Our Latest Thinking on Social Impact

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, which can bring powerful advantages. Explore BCG’s latest insights on social impact to learn how the growth of your business can benefit the world.

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Social Impact and Sustainability in China


How China Can Reach Its Dual Climate Goals

To achieve dual climate goals, the Chinese government needs to accelerate the transformation of key industries by focusing on green energy and green finance; financial institutions have a vital role to play in facilitating decarbonization; and companies are the main force in the development of green economy.


Climate Adaptation and Resilience

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Strategies for Scaling Africa’s Green Ventures

To combat climate change in Africa effectively, investors, governments, and companies must collaboratively develop and finance sustainability-driven ventures that can grow rapidly across the continent’s business ecosystem.

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Education as a Catalyst for Climate Progress

Education is a powerful means of spurring behavioral change and collective action, cultivating green skills, ensuring a just transition to a sustainable economy, and building communities’ adaptive capacity.

Sustainable Investing and ESG

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Better Climate Financing Depends on Better Data

A new report by The Rockefeller Foundation and Boston Consulting Group finds that without standardized taxonomies, it can be difficult—if not impossible—for catalytic investors to trace financing flows and pinpoint gaps that they can meaningfully target.

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From Compliance to Courage in ESG

Companies that view environmental, social, and governance initiatives as an exercise in compliance, rather than a source of competitive advantage, are leaving substantial value on the table.

Global Health

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Reimagining Global Health After the Coronavirus

What has worked, what can be improved, and what needs to be reimagined so that we are better prepared for the next pandemic and better able to improve health in the world’s poorest nations?

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.

Economic Development

Humanitarian Response

The Private Sector's Role in Humanitarian Crises

David Young clarifies the private sector's role in preparing for humanitarian crises for the good of the business, its employees, and the country in which it operates.

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Follow BCG on Social Impact on LinkedIn to explore how organizations are advancing the SDGs and how the growth of your business can have a positive societal impact.

Food Systems and Security

How Is the World Going to Provide Food to Ten Billion People?

Jim Andrew, a BCG alumnus and current chief sustainability officer at PepsiCo, discusses the business case for regenerative agriculture and working with farmers to drive more sustainable practices.

The Time Is Ripe for Food Tracing

The Time Is Ripe for Food Traceability

Food traceability is here to stay. The question is whether food companies, distributors, and retailers treat it as a regulatory burden or a strategic opportunity.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Know Where You Stand to Take a Stand on Equity

Once regarded as punitive actions, equity assessments are emerging as rich opportunities for organizations willing to take a closer look at their diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.

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