To combat climate change in Africa effectively, investors, governments, and companies must collaboratively develop and finance sustainability-driven ventures that can grow rapidly across the continent’s business ecosystem.
Advanced analytics and artificial intelligence can be used to help manage challenging issues related to mitigating climate change and improving adaptation and resilience.
Unless companies’ climate targets align with the latest science, they won’t be sufficient. Leaders must embrace bold action internally, within their value chains, and beyond.
Education is a powerful means of spurring behavioral change and collective action, cultivating green skills, ensuring a just transition to a sustainable economy, and building communities’ adaptive capacity.
Institutional investors were late to realize the alpha potential of clean tech and other environmental investments. They should avoid making the same mistake with social impact.
A new report by The Rockefeller Foundation and Boston Consulting Group finds that without standardized taxonomies, it can be difficult—if not impossible—for catalytic investors to trace financing flows and pinpoint gaps that they can meaningfully target.
Boards are not carving out time for high-value strategic work when it comes to environmental, social, and governance. And that’s a problem for companies pushing for sustainability.
Board members at companies across geographies and industries understand that competitive advantage increasingly demands sustainability. And that is rapidly pushing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues higher on board agendas.
Experts across BCG and BCG X talk about the trends and opportunities that lie ahead for the digital health care market.
What has worked, what can be improved, and what needs to be reimagined so that we are better prepared for the next pandemic and better able to improve health in the world’s poorest nations?
AI and advanced analytics can be used to interpret and predict the global health consequences of climate change. In this report, BCG and USAID outline an action plan to show how stakeholders can align their efforts in machine learning to strengthen development outcomes.
The need for a successful roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines cannot be overstated. What are the four key elements to consider when planning an end-to-end vaccination deployment?
The continent is rich in youthful, entrepreneurial energy. Well-planned investments now can help Africa transform itself into a global center of technological and ecological innovation.
Africa is setting its sights on a future shaped by a young population, rapid urbanization, climate change, growing digital capacity, regional cooperation, and entrepreneurial innovation.
Companies must deploy three strategies—centered on global talent, cross-border innovation, and taking a stand for human rights—to maximize value from migration.
David Young clarifies the private sector's role in preparing for humanitarian crises for the good of the business, its employees, and the country in which it operates.
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Jim Andrew, a BCG alumnus and current chief sustainability officer at PepsiCo, discusses the business case for regenerative agriculture and working with farmers to drive more sustainable practices.
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, our global food systems are struggling to feed those most at risk.
New regulations are pushing farmers and their suppliers to adopt environmental practices. Traditionalists see this as a disruption, but leaders will treat it as an opportunity.
Food traceability is here to stay. The question is whether food companies, distributors, and retailers treat it as a regulatory burden or a strategic opportunity.
An analysis of 13 developed countries’ experiences with three education models for students with disabilities offers practical guidance for policymakers and educators.
The US desperately needs workers. Workers desperately need help taking care of their children and (increasingly) their parents.
Once regarded as punitive actions, equity assessments are emerging as rich opportunities for organizations willing to take a closer look at their diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
Misconceptions about Black and Latinx un/underbanked households make it hard for the financial sector to address the problem effectively.