Social Impact

Social Impact

   
      

Social Impact

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Commentary
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Video
Gender in the Workplace
October 2014
Social capital is critical to the success of entrepreneurs, but its particular importance for women—as well as how to develop it—isn’t well understood.
July 2016
Why has it been so difficult to increase diversity in management at German companies, and what can be done to strengthen the role of women?
July 2016
With a dearth of flexible work models in Switzerland, many educated women don’t return to work after having children—and the Swiss economy suffers from their absence.

Health & Hunger

August 2016
Providers and policymakers in emerging markets have powerful incentives to organize their health systems around maximizing health care value for their populations.

Innovation

September 2016
A cross-border partnership between Seattle and Vancouver can become the catalyst that fuels the cities’ innovation ecosystems, advancing economic prosperity throughout the Cascadia region.
July 2016
BCG research revealed distinct differences between organizations that innovate successfully and those that struggle to make progress. Seven guidelines provide a way forward.
February 2016
A revolution in philanthropy is brewing, driven by Silicon Valley’s young tech billionaires. Their approach—which emphasizes data, transparency, speed, and impact—could mark a new chapter in philanthropic giving.
March 2016
One of the most effective means of fighting poverty and boosting economic development is job creation. But many applicants lack the right training and experience.

Sustainable Economic Development 

July 2016
By developing innovative business models, companies can increase people's access to financial services. Doing that will also increase their well-being, according to BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment.
July 2016
Use BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment interactive to discover how countries perform on measures of their citizens’ well-being.
March 2016
Nobel Laureate A. Michael Spence shares with BCG partner Douglas Beal his views on the importance of good governance.
May 2015
BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment evaluates how effectively countries convert wealth into well-being relative to other countries—and raises important questions in the field of development.

Education

March 2015
All too often in many countries, students do not get the education they must have to prosper in the twenty-first century. Education technology can help close this skills gap.
March 2016
Education technology holds promise to help foster increasingly important social and emotional skills such as collaboration, communication, and problem solving.
November 2015
School districts must close the gap between the engaging, relevant, and hands-on training that teachers and administrators want and the reality of disengagement with collaborative training on the ground.
Business & the Social Sector
June 2015
An investment of $5.6 million in activities aimed at cutting costs and response times during emergencies is expected to deliver $12 million in savings.
June 2014
Joblinge’s intensive, cost-effective program addresses unemployment in Germany and prepares disadvantaged young people for the job market by providing skills, experience, and employment opportunities.
Social Business
November 2013
Applying business principles to social problems can significantly increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and financial sustainability of the solutions. Social businesses, which bridge the business and social sectors, offer lessons in delivering social impact alongside commercial benefits.
November 2013
With their focus on social impact and self-sustainability, social businesses can theoretically provide solutions to almost any social problem. BCG examines ten to understand their efficiency, effectiveness, and financial stability.