24 episodes

This podcast from Boston Consulting Group looks around the corner of today’s big business and social issues. The goal–the so what–is to make sense of today and prepare busy leaders and executives for the day after tomorrow.
Award-winning British journalist Georgie Frost interviews the leading thinkers and doers at BCG on the trends, developments, and ideas that will shape and disrupt the future. Topics range from global warming, COVID-19, business resilience, and social inequity to the influence of digital technology on everything. This is not your typical business strategy podcast.

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The So What from BCG Boston Consulting Group

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 178 Ratings

This podcast from Boston Consulting Group looks around the corner of today’s big business and social issues. The goal–the so what–is to make sense of today and prepare busy leaders and executives for the day after tomorrow.
Award-winning British journalist Georgie Frost interviews the leading thinkers and doers at BCG on the trends, developments, and ideas that will shape and disrupt the future. Topics range from global warming, COVID-19, business resilience, and social inequity to the influence of digital technology on everything. This is not your typical business strategy podcast.

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy

    Talent Is Universal. Opportunity Is Not.

    Talent Is Universal. Opportunity Is Not.

    Johann Harnoss doesn’t just advise companies on innovation and global talent mobility. He also has cofounded a nonprofit organization to help students from nations such as Syria and Afghanistan secure jobs in Europe. In other words, Harnoss has seen global talent from both sides. He debunks notions that immigration is harmful to host nations or that it leads to a brain drain from countries of origin. He’s not optimistic, however, about the state of immigration in the US.


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    • 22 min
    How Can the World Achieve Health Equality?

    How Can the World Achieve Health Equality?

    In an interconnected world, global health is not just a scientific aspiration but an economic one. As supply shortages brought on by factory shutdowns in China demonstrate, a disease outbreak in one part of the world has ramifications on the other side of the globe. Johanna Benesty, who leads BCG’s global health work, talks about the opportunities for pharmaceutical and other health care companies in serving underserved populations in lower- and middle-income countries and elsewhere. Price is not the only barrier. Treatments may need to be redesigned to meet the realities of these countries rather than the wealthy countries where they were developed.


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    • 20 min
    To Reduce Emissions, You Have To Measure Them

    To Reduce Emissions, You Have To Measure Them

    Companies will never achieve net zero unless they can measure their emissions, and few of them do it successfully. Only about one in ten companies accurately tracks its emissions. Artificial intelligence is starting to help fill in the data gaps. Charlotte Degot, BCG partner, and founder of CO2 AI by BCG, an an AI-based solution for emissions measurement and reduction, explains how better data about emissions accelerates action. She's joined by Dexter Galvin, global director of corporations and supply chains for CDP, a global nonprofit organization that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states, and regions.


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    • 20 min
    What to Teach the World of the Future

    What to Teach the World of the Future

    While the world races ahead into the metaverse, education remains rooted in the era of neat orderly rows of desks and lesson plans. In this wide-ranging conversation, Leila Hoteit, the managing director and senior partner who leads BCG’s education, employment, and welfare work, argues for a lifelong approach to learning inside and outside the classroom—one that teaches people to solve hard problems and develop soft skills.
    She talks about why students should think about the fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood” from the perspective of the wolf, how the technology that treats autism can help others learn better, and why people from different cultures may come up with different answers to the famous trolley problem.


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    • 20 min
    We Need More Tim Cooks in the C-Suite

    We Need More Tim Cooks in the C-Suite

    Over the past two years, the world has seen what happens when supply and procurement chains seize up and shortages in such staples as infant formula and sunflower oil become commonplace. Daniel Weise, leader of BCG’s global procurement business, explains how companies can move beyond a cost-cutting mentality to treat their supply chain as a strategic imperative—the way that Apple did when it promoted Tim Cook, an operations and supply chain executive, to CEO. Unfortunately, most CEOs spend only minutes a day on their supply chain and procurement issues, and these topics are far too important to be relegated to corporate Siberia, Weise is a coauthor of Profit from the Source, published by Harvard Business Review Press.


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    • 19 min
    Why Being Out at Work Matters

    Why Being Out at Work Matters

    A Pride@BCG leader talks about how a supportive culture unlocks creativity. For Dakota Santana-Grace, being out at work is a professional necessity as much as a personal choice. When Santana-Grace once hid his queer identity from a client, he was stressed and exhausted, and his work suffered. The weight of his secret lifted after Santana-Grace, BCG’s Northeast lead for Pride@BCG, casually mentioned his boyfriend. Santana-Grace also talks about the time a straight ally called him out for deepening his voice in meetings--and why he invited a drag queen to the Boston office.


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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

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Fantastic Podcast - Keep it up!

Highly relevant podcasts by intelligent, entertaining speakers. Looking forward to future episodes and highly recommend throwing this Pod a Follow!

Tcfish 85 CA YY ,

Loved the convo with Miquela

The consumer behavior and perception towards luxury is evolving! Excited for what to come on the podcast series.

Tata Shakira ,

Terrible podcast, more like a marketing tool

When you have a bunch of tech lagging people talk about tech best practices..don’t waste your time here

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