions is crucial for identifying ways to reduce them, measurement remains a major roadblock—particularly for scope 3 (external) emissions. These are among the findings of the 2022 CO2 AI by BCG Carbon Emissions Survey being released today by Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

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