Managing Director & Partner
Christian Gruss joined Boston Consulting Group in 2010. He is a lead member of BCG's Transform Practice, and the regional practice leader for Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Africa. He is an experienced transformation leader with a track record of steering very large end-to-end transformation programs across Europe and in many industries including consumer and industrial goods.
Christian is passionate about client service and the impact BCG can create for its clients. Before joining BCG, he worked for a consulting firm specializing in restructuring and turnaround, where he focused on corporate restructurings and operational turnarounds, specifically involving clients that are experiencing various forms of distress.
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When it comes to sustainability, senior leaders are shifting from ambition to execution—and that’s the hard part. Companies know they need to decarbonize and improve sustainability across their value chains, but often they struggle to translate that ambition into results.
Throughout the pandemic, Nordic companies have demonstrated an ability to react fast to changing circumstances and adapt their transformations.
Because most organizations have already launched short-term measures to respond to COVID-19, the challenge now is to build on that progress. Five leadership traits will be crucial.
Digital levers are critical to improve performance—both for companies that have just started a traditional transformation journey and for those that have already completed one. BCG Managing Director and Partner Christian Gruss explains how to leverage these tools to gain advantage.
In this article, we assess the efficacy of these approaches, relying upon an in-depth analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Total Shareholder Returns (TSR). We identify global industry patterns and evaluate how Nordic companies perform compared to their industry peers and share five steps that are necessary for companies to come out stronger.
These technology initiatives can help companies generate fast, sustainable gains without the need for a full-scale transformation.