Sustainable 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.
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.

Managing Resources

July 2016
The sustainability imperative could erode demand for metals and mining companies’ offerings. To survive in the long run, companies must master three strategies.
September 2015
Mining and metal companies need to find ways to adapt to calls for greater sustainability.
April 2013
A BCG survey revealed the top hedging challenges that senior procurement executives face. This article reviews the survey’s findings and offers guidelines for addressing those challenges.
October 2012

BCG, in collaboration with INSEAD and the World Economic Forum, has identified seven principles of resource management that are crucial in creating competitive advantage.

The Future of Energy

June 2015
A divisive and often misinformed debate about unconventional gas-and-oil resources is jeopardizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change America’s economic and energy trajectory.
June 2014
BCG examines the benefits and shortcomings of the emerging niche market for compressed-natural-gas vehicles in the US.
May 2014
The energy efficiency industry is poised for an extended period of double-digit growth, with particularly attractive opportunities in the commercial sector.
May 2014
Drawing from its work with the world’s leading subsea operators and suppliers, BCG outlines nine actions that companies can take to address the challenges of maturity.
July 2013
The emergence of solar photovoltaics paired with battery storage will present a wide range of opportunities and risks to commercial stakeholders.
March 2013
Germany’s transformation of its energy sector, which places a heavy emphasis on renewable-energy sources and distributed generation, could serve as a model for other countries.

The Management Agenda

October 2015
So-called A brands are losing out as highly profitable responsible-consumption products upset established market shares in the grocery industry.
January 2015
As sustainability issues become more complex and global, companies are realizing that they can’t make the necessary impact by going it alone.
December 2013
What distinguishes companies that “walk the talk” on sustainability? Our joint report with MIT Sloan Management Review offers answers.
October 2013
Climate change has yet to become a very urgent issue for most companies—and only a few are preparing for its effects.