Publications

  • Once ratified, new trade deal easing cross-border flow of goods could reduce world hunger

    August 06, 2014 | South China Morning Post

    Globally, up to 1.3 billion tons of food are lost or wasted each year because of unnecessary trade barriers, and hunger is a dramatic consequence. Even cutting that figure in half would make a significant contribution to reducing world hunger.

  • Removing the trade obstacles

    August 05, 2014 | Jakarta Post

    Globally, up to 1.3 billion tons of food are lost or wasted each year because of unnecessary trade barriers, and hunger is a dramatic consequence.

  • Removing the trade obstacles that promote hunger

    July 14, 2014 | Forbes.com

    Currently 30% of food produced is lost or wasted between farm and fork, but The Trade Facilitation agreement could create faster customs procedures that will impact world hunger, environmental sustainability and economic development.

  • Simplify to grow in telecommunications

    July 09, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Telecom companies can spot complexity by identifying the pain points suffered by customers and employees. Leaders focus on eliminating the underlying causes to deliver a better customer experience and lay the groundwork for the next round of growth.

  • Data value extraction

    July 01, 2014 | CEO Forum

    The rise of pervasive computing devices and new analytic tools is opening new possibilities in the oil and gas industry.

  • The new El Dorado: Opportunities in Mexico's energy reform

    June 30, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Mexico’s energy reforms represent a tectonic shift in a country that has until now closely regulated private-company participation in the oil and gas and power industries. Under new rules, international and domestic companies will have much greater latitude to participate in the energy sector,

  • Customer loyalty and the Digical® transformation in P&C and life insurance: Global edition 2014

    June 18, 2014 | Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Bain’s new survey of 158,400 consumers in 18 countries sheds light on how various customer segments perceive their P&C and life carriers; what customers want from their carriers and how they behave; and how different distribution channels influence loyalty. The report discusses four specific steps

  • Customer loyalty in P&C insurance: US edition 2014

    June 18, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Bain’s new survey of nearly 26,500 US consumers shows that it’s very difficult for a carrier to excel in both acquisition and retention. The survey serves as a guide to raising performance in both endeavors by earning customers’ loyalty. And loyalty, in turn, serves to create better economics:

  • Leaders who inspire: A 21st-century approach to developing your talent

    June 11, 2014 | Bain Brief

    The ability to inspire is not the innate, intangible, immeasurable leadership skill many workplaces take it for. In fact, it can be developed alongside the traditional performance skills many businesses focus on.

  • Operational excellence: Managing performance in the oil and gas industry

    May 28, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Even leading oil and gas companies sometimes fail to hit their performance goals. Sometimes this is because management focuses excessively on identifying benchmarks while avoiding more critical discussions on how they should use metrics to make better decisions. A winning approach goes beyond