- Unlocking New Value in a Changing World
- Sustainability: the HOW
- Finding billion dollar growth opportunities
- Profiting from emission reduction in process industries
- The future of cities
- Reinventing the city
- Reinventing the city to combat climate change
- Repowering transport
- Succeeding in an era of carbon constraints
This paper explores how to unlock value from today’s business challenges. Much of this value remains largely untapped, creating rich returns for organisations looking to improve their bottom lines in tough market conditions. These new value opportunities are different from traditional sources of value and require an unusual combination of capabilities and a multi-pronged approach. Click here to read the paper.
This paper describes how to succeed in profitably transforming the sustainability of organisations. Or you could look at this as how to sustainably increase profitability. Included in the document are:
- A sustainability transformation roadmap describing the building blocks of a successful program of action
- The three major challenges along the sustainability journey and how to overcome them
- Guiding principles which provide five simple tenets for success
The paper has been written recognising that every organisation is on its own unique journey, but often (from our experience) facing similar hurdles. We therefore hope that it offers something for every reader who is interested in sustainability. Click here to read the paper.
Faced with today’s business and environmental challenges, companies need a structured and rigorous approach to identifying new high-value growth opportunities. The Growth Lens approach is a proven methodology to access untapped revenue and profit potential. This approach was written up in Booz & Company paper co-authored by Greg Lavery called ‘Billion Dollar Ideas’ following a successful application of the approach for a large multinational client. Click here to read the paper.
A common misconception in process industries is that greenhouse gas emission reduction programs are inherently unprofitable. Recent experience in the oil and gas industry, however, proves otherwise. One company, for example, identified a 43 percent reduction in emissions with a net present value of several billion U.S. dollars using a five-step process that makes finding reductions in emissions both practical and profitable. Click here to read more.
Two thirds of the world’s population is forecast to live in cities in 2040 and cities are proving an effective scale to respond to many of the challenges of resource constraints and a changing world. Cities are therefore becoming a focus for companies interested in understanding future growth opportunities and for governments developing responses to the challenges. Some of the emergent thinking on this topic was presented in a paper at the summer 2011 TED Global conference in Edinburgh. Click here to read the paper.
Cities today are the source of close to 80 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions and, depending on how we spend the US$350 trillion required to develop and manage our urban infrastructures during the next three decades, they could become either a force for environmental destruction or a primary source of ecological rejuvenation. Booz & Company’s Low Carbon & Sustainability team assisted the WWF with a project to examine the imperatives for cities. Click here to read the paper.
Working with the Booz & Company Low Carbon & Sustainability team, Nick Pennell co-authored an article published in Strategy + Business looking at how the world’s cities develop their infrastructure over the next 30 years will determine the future path of global warming. Click here to read the article.
In 2011, Booz & Company’s Low Carbon & Sustainability team supported the World Economic Forum in a study to look at the technologies, fuels, policies, partnerships and investment to meet the world’s transport needs in coming decades. Click here to read the paper.
The carbon-constrained world is creating structural changes in the global economy. As a result, businesses must respond and adapt to the new low-carbon reality if they wish to remain competitive and prosper in coming years. Although the exact path to the low-carbon future remains unclear, companies can embrace five imperatives to guide them forward. These are: understanding the effects of carbon constraints and climate change; managing and mitigating the associated risks; minimizing their carbon footprint; protecting and maximizing margins; and realizing growth opportunities. Click here to read a paper on this subject.