Business Day

Renewable Energy Must Be Harnessed to Empower All

In South Africa’s Business Day, BCG’s Igor Lakic and Keshlan Mudaly write about the country’s renewable energy potential. It is currently a climate change hotspot, with one of the world’s most carbon-intensive power sectors. But according to Lakic and Mudaly, South Africa’s abundance of alternative power sources could unlock a low-carbon economy that would be ecologically and economically beneficial for the country.



In her column for Forbes, BCG’s Deborah Lovich explains how the current labor shortage creates a space for leaders to reconsider the ways they organize and reward work. Lovich describes three areas in need of change: compensation, priorities, and workplace connections. By adapting in these areas to better fit the needs of employees, she argues, companies can channel the wave of recent resignations into a positive opportunity for recalibration.


Over 90% of Firms Aren’t Measuring Emissions Correctly

BCG’s Mike Lyons, Sylvain Duranton, and Charlotte Degot spoke to Bloomberg about a recent BCG study that shows that only 9% of companies can accurately quantify their total greenhouse gas emissions. One area where companies sometimes fall short is the collection and analysis of granular data and emissions factors; AI measurements can help companies reduce their emissions by as much as 40%, according to the study.



Amid growing uncertainty around the US economy, BCG’s Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, Paul Swartz, and Martin Reeves write in Harvard Business Review that despite concerns surrounding the current economic slowdown, this deceleration is necessary. They share five reasons to be confident that consumers can continue expanding the economic recovery from the pandemic-induced recession. The authors urge business leaders to avoid overreacting to short-term fluctuations in the labor and product markets and take a broad interpretation of the macroeconomic landscape.



BCG的首席执行官富含较小者与纽约时报坐下来反映他在公司掌舵处的任期。In his three terms as CEO, Lesser has guided the firm through periods of enormous political and social change, and he has led BCG’s push for innovative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, which he believes has fundamentally changed the way consumers and workers live their lives. Lesser leaves a legacy of championing climate change leadership, and he emphasizes the importance of creating immediate environmental action plans for reducing carbon emissions.


如何成为可持续发展的领导者 - 创造可持续价值

BCG’s Rich Lesser and Rich Hutchinson write in Fortune about how to become a leader in the race to sustainability. Companies must embed sustainability as a core part of their business agenda, they write, because it will help achieve environmental goals while creating competitive advantage. Lesser and Hutchinson offer six essential action items that drive value while still having a positive societal impact.



在马来西亚,BCG的Marko Lackovic和胜利me Ruiz-Cabrero discuss the increasing switch to renewable energy in Southeast Asia, specifically solar photovoltaics (PV). Annual installation of solar PV is expected to reach more than 160 gigawatts globally in 2022; because of Malaysia’s significant urban rooftop real estate, it is positioned to offer more than 4 gigawatts of solar potential across public, commercial, and industrial rooftop spaces. While there are still physical limitations, such as installation challenges, the authors write that nuanced and localized strategies can help overcome these hurdles, creating “remarkable opportunities for power industry operators and consumers alike.”



In her Forbes column, BCG’s Deborah Lovich shares six ways to optimize meetings amid hybrid work. Lovich stresses the importance of avoiding hybrid interactions—specifically regarding Zoom meetings—in order to maintain inclusivity. She also urges employees at every level to continue learning new tools, to preserve Zoom norms, and to create hybrid schedules as a team. “We’re all learning in real time,” says Lovich, encouraging teams to evolve and experiment.

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