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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.

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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

Three Thoughtful Ways to Conserve Water

Nearly one in three people lives in a country facing a water crisis. Lana Mazahreh, who grew up in the water-scarce nation of Jordan, shares three lessons on how to save water and address what’s fast becoming a global crisis.

Social Impact in United Kingdom

The State of Social Mobility in the UK

The State of Social Mobility in the UK

This report, commissioned by The Sutton Trust, looks at the drivers of social mobility and the future of work, providing an analysis of how trends in the labour market, including automation, are likely to impact on social mobility.

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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