Managing Director & Partner
Jens Burchardt is Boston Consulting Group's global expert on climate impact and co-founder of the firm’s Center for Climate and Sustainability.
Jens advises clients in the private and public sectors on how to prepare for a low-carbon economy and how to win in low-carbon technologies such as hydrogen, power-to-x, and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). He has supported decarbonization projects with a total investment volume of several billion euros in sectors such as oil and gas, power, steel, cement, chemicals, automotive, shipping, aviation, and consumer goods. He also helped clients set up new low-carbon businesses in areas like hydrogen, e-fuels, and carbon credits.
Jens is the author of several landmark BCG publications on climate change that are regularly cited in national and international media. He is a regular speaker on the climate transition, including at TED, and has advised the World Economic Forum, the UN Conference of the Parties (COP26), and several German government commissions on decarbonization.
BCG's Jens Burchardt and E. ON's Thomas Birr, head of strategy and innovation, share insights on the future of energy and the role that utilities will have to play to bring about a clean transition. Just as important? Policy.
A survey of organizations worldwide reveals that they are making little progress in measuring and reducing emissions. To move forward, companies need digital tools, leadership support, and policy incentives.
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Yet we also see a window of opportunity for those that move quickly to implement fundamental process changes and begin the transition to carbon neutrality.
The transportation sector has an emissions problem, and electric vehicles can’t solve it alone. Has the time for low-carbon fuels finally arrived?
Is the promise of a greener world closer than we think? BCG Partner & Associate Director Jens Burchardt maps out the costs and considerations of producing planet-friendly products, and explains why curbing climate change does not have to break the bank.
Even companies with modest direct-emissions footprints can make a global impact on decarbonization by implementing nine initiatives in their supply chains.
Manufacturers can implement win-win actions in their production and logistics operations that benefit the environment and create financial value.
The COVID-19 crisis may have accelerated a key inflection point in fossil fuels – fundamentally altering many energy companies’ economic position and outlook.
Ours is the last generation that can prevent a global disaster. Unilateral action may be the answer.