The World Economic Forum engages leaders from all facets of society—business, politics, academia, and beyond—to shape global, regional, and industry agendas and drive positive change. As a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum, BCG joins a select group of 100 global companies closely aligned with the forum's commitment to improving the state of the world.
Like our fellow members, BCG attends the renowned annual meeting of the Forum in Davos as well as its Meeting of the New Champions in China—and its many regional meetings. As a strategic partner, we do even more. The World Economic Forum taps BCG's people and insights for its collaborative projects, publications, and global communities. The goal of this work is to improve policy making, inform business decisions, share best practices, and engage stakeholders.
We are currently collaborating on four projects with the World Economic Forum, exploring a broad spectrum of topics.
The current absence of global, cross-sector consensus on disclosure standards for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting is hindering the meaningful incorporation of sustainability factors into investment practice and corporate performance management. By engaging a wide range of stakeholders to align behind a recommendation on future global reporting practice, we can advance the opportunity for sustainable investing efforts and the focus on ESG in corporate management - to help shape a better future.
Cyber incidents have become the new normal but we only stand at the beginning of a more fundamental shift: digitalization is ongoing to drive relevance of cyber security exponentially. Board members are increasingly aware that cyber risk management is required and their responsibility – but few are well prepared for this, and fewer yet understand it as a source of competitive advantage.
As the types of skills needed in labor markets change rapidly, all stakeholders - workers, companies and policy makers - have to adapt to meet these demands. We continue to build on our initial reports, where 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. Using big data analysis of online job postings, the methodology in this report demonstrates the power of a data-driven approach to discover reskilling pathways and job transition opportunities. Our next steps will be to create roadmaps and practical tools to help industries prepare for the future of work and refine the provided scenarios.
Creating a patient centric healthcare system by measuring outcomes and costs for well-defined population segments will then allow treatments customization to improve outcomes. Read more on a comprehensive framework for a value-based health system and proposed a high-level roadmap for system transformation.
Since 2007, BCG has been providing consultants to work as "secondees" with the World Economic Forum. Secondees play key roles in researching topics and helping to manage projects—from initial research and analysis, to multistakeholder input and feedback sessions, to completion and publication of related reports. This year, we've sent 4 secondees to the Forum.
BCG has participated on 10 invitation-only councils focusing on critical topics since the councils were launched in 2008, studying emerging multinationals, gender parity, education, new growth models, geo-economies, telecommunication, and more.
20 current and former BCGers have been selected to join this community of exceptional people under 40 years old, who share a commitment to shaping the future through inspiring and impactful leadership.
Over 30 current and former BCGers are actively engaged in the Global Shaper community, a network of young people in 157 countries, driving action for meaningful change.