To succeed in the decarbonization economy, companies need to look outside their core business to unlock new value

In the context of the clear need to address climate change, the decarbonization economy has risen to the top of C-level agendas; Chief Sustainability Officer has become a serious and integral role in the boardroom, taking prominence at Ikea and Unilever, to take just two examples. The success of decarbonization is not only necessary to keep warming under 1.5c, but also to provide consistent growth and revenue opportunities over the next decades. Consumers are looking to companies to provide them with low- or zero-carbon products and solutions, and there…


Talking about climate is easy — but action is what counts. Here’s how corporates can innovate to win in the transition to a low-carbon future

The science is clear: We need to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to limit temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. This will require nothing less than the transformation of every sector of the economy, with breakthrough innovation over the next two decades a prerequisite for success.

It will take a variety of players to put us on the right path, including governments, research institutes, and individuals, but corporates face an imperative to act. They need to do…


With telehealth adoption and the rise of digital solutions for specialty and prescription drugs, it’s time for pharma companies to take the opportunity presented by the acceleration of digital health

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a shift to digital across industries, with store closures and lockdown measures leading to a step change in how consumers buy products. Online solutions that were just one channel in a multichannel mix before the pandemic are now integral to business. This has led many companies to reconsider their e-commerce operations and to ask themselves what they can do to optimize for the new reality.

One area which has strong potential for new, accelerated e-commerce models is the pharmaceutical sector…


The pandemic has changed the face of innovation. How should companies think about the future once it starts to subside?

In this new report, BCG Digital Ventures Partner and VP of Engineering Matthew Sinclair considers what innovation might look like after the COVID-19 pandemic, and assesses the trends and technologies that will enable companies to succeed.

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With the dominance of the big platforms and huge new consumer demand triggered by the pandemic, companies need to pay attention to 8 enablers in order to compete

This is the second part in our series covering how companies can approach e-commerce performance. Read our first piece, How to Stand-Up a New E-Commerce Business in 8 Weeks or Less, here.

The great shift to online channels has presented retailers with a huge series of challenges. With a larger number of consumers shopping online than ever before, retailers that don’t rapidly respond to meet increased e-commerce demand stand to be left behind.

In a recent piece, we covered standing up an e-commerce solution from scratch. But rapidly responding also means…


The BCG Digital Ventures x RECUP collaboration has run its course — but the future looks bright

As we covered in our previous posts, there were two main parts to this. The team wanted to include a digital transactions option for customers to manage their deposits with…


Making sure what we build works for everyone should be a design priority

Picture this: You walk into a coffee shop to buy a coffee and a cake. You’re allergic to nuts and have a dairy-free diet, but the cakes on offer do not fulfil your requirements and the cafe does not have dairy alternatives. Do you buy something else? Or do you leave empty handed and find another shop that has a better choice? Surely you’d hope there was something for you no matter your needs. Accessibility for digital products is much like this. …


“The most exciting part is always seeing things come to life.”


How talking with users informed the BCGDVxRECUP team’s work towards an innovative digital offering for reusables

After the joint BCGDV and RECUP team got to know one another and started working together (remotely, of course), they identified a couple of key work streams to help RECUP enhance its digital efforts. In order to identify the moment at which a digital offering could create value for users, the team wanted to…


The second season of BCG Digital Ventures Buildcast focuses on corporate innovation. Here’s why we’re talking with intrapreneurs.

But we hear less about how the world’s premier companies, the market-defining leaders who build the products we’re familiar with and sometimes take for granted, and how they’re also innovating, changing their industries and making impact on a massive scale.

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That’s why, in our second series of Buildcast, we’re checking in with intrapreneurs, innovators who are changing the game from within the businesses that shape the…

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