Harvard Business Review

The Green Economy Has a Resource-Scarcity Problem

BCG’s Dave Young, Rich Hutchinson, and Martin Reeves write about the future of the green economy for Harvard Business Review. As corporations make larger commitments to reduce their environmental impact, there is increased demand for sustainable resources such as recycled plastics, battery inputs, green hydrogen, and sustainable cotton. Young, Harrison, and Reeves identify the long-term steps companies can take to secure these increasingly scarce resources.

Forbes

How to Talk to Your Skeptical Boss About Flexible Work

In her column for Forbes, BCG’s Deborah Lovich discusses ways to extend the benefits of working from home when offices reopen. Lovich suggests five points employees can raise with leadership to help maintain flexibility and autonomy in this new hybrid environment. In order to determine how best to adapt to new ways of working, Lovich writes, “we’ll need to experiment to shape the future of work we want to be a part of.”

Bloomberg Radio

BCG’s CEO on “The Great Resignation”

BCG’s CEO Rich Lesser joins Bloomberg Radio to discuss the troubling drop in the US labor force participation rate and gives his take on some of the possible causes, including disruptions from COVID-19 and the ongoing issue of childcare for working parents. Lesser calls the pandemic “a gigantic forced experiment” that has required companies and employees to rethink the ways they want to work, citing improvements in technology, agility, and flexibility that will have long-term effects on the workforce. “We’re seeing major change—years of change—compressed into this pandemic period about the nature of work in this country and around the world,” says Lesser.

Yahoo! Finance

The Postpandemic Rebound for Business Travel

BCG’s Jason Guggenheim joins Yahoo! Finance Live to discuss how the changing landscape of travel will affect businesses in the coming years. He predicts business travel will return slowly and with structural changes, likely falling as much as 15% from 2019’s levels. Guggenheim references a BCG study looking at the factors that will influence the postpandemic rebound for business travel, including sustainability, efficiency, and the value of human interaction.

Financial Times and Forbes

World Financial Wealth Will Grow to Half a Quadrillion Dollars

BCG’s Anna Zakrzewski talks to the Financial Times and Forbes about BCG’s Global Wealth Report 2021: When Clients Take the Lead. The report predicts that wealthy countries, specifically in North America and Asia, will drive the global stock of financial wealth from $250 trillion to $315 trillion in the next five years. In the firm’s report, Zakrzewski urges wealth managers to differentiate clients “by their needs and to use behavioral insights to unlock new sources of value.”

The Wall Street Journal

Christoph Schweizer Elected BCG’s Next CEO

The Wall Street Journal announces that BCG’s Christoph Schweizer has been elected the firm’s next CEO, effective October 1, 2021. After nearly nine years as leader, Rich Lesser will step down and transition to BCG’s global chair. Schweizer shares his vision “to support clients and global leaders in their moments of truth and in solving their most important and complex problems, to attract and champion diverse talent, and to tackle the world’s toughest challenges, such as climate change.”

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