Harvard Business Review

The Green Economy Has a Resource-Scarcity Problem

BCG’s Dave Young, Rich Hutchinson, and Martin Reeves write about the future of the green economy for Harvard Business Review. As corporations make larger commitments to reduce their environmental impact, there is increased demand for sustainable resources such as recycled plastics, battery inputs, green hydrogen, and sustainable cotton. Young, Harrison, and Reeves identify the long-term steps companies can take to secure these increasingly scarce resources.

Forbes

How to Talk to Your Skeptical Boss About Flexible Work

In her column for Forbes, BCG’s Deborah Lovich discusses ways to extend the benefits of working from home when offices reopen. Lovich suggests five points employees can raise with leadership to help maintain flexibility and autonomy in this new hybrid environment. In order to determine how best to adapt to new ways of working, Lovich writes, “we’ll need to experiment to shape the future of work we want to be a part of.”

Bloomberg Radio

BCG’s CEO on “The Great Resignation”

BCG’s CEO Rich Lesser joins Bloomberg Radio to discuss the troubling drop in the US labor force participation rate and gives his take on some of the possible causes, including disruptions from COVID-19 and the ongoing issue of childcare for working parents. Lesser calls the pandemic “a gigantic forced experiment” that has required companies and employees to rethink the ways they want to work, citing improvements in technology, agility, and flexibility that will have long-term effects on the workforce. “We’re seeing major change—years of change—compressed into this pandemic period about the nature of work in this country and around the world,” says Lesser.

Yahoo! Finance

The Postpandemic Rebound for Business Travel

BCG’s Jason Guggenheim joins Yahoo! Finance Live to discuss how the changing landscape of travel will affect businesses in the coming years. He predicts business travel will return slowly and with structural changes, likely falling as much as 15% from 2019’s levels. Guggenheim references a BCG study looking at the factors that will influence the postpandemic rebound for business travel, including sustainability, efficiency, and the value of human interaction.

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