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Our Latest Thinking on Social Impact

The role of business in society has evolved to the point where societal impact is a central strategic component, rather than an enviable byproduct of doing business well. Companies are uniquely positioned to tackle global issues, and embracing that responsibility today holds unique business advantages. Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on social impact to learn how the growth of your business can benefit the world.

Featured Insights

Business and Society

The Future of the Corporation

Climate change, economic inclusion, technological disruption—these are just a few of the areas where business can have a positive societal impact. This isn’t about CSR, karma, or good public relations.

Economic Development

Finally, Tech Solutions to Economic Development

In Kenya, a smartphone app called iCow tracks the health of cattle for thousands of farmers, at times doubling productivity. In this TED talk, Sarah Cairns-Smith discusses how mobile apps are transforming local economies in sub-Saharan Africa.

Humanitarian Response

Strategy - In a Crisis, Companies Are Better Off Working Together

In a Crisis, Companies Are Better Off Working Together

When disaster strikes, companies need to protect their workforce and recover operations quickly. Private-sector networks help companies connect with one another to strengthen their risk preparedness and coordinate a response.

Environment & Climate

Preparing for a Warmer World

Preparing for a Warmer World

We have the technologies to combat climate change but not the means to implement them globally. Now we must both continue the fight and make realistic plans.

Three Thoughtful Ways to Conserve Water

Nearly one in three people live in a country facing a water crisis. Lana Mazahreh, who grew up in the water-scarce nation of Jordan, shares three lessons on how to save water and address what's fast becoming a global crisis.


Centre for Public Impact

How are governments transforming lives and achieving positive impact? Explore our interviews, articles, briefing bulletins, and podcasts from around the world.

Global Health

Trish Stroman on Mosquito Tech: New Approaches to Global Health

Trish Stroman talks about using new technologies and traditional business models to accelerate global health.

Sustainable Food Systems

Expert Videos

The Business Benefits of Doing Good

The Business Benefits of Doing Good

Professor Muhammad Yunus on the Power of Social Business

Wendy Kopp on Improving Education Around the World

The Journey Toward a Sustainable World

Ertharin Cousin on Becoming Fit for Purpose

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