Our Latest Thinking on Energy

The global energy transformation is extraordinarily complex. Explore our latest thought leadership on energy and find out how we’re helping to shape the future of the industry.

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Energy Transition and Climate

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A Just Energy Transition Takes an Ecosystem

As energy companies transition to a green economy, the livelihoods of millions of people working in carbon-intensive industries will be affected. Here’s how to make sure no one gets left behind.

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Executive Perspectives

BCG Executive Perspectives: The CEO’s Dilemma

In this series, we examine the disruptive forces that are bearing down on business leaders today, so that they can understand where opportunities exist amid the uncertainty.

Digital and Technology

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Harnessing the Power of Data in Oil and Gas

To unlock the full value of existing operations, oil and gas companies must improve collaboration among their business and IT teams and leverage the mountains of data that they have at their disposal.

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Reduce Carbon and Costs with the Power of AI

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.

Shell's MachineMax Revolutionizes Equipment Management with Telematics

Shell and BCG Digital Ventures have paired numerous times to reimagine the future and, in the process, have incubated and launched several new businesses. MachineMax, which evolved from an initiative whose initial aim was to find new applications for Shell lubricants, provides an answer to a critical challenge facing the mining and construction industries: how to maximize the productivity of their equipment.

Diversity in Energy

Ensuring Commitment from Senior Leadership to Achieve Gender Balance

BCG's Tina Zuzek demonstrates how companies can retain their best female employees.

A Commitment to Gender Balance

BCG's Alan Thomson speaks to the tangible benefits of gender balance in the workplace.

Strengthening the Future Organization

What CEOs Can Learn from Energy Traders

As electricity markets become more volatile, the value of using energy flexibly is increasing. Companies can take four practical actions to create advantage.

Insights from Energy Day at COP27

Ensuring a Just Energy Transition

BCG's Kesh Mudaly and the Environmental Defense Fund's Mandy Rambharos explore what stakeholders across society must do to make sure no one is left behind in the global energy transformation.

Learning by Doing

André de Ruyter, CEO of Eskom, discusses decarbonization and what it will take to enable a just transition at his company and around the globe.

Securing a Secure Energy Future

BCG’s Shelly Trench speaks with 3M’s chief sustainability officer, Gayle Schueller, about the policies and technologies that will be needed to ensure broad access to sustainable energy.

The Power of Collaboration

Sasol executives Sarushen Pillay and Priscillah Mabelane discuss the importance of ecosystems and partnerships in enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy.