Sustainability is arguably the greatest challenge of our generation and the next. The question of how to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs has important environmental, economic, and social dimensions.
In today's global environment, tackling this challenge requires commitment from the private and corporate sector, governments and the public sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and nonprofit organizations, and ultimately all individuals. The many different players need to focus on some key questions.
Sustainability is a priority for BCG and our clients. We have created a global sustainability network across multiple practices, hosted by the Energy and Environment practice and supported by experts from the Industrial Goods, Public Sector, and Social Impact practices as well as other industry and functional practices.
In addition, BCG has recently launched the Sustainability Initiative with MIT Sloan Management Review—a collaboration to make “business sense” of sustainability.
In our client work, we have built a significant base of experience in sustainability, particularly in these areas:
Deep dives into various alternative-energy-supply schemes for incumbent players in the energy sector
Call-for-action plans in response to scenarios, and their implications for industry players, manufacturers, technology companies, and investors
Work with industry associations
Deep understanding of policy landscape
Our comprehensive models help clients develop strategies and best practices to create competitive advantage and make business sense of sustainability. They also help public-sector clients set environmental policies and strategies that meet the needs of a myriad of stakeholders while driving major changes.