Managing Director & Senior Partner
Michel Frédeau is a core member of the Energy, Social Impact, Insurance, and the People & Organization practices of Boston Consulting Group. He is also the global leader of BCG's climate and environment impact area. In his role role, Michel leads the firm's efforts to positively impact climate and the environment with corporations, investors, governments, and the social sector globally.
Since joining BCG in 1985, Michel has worked extensively with companies in the gas, oil, power, and renewables on a broad range of strategic, organizational, and operational issues. He has deep experience in the management of large programs in oil and gas, electricity, and aerospace. He also has lead numerous engagements with insurance clients.
Michel has worked with companies across industries on issues related to change management, including the role of the center, business unit structure, and support functions organization. He is also skilled in helping newly formed leadership teams operate in a company’s new organization structure.
Michel previously served as the head of BCG’s Paris office, a member of the BCG Executive Committee, leader of the firm’s global HR function, and leader of the Energy practice in France and Belgium.
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These strategic steps can help companies in developed and developing countries alike realize their decarbonization commitments.
Unless companies’ climate targets align with the latest science, they won’t be sufficient. Leaders must embrace bold action internally, within their value chains, and beyond.
By gaining deeper insights into the status and efficacy of their climate initiatives, companies can accelerate efforts across the value chain.
Companies can create business advantage and value while accelerating climate action.
With social impact a key lens for all our engagements at BCG, we can work with organizations to ensure their own future while they help to secure the future of our planet.
Even companies with modest direct-emissions footprints can make a global impact on decarbonization by implementing nine initiatives in their supply chains.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to reduce companies’ greenhouse gas emissions and cut costs by monitoring their carbon footprint and then reducing it through increased efficiency.
Governments have an unparalleled opportunity to use stimulus programs to drive climate change progress. But their approach must reflect the specifics of their economy and workforce.
To overcome climate inaction, we must understand the rationale for individuals’ behaviors, identify the groups that could change those behaviors, and work with those groups to transform the vicious cycle into a virtuous one.