The Ebola outbreak in West Africa presented an enormous global challenge. Anthony Banbury was appointed head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in September 2014. Under his leadership, UNMEER provided the operating framework, unity of purpose, and coordinated action needed to rapidly end the global health emergency.
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.
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.
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.