Chief Executive Officer
It takes many kinds of institutions and individuals to address our most urgent challenges. This is the idea at the heart of the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland. For BCG, a WEF partner, the theme of the 2020 meeting, Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World, has particular resonance.
A central challenge for companies in the next decade will be to deliver value not just to shareholders but to all stakeholders—to generate societal as well as financial benefits. Explore below for insights into the responsibilities of business in our complex world and imperatives for leaders in the 2020s.
Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director & Senior Partner; Global Leader, DigitalBCG; Chair of the Practice Areas
Managing Director & Senior Partner; Global Leader, Principal Investors & Private Equity Practice
Managing Director & Senior Partner; Global Leader, Insurance Practice
Managing Director & Senior Partner; Chairman, Western Europe, South America, and Africa
Mitigating the effects of climate change is essential, but so is providing energy for the world. Companies in the sector will have to consider these challenging issues through the widest lens possible.
Increased diversity, sustainability, and community uplift aren't just byproducts of thriving markets; they're essential ingredients, and necessary for companies to win the '20s.
The future will not be as dire as many predict—so long as we work together to meet our most pressing challenges and apply the solutions with diligence and consistency.
Becoming a Young Global Leader (YGL) means joining a diverse, influential network of individuals committed to making change happen, which depends on accountability—and the power of collaboration.
There's a big opportunity to create value for shareholders through innovations that improve our world. New companies should take stock of their Total Societal Impact to measure what matters most.
There's little doubt that an ESG approach creates value. But in order to maximize the efficacy of their ESG programs, companies must look past today's considerations and consider what will be material tomorrow.
Shifting regulation, trade agreements, and political tensions have made Eurasia a powerful testing ground for the future of geopolitics. Companies will have to learn to navigate this complexity to survive going forward.
Across industries, it is increasingly lucrative—and increasingly necessary—for companies to beat the average. But outperformance has become more difficult to sustain. Leaders must continually reinvent their companies to defy the mean and win in the new decade.
It hasn’t been easy for investors to assess a company’s ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance. WEF and BCG are shedding light on the financial materiality of ESG factors and how those factors will evolve.
We have to point out the cost of going separate ways and see how we can emphasize and strengthen our shared goals. In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, CEO Rich Lesser shares his thoughts on the importance of purpose, the next generation, and how multi-stakeholder capitalism—supported by shared goals—can better society.
For the planet, the cost of not mitigating CO2 emissions...is going to cost us trillions. Michel Frédeau speaks with Cheddar about the role companies will have to play in the battle against climate change and the importance of this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).
It is no longer possible for companies to innovate first and provide for security and privacy second. Stefan Deutscher presents the critical steps business leaders can take to enhance their company's cybersecurity in an article published collaboratively by Forbes and WEF.
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