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BCG@DAVOS 2019

Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The shaping of global, regional, and industry agendas for 2019 took place in the context of reasonably good macroeconomics, but with very high levels of uncertainty in geopolitics and fragility in environmental sustainability.

Hear more from our delegation about their experiences at Davos

Digesting the Social Impact Strides at Davos

Digesting the Social Impact Strides at Davos

Looking at Multidimensional Risk Issues at Davos

Insights from Davos Day Three

Globalization’s Effect on Investment Returns

People Are at the Center of Transformation

A Reskilling Revolution

Insights from Davos Day Two

The Role a Company Plays in Finding Solutions

Companies Should Share Social Impact Data

The Evolution of Digital Ecosystems

Insights from Davos Day One

The Importance of Cybersecurity

Global Economics and Digitalization

The Significance of Globalization 4.0

Growth Must Be Inclusive and Sustainable

Miki Tsusaka on Davos and Diversity

BCG’s Contributions to Davos

Insights from BCGers at Davos

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Martin Reeves: From Diagnosis to Action, Reflections from Davos

Martin Reeves looks back on Davos 2019. He recalls heavy conversations about risk and declining growth, but identifies six imperatives for action.

Martin's perspective on Davos 2019
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Wendy Woods: Davos 2019: Social Impact on Center Stage

Wendy Woods has attended Davos each of the last seven years. This year she noted a shift: engagement in societal impact is growing, and not just in the social sector. CEOs share a sense of urgency to collaborate for good.

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Vincent Chin: Government Leaders Must Understand that Globalization 4.0 is No Bogeyman

Governments who embrace disruption, enable their industry, and empower their people will be the winners of Globalization 4.0

See Vincent's thoughts on Globalization 4.0
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Miki Tsusaka: Companies Have No Excuse for 'Diversity Fatigue'

Recruitment is only the first step in broadening workforce diversity. Making sure employees aren’t discriminated against during their day-to-day work is just as important.

How to fix the problems in diversity programs

Highlights from BCG@Davos

WEF-BCG Project Updates

Future of Sustainable and Impact Investing

The reporting ecosystem for environmental, social and governance (ESG) data must evolve to unlock the significant business and societal impact that strong ESG performance enables. The paper summarizes the findings of an extensive consultation process, uncovering opportunities for collective action between the complex and diverse set of stakeholder groups that influence ESG reporting, and highlighting where greater action is needed to accelerate system-level progress.

Read the "Seeking Return on ESG" White Paper

Project Advisor: Wendy Woods

Cyberresilience in the Electricity Ecosystem: Principles and Guidance for Boards

The power grid is an increasingly popular target for cyber-related threats around the world: including among hacktivists aiming to cause civil unrest or state-sponsored groups performing espionage activities. By identifying the key cyberresilience challenges affecting the electricity industry, Cyberresilience in the Electricity Industry: Principles and Guidance for Boards report provides seven strategies that boards of directors can institute to improve the cyberresilience of their organizations and broader electricity ecosystem.

Project Advisor: Walter Bohmayr

Value in Healthcare Project

"Value in Healthcare: Accelerating the Pace of Health System Transformation” highlights three critical agenda items to drive value-based health systems forward at the global level: a “user guide” for health system transformation, a global roadmap for health informatics standardization, and a new Global Coalition for Value in Healthcare.

Read the Value in Healthcare Project Report

Project Advisor: Stefan Larsson

Future of Work

To help the industries prepare in an action-oriented way for the future of work, we created clear cross-industry recommendations and case studies linked to industry-specific roadmaps. Additionally, we show how a cost-benefit balance of reskilling workers in disrupted roles can be built for companies and government stakeholders and how many workers could be reskilled with a positive cost-benefit balance. With this report, we are building on our initial reports, in which we laid out scenarios of what the future of work might look like and introduced a new approach to identifying reskilling and job transition opportunities.

Read "Towards a Reskilling Revolution"

Project Advisor: Rainer Strack

For most companies around the world, looking at how you build strong partnerships and strong business models is the better way to think.

CEO Rich Lesser examines global economic relationships between different countries, world leaders, and businesses, as Davos begins.

Listen to the podcast >>

Rich
Chief Executive Officer
New York

If you want to be a superpower in the world—and the U.S. still is—you have to engage with people.

Chairman Hans-Paul Bürkner analyzes the US’s global status amid the government shutdown and trade disputes.

Read on The Washington Post >>

Hans-Paul
Chairman
Frankfurt

Workplace diversity remains an issue for many companies.

Global business leaders are stressing the importance of eliminating homophobia and discrimination as a BCG study revealed that workplace diversity is a common theme.

Read on Reuters >>

We are facing a big issue: AI algorithms taking nonsense decisions and taking nonsense actions…usually related to the use of [biased] data sets.

BCG's Sylvain Duranton discusses algorithms: China's heavy usage and how biased data sets can lead to AI mistakes.

Watch the interview on DW >>

Sylvain
Senior Partner & Managing Director
Paris

[Bitcoin] will go to zero. I think it's a great technology but I don't believe it's a currency. It's not based on anything.

With bitcoin steadily falling since its peak value in 2017, BCG’s Jeff Schumacher believes that the cryptocurrency could become completely worthless.

Read on CNBC >>

Jeff
Founder and Non-Executive Chairman, BCG Digital Ventures
Manhattan Beach - Digital Ventures

BCG has been helping our clients expand the positive societal impacts that they create through their products, services and how they operate as a business.

Hans-Paul Bürkner and BCG partnered with the SK Group to present on how social value can be used as an approach to reach sustainable growth.

Read on Business Insider >>

Hans-Paul
Chairman
Frankfurt

The pressure from companies to make their businesses work is so much higher on the 5G network than what it used to be in 4G.

With 17 billion connected devices in the world today, the demand for 5G capability continues to grow according to Tom Reichert.

Read on CGTN >>

Tom
Senior Partner & Managing Director; Global Leader, DigitalBCG; Chair of the Practice Areas
New York

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