Nikkei Asia

Equality Efforts Alone Will Not Close Southeast Asia’s Gender Gap

Writing in Nikkei Asia, BCG’s Anis Mohd Nor asserts that Southeast Asian countries should embrace equity and address the different needs of women in the workplace. According to a BCG study, men in the Asia-Pacific region tend to leave their jobs for functional reasons, such as compensation and advancement opportunities, while women are more likely to do so for personal, flexibility, and caregiving reasons. To create a more inclusive work environment, says Mohd Nor, employers should enact inclusive policies that recognize the specific needs of women.

The Jakarta Post

Can E-Mobility Take to the Air in Indonesia?

Writing in The Jakarta Post, BCG’s Nicolas Meyer and Andrey Berdichevskiy discuss the opportunities for electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) to revolutionize transportation in Indonesia. While eVTOLs won’t replace conventional helicopters, electric air mobility offers fast, clean transportation—allowing emergency medical services to bypass traffic congestion in cities like Jakarta, and disaster relief efforts to better deploy supplies and specialists to and from affected areas. Indonesia can also emerge as a manufacturing hub for eVTOL components and vehicles, they say, but the country must first overcome challenges in regulation, infrastructure, and manufacturing.


How Employers Can Prepare for AI in the Workplace

Commenting in Fortune, BCG’s Julia Dhar discusses strategies employers can use to maximize AI’s benefits while addressing their staff’s change aversion. Dhar suggests that leaders should anticipate employee hesitancy when implementing AI tools and design upskilling plans accordingly. “Change doesn’t come super comfortably to human beings,” says Dhar. “And if executives and leaders are consistently out there only saying that this change is exciting and energizing, you’re unlikely to bring people with you.”

Vogue Business

Why Luxury Brands Are Shifting Focus Beyond NYC and LA in the US

In Vogue Business, BCG’s Sarah Willersdorf discusses the shifting geographical demand of luxury goods in the United States. In an effort to reach high-value consumers, luxury brands are targeting states like Florida and Texas where demand for luxury goods has grown significantly. “The US was always more than just the East and West Coasts,” Willersdorf says. “But European brands are now ensuring they direct their efforts to all major cities, not just New York and Los Angeles.”

The Times

UK Businesses Remain Positive Amidst Economic Uncertainty

Commenting in The Times, BCG’s Raoul Ruparel discusses how, despite predictions of a financial downturn, companies in the United Kingdom are optimistic that economic growth will improve over the next three years. According to a BCG survey of more than 1,500 UK business leaders, 61% expect economic output to be “somewhat or significantly better” in 2025. While UK officials have been more pessimistic about the country’s economic future, says Ruparel, most businesses predict only a short-lived downturn and are hopeful that the labor market will remain strong.

Financial Times

How AI Will Transform Creativity for Businesses

Commenting in the Financial Times, BCG’s Martin Reeves says that, while most companies currently use artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline processes and maximize earnings, over time companies will eventually leverage AI as “imagination machines.” He explains that companies will lean on AI to boost creativity and develop new products and services to tackle unaddressed challenges. “More than a visionary or a poet, companies imagine things that do not yet exist,” says Reeves. “We need that imagination more than ever to deal with issues like climate change.”

China Daily

The Benefits of Setting Emissions Reduction Goals

In China Daily, BCG’s Xinyi Wu explains why companies should have emissions reduction initiatives in all internal operations throughout the entire value chain. According to a BCG white paper, companies that put carbon neutrality measures into practice prove more resilient. “For a company, setting science-based carbon goals brings forth five benefits,” says Wu. “For starters, it helps a company enhance the reputation of its brand, cement investors’ confidence, adapt to policies dexterously, facilitate its pursuit of innovation, and increase its profit margins.”

China Daily

How Digitization Is Transforming China’s Banking Industry

Commenting in China Daily, BCG’s Tan Yan discusses how digitization can give Chinese banks a competitive advantage. Informatization—the act of building an information system by applying information technology to each process—will not be enough to outperform the competition. “The process is not simply informatization, but a systematic transformation involving banks’ business mode, customer management strategies, products, and services,” says Yan.

Europa Press

La brecha de género en las 'startups' de Web3: solo un 13% de los equipos fundadores incluye una mujer

El último estudio 'Web3 Already Has a Gender Diversity Problem', elaborado por la unidad de Diseño y Desarrollo Tecnológico de la consultora Boston Consulting Group (BCG X) junto con la compañía de desarrollo de contenidos para la Web3 People of Crypto Lab (POC Lab) muestra que las empresas dedicadas al desarrollo de Web3 tienen poca representación de las mujeres entre sus equipos e inversores.

The Economic Times

Resilience, the Ultimate C-Suite Tool

Writing in The Economic Times, BCG’s Hans-Paul Bürkner and Alpesh Shah discuss how today’s C-suite must focus on resiliency by constantly evaluating uncertainties and quickly adapting to crises. Climate change, rising interest rates, and soaring inflation all pose risks to company stability, but executives can learn to use the changing environment to their advantage. “Resilience is an ongoing leadership responsibility and not a one-time effort,” the authors write.


Why “Fractal Innovation” Is the New Winning Mantra for Global Companies

Writing in Fortune, BCG’s Arindam Bhattacharya and Hans-Paul Bürkner discuss how fractal innovations are propelling companies to the top of the global competitive landscape. Because the rules of competition changed as the global market fragmented, global scale and pedigree are no longer guarantees of success, explain the authors. Instead, that success will come from creating localized, customized, and personalized solutions to current customer problems—and anticipating future needs.

Financial Times

Retaining High Performers Is Key to a Company’s Future Growth

In the Financial Times, BCG’s Martin Reeves discusses how resilient companies take “active retention measures” during periods of turbulence to protect individuals associated with future growth. While most companies take steps to cut costs in a downturn, competitive gains come when companies look towards the next set of growth priorities. As a result, Reeves explains, one-off bonuses, long-term incentive plans, and higher salaries can aid companies in retaining valuable workers.

The Wall Street Journal

The Impact of Electric Vehicles on Power Grids

In The Wall Street Journal, BCG’s Thomas Baker discusses how US utility companies will need to invest in power grid improvements in order to account for the rise in electric vehicle (EV) usage. According to a BCG study, charging an EV requires a 70% to 130% increase in the electricity-transmitting capacity of the wires and transformers serving an EV-owning household. Upgrading the grid system could cost $10 billion nationwide through 2030, Baker says, and while utilities will get new revenue from EV users, it will not be enough to cover the necessary upgrades to local power grids.


Getting Stakeholder Engagement Right in Responsible AI

In VentureBeat, BCG’s Abhishek Gupta, Steven Mills, Kes Sampanthar, and Emily Dardaman explain why companies should consider their stakeholders when implementing AI systems. As AI advances, leaders must grapple with a shift in decision-making authority and decide which stakeholders to engage with and when. “As capabilities scale, more and more people will find themselves in the crosshairs of leaders’ decisions and look to be heard,” the authors write.