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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.
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.
BCG’s Tom Reichert shares insights from an energizing conversation at Davos with Penny Pritzker, Dave McKay, and Belén Garijo.
Today’s jobs—and tomorrow’s—need people with new skills. Let’s use the reskilling and upskilling imperative as an opportunity to move more women into good jobs and close the gender diversity gap.
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.
Winning the ’20s
How should leaders prepare their companies to thrive in the future?
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.
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.
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).
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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