Publications

  • Fighting Sustainability Inertia

    May 18, 2017 | Stanford Social Innovation Review

    Keeping sustainability programs on track requires a new mindset, executive leadership and clear public commitments.

  • Achieving Breakthrough Results in Sustainability

    November 18, 2016 | Bain Brief

    It’s a frustrating setback—and a common one. Bain research on corporate transformation programs shows only 12% achieve or exceed their aims. For sustainability, that figure is just 2% (see Figure 1). Why? Sustainability transformations add another dimension of challenge.

  • Future of Healthy: Can We Afford Another Five Global Financial Crises?

    February 19, 2016 | World Economic Forum

    Non-communicable diseases such as cancer and diabetes are a silent pandemic of our own making and a real threat not only to human health but to global prosperity.

  • Honing talent through sustainability

    August 13, 2013 | Sustainability | Stanford Social Innovation Review

    With top talent in short supply throughout much of the world and in most industries, employee attitudes about sustainable business practices are compelling more companies to take the issue seriously.

  • In search of jump-start for economic motor

    January 22, 2011 | Strategy | The Times

    With the worldwide financial system still on crutches, the 2011 global business outlook hinges largely on which economic advice Western nations turn into policy and whether countries worldwide can develop unprecedented levels of collaboration to jump-start aggregate demand.

  • Employment opportunities and challenges in the context of rapid industry growth

    November 09, 2008 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    The wind and wave & tidal industries in the UK face a number of significant barriers to growth. Building on our experience in the renewable energy sector, Bain & Company has focused this analysis on employment and skill-related issues.