Our Latest Thinking on Social Impact and Sustainability

The role of business in society has evolved. Today, a positive societal impact must be a central component of corporate 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 and sustainability to learn how the growth of your business can benefit your community—and the world.

Featured Insights


The Green Factory of the Future

Manufacturers can implement win-win actions in their production and logistics operations that benefit the environment and create financial value.

Climate & Environment


Climate Should Not Be the Virus’s Next Victim

COVID-19 recovery efforts can contribute to solving two crises at once—if leaders direct recovery-focused investments toward sustainable infrastructure, green jobs, and environmental resilience.

Insurers Take up the Climate Fight

Insurers Take Up the Climate Fight

To advance the battle, firms should focus on their underwriting and investment portfolios, internal emissions, and regulatory and reporting transparency.


BCG’s Center for Climate Action

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.

Global Health

How Motivation Can Fix Public Systems

BCG’s Abhishek Gopalka takes the TED@BCG stage to share his insight on sparking people's competitive spirit to fix broken public systems.

A Netflix Model Can Make Medical Treatments More Affordable

BCG’s Jean-Manuel Izaret offers a plan to combat the ever-increasing cost of medical care: a subscription-based payment model.

Six Ways to Speed Progress on the Health SDGs

To meet the UN’s health-related Sustainable Development Goals, NGOs and low-income countries will have to do two to four times as much with every dollar that they currently spend.

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Win the Fight

Restarting Societies and Economies—Safely

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.

Beyond Great BCG Book

Beyond Great

How to build sustainable business advantage in a world where great is no longer good enough

Sustainable Finance & Investing

Humanitarian Response

Food Systems & Security


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.

Expert Videos

How Supply Chain Transparency Can Help the Planet


How Supply Chain Transparency Can Help the Planet

The Business Benefits of Doing Good

The Business Benefits of Doing Good


How Conscious Investors Can Turn up the Heat and Make Companies Change


How Motivation Can Fix Public Systems


A Netflix Model Can Make Medical Treatments More Affordable


How to Fix a Broken Education System—Without Any More Money

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