We propose an iterative cycle of activity that helps companies optimize for both business value and social value in a single business model.
As you craft a decarbonization strategy—for today and tomorrow—here are seven crucial areas to consider.
Use a nine-point robustness and resilience framework to determine if your business model can provide ongoing competitive advantage.
Companies are accelerating efforts to ensure their products do not contribute to global forest loss. But individual company action, while necessary, is not enough.
Kick-starting the market is not enough—governments need to plan, orchestrate, and incentivize the buildout of EV charging stations, setting the stage for private investment.
The steady progress already underway isn't enough. Leaders from the public and private sectors must act swiftly and decisively to protect the planet. Opportunity awaits those who do—but it'll take all of us to create a more sustainable future.
Natural ecosystems touch all aspects of our daily lives, from the air we breathe to our health. Businesses have an important role to play in safeguarding these ecosystems by eliminating deforestation & conversion from their supply chain.
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.
Hydrogen is on the verge of becoming instrumental in the fight against climate change—and providing a $200 billion revenue opportunity for machinery makers.
BCG Center for Climate & Sustainability
We partner with businesses and governments to help them transform commitments into action and build a decarbonized, more sustainable world, driving technological and economic transformations to realize sustainable competitive advantage. We partner with clients across the public, private, and social sectors to align their strategy, operations, and stakeholder engagement with a low-carbon world. Our work is supported by BCG’s experience across all industries and capabilities and by our reach of brands.
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Asset managers know sustainable investing is the new standard, but finding the best approach is challenging. Firms must change their tactics or risk being left behind.
The global economy must fundamentally transform to achieve international ambitions. The Global Financial Markets Association & BCG outline five key principles for the development and enhancement of global climate finance taxonomies.
As environmental, social, and governance issues become material to business with increasing speed, investors must equip themselves to react rapidly and flexibly.
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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?
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.
The need for a successful roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines cannot be overstated. What are the four key elements to consider when planning an end-to-end vaccination deployment?
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The humble toilet is undergoing a transformation, unlocking a vast new opportunity—not just to capture value but also to change lives.
Governments need to look beyond traditional economic metrics like GDP to foster sustainable development and prepare for future crises. They can start by focusing on three priorities.
Governments that can balance urgent economic stabilization with structural reforms supporting long-term development will build a stronger foundation for the future. Nigeria’s inclusive approach is a case in point.
Africa’s digital maturity trails other regions, but its digital adoption is rapid. To maintain momentum, companies and governments need to coordinate to build scale, nurture talent and build innovation hubs.
Empowering women who own businesses by removing barriers to equality of opportunity could fuel massive global economic growth.
African governments must develop a response that is comprehensive, adaptive, and implemented effectively in order to take fast action in several areas.
An impact-driven investment model that can mitigate crises and strengthen the self-reliance of fragile communities while providing financial returns.
Applying a new approach to chronic child hunger in Tanzania yields powerful lessons for governments and organizations that are tackling other tough challenges.
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Efforts that focus on increasing subsistence farmers’ yields have achieved scant success. It’s time for a radical rethinking of food policies on the continent.
The shift to alternative proteins based on plants, microorganisms, and animal cells is just beginning to pick up speed. The market will hit $290 billion by 2035.
The environmental, economic, and social costs of food aren’t included in the price. Stakeholders must account for them to limit agriculture’s adverse effects and increase its positive impact.
Portuguese retailer Sonae piloted five initiatives that could ultimately slash the loss and waste of fruits and vegetables across its supply chain by 12,000 tons.
Misconceptions about Black and Latinx un/underbanked households make it hard for the financial sector to address the problem effectively.
The current crisis may seem like an existential threat that supersedes all other objectives. But building a more inclusive workforce isn’t a distraction—it’s a critical part of the solution.
In this moment of national reckoning, how can business leaders best show their support and advance racial equity in the workplace? By revitalizing their corporate purpose.
Postsecondary institutions are facing calls for accountability. Smart academic advising reforms can boost graduation rates—without breaking the bank.
Due to COVID-19, over 50 million K–12 public school students in the United States are learning remotely. How can equitable access to high-speed internet and computing devices be achieved for all?
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