Cornelius Pieper is a managing director and partner at Boston Consulting Group. He joined in 2004 and is a core member of the Industrial Goods and Social Impact practices. He co-leads BCG’s Center for Climate Action, supporting clients globally with the transition to a low-carbon economy. 

At BCG, Cornelius has worked mostly with clients in engineering, machinery and components, and in the rail industry. He has deep expertise on green energy, battery technology, energy storage, and Smart Home/building technology. He serves as the global sustainability node for BCG’s Industrial Goods practice and leads our work on batteries and energy storage.


  • Machinery and components
  • Rail
  • Climate change and low-carbon economy
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability trends and renewables
  • Energy storage


  • PhD, Bonn University
  • MS, Bonn University
Deep Expertise, Broad Experience