Managing Director & Partner
Mike Lyons joined Boston Consulting Group in 2005 and is a core member of the firm’s Energy and Technology Advantage practices, with a focus on climate analytics, asset decarbonization, and large-scale transformation. He is particularly interested in how to bring advanced analytical tools to hard-to-abate sectors such as oil and gas, steel, cement, and others, to ensure robust business results while enabling each client’s energy and climate transition to be successful. Mike has spent his professional years advising clients at the corporate level on how to shape and deploy major transformations and also supporting “in the field” directly with frontline operators in more than 20 different countries.
Mike co-leads the intersection of dual imperatives between BCG GAMMA (BCG's advanced analytics and data science teams) and the firm's Social Impact practice where the topics of climate and societal justice reside. This intersection, called SIGMA, is where Mike spends significant time building out BCG intellectual property and bringing BCG’s latest thinking to his clients. Mike actively serves public sector clients in federal and state governments as well as private sector clients primarily within the energy and industrial goods industries.
Mike supports the development and deployment of BCG's emissions/waste/water baselining and reduction digital tool, called CO2.ai. He also leads SIGMA efforts for EPG and Industrial Goods globally and coordinates the North America SIGMA go-to-market efforts.
In addition, Mike is leading a variety of efforts to bring the best of BCG energy and climate topics to public sector clients at the national and state/local level to enhance climate resiliency and to reduce overall government emissions footprints while still delivering on each agency’s core mission(s).
Prior to BCG, Mike worked as a turnaround planner and production engineer at Lyondell Chemical Company, as well as a primary scientist in a nanotechnology research laboratory.
Companies may be tempted to deprioritize net-zero efforts as they focus on reinforcing the resilience of their business. That would be a mistake.
A survey of organizations worldwide reveals that they are making little progress in measuring and reducing emissions. To move forward, companies need digital tools, leadership support, and policy incentives.
Despite good intentions, companies say they are struggling to cut their emissions in line with targets. Their inability to measure appropriately is the leading roadblock.
Digital tools enabled by advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning can help companies uncover the fastest and most effective path to abating the O&G industry’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Environmental sustainability has been a low priority for most defense contractors. But the industry is facing mounting pressure to decarbonize.