Partner and Associate Director, Total Societal Impact & Sustainability & Circular Economy
Alexander Meyer zum Felde is an expert on sustainability and circular economy. He leads Boston Consulting Group's work on waste systems, deposit systems, and recyclers. Alex is associate director for Total Societal Impact (TSI), sustainability, and circular economy, and a core member of BCG’s Strategy, Industrial Goods, and Social Impact practices.
Since joining BCG in 2010, Alex has worked with clients globally across all regions focusing on sustainability, circular economy, and recycling. Along with circular economy, he has deep experience in sustainability strategy and climate change. Alex is also responsible for managing BCG's relationship with MIT Sloan (regarding sustainability) and the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development). Before joining the firm, Alex worked at Goldman Sachs in New York.
Waste reduction alone is an inadequate response to fashion's impact on the environment. It's time for brands to double down on advanced recycling solutions.
Global economic growth is threatening the renewal capacity of our planet. Industries must work together to ensure that future generations can benefit from the natural resources and ecosystem through a circular economy.
Achieving a 50% recycling rate in the US by the end of the decade is ambitious but possible. Here’s how we can accomplish it.
Biodiversity is being destroyed around the globe—with dire implications for business and society. Here’s how companies can protect local ecosystems and build competitive advantage.
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.
Global biodiversity loss becomes an imperative for all of society. Find out about the immense value provided by our ecosystems, and what is needed to protect them.
CIRCelligence by BCG is a strategic approach that enables businesses to integrate their circular strategy into their core business strategy in a way that delivers major economic benefits and also maximizes total societal value.
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.
Major shrimp importers are demanding sustainability and traceability. To thrive in the coming decade, producers must change the way they do business.
Nachhaltigkeit in der deutschen Landwirtschaft erfordert große Umbrüche: Umweltkosten von mindestens 90 Milliarden Euro steht eine Bruttowertschöpfung von rund 21 Milliarden gegenüber.
Read about the call for the shift towards a sustainable, low-carbon, circular bioeconomy.