Helping companies gain the sustainable competitive advantage: Boston Consulting Group (BCG) joins WBCSD

Geneva, 6 July 2016 - Today, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) joins 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). As one of the world's leading management consulting firms, BCG has a unique opportunity to encourage and to drive sustainable business across the globe.

BCG's Senior Partner and Managing Director, and leader of BCG's sustainability initiative, Holger Rubel, stated: "We're pleased to join WBCSD. The core of our business is collaboration, and we believe this partnership will build innovative approaches to help companies integrate sustainability. We are excited to share our experiences with fellow members, and look forward to sharing our insight into global sustainability business trends."

Peter Bakker, WBCSD's President and CEO said, "We're happy to welcome BCG into our membership. This is a great opportunity for us to work together on cutting-edge research that further makes the case for sustainable business. Through this partnership, we hope to learn from each other, while simultaneously expanding the sustainability agendas of businesses around the world."

BCG has 85 offices in 45 countries, with more than 12,000 employees and 900 partners - each dedicated to solving serious business challenges. Sustainability issues are an important piece of that puzzle. As two leading business organizations, WBCSD and BCG will make powerful and productive partners.