Publications

  • How Brazil Can Raise the Value of Its Chemical Industry

    January 27, 2016 | Chemicals | Forbes.com

    Brazil’s chemical industry has grown significantly over the past 15 years, but an increasing portion of growth is due to imports—an alarming trend for chemical companies and the businesses that depend on them.

  • Developing a National Chemicals Strategy for Brazil

    October 29, 2015 | Chemicals | Bain Brief

    A review of the most promising segments shows where Brazil could focus efforts to raise the value of its chemicals output.

  • Hunger of the market - Bain São Paulo

    August 05, 2015 | Financial Services | Istoé Dinheiro | Media mention

    According to Glen Williams and Karim Ahmad, partners with Bain & Company and authors of a recent study on the payments sector, smaller retailers must respond to the growth of innovation and technology in the sector. (Full article only available in Portuguese)

  • Global Digital Insurance Benchmarking Report 2015

    July 15, 2015 | Bain report

    Bain’s new benchmark survey of 70 property and casualty insurers and life insurers worldwide finds that four pathways can help companies realize digital success.

  • Brazil Energy Frontiers 2015 Conference

    June 18, 2015 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Instituto Acende Brasil | Media mention

    Julian Critchlow, the leader of Bain & Company's Global Utilities & Alternative Energy practice, was a keynote speaker at the Brazil Energy Frontiers 2015 Conference. In this video, Critchlow discusses findings from The Future of Electricity, a report by Bain and the World Economic Forum, and

  • Growing prosperity: An Executive Summary

    November 05, 2014 | Bain Brief

    What does it take to get important technological advances in the hands of the world's smallholder farmers?

  • Biofuels: From Boom to Bust?

    September 17, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Government subsidies around the world spurred dramatic growth in ethanol consumption between 2003 and 2010. Why then is the industry in crisis today? A range of problems has stunted growth, including rising production costs, inadequate infrastructure, wavering government support and waning consumer

  • 2014 oil and gas industry planning cycle: Getting it right

    September 26, 2013 | Oil and Gas | Bain Brief

    As commercial and national oil and gas companies begin their annual planning cycles in September, they will assess the macro business environment and make careful assumptions about the industry and their companies’ positions in it. Bain & Company offers a critical checklist of 10 key issues,

  • Five keys to IT program success

    June 22, 2012 | Information Technology | Bain industry brief

    Despite the huge sums spent on them, 60% of IT projects fail to meet their goals. Achieving the promised benefits of these investments starts with agreeing that IT really is the right solution to the business need. If it is, then success depends on proper design and thoughtful efforts to make sure

  • How national oil companies can fuel economic development

    December 16, 2011 | Industrial Goods & Services | Bain industry brief

    In recent years, national oil companies (NOCs)—state-controlled oil majors—have developed global reach and influence. They operate on an international scale.