The North America Center for Inclusion and Equity

BCG’s North America Center for Inclusion and Equity partners with organizations to help build inclusive cultures, deliver social impact, create business value, and drive systemic change.

When companies launch initiatives around inclusion and equity, they tend to focus on two primary goals: building an inclusive internal culture and investing in philanthropic initiatives. Although these goals are critically important, we encourage organizations to take an even more holistic approach. Inclusion and equity, when embedded in an organization’s strategy, can create extraordinary business value and societal impact.


How We Work with Clients on Inclusion and Equity

To drive more inclusive and equitable practices, organizations must look at all of their core strategies, processes, and products—everything that requires deep industry and functional expertise. For example, creating more equitable financial products may call for more robust data capabilities or a new approach to risk management. The North America Center for Inclusion and Equity (CIE) brings together more than 250 diversity, equity, and inclusion experts covering the full range of industries—across all core business functions—to ensure that our clients’ business strategy, practices, and partners embed inclusion and equity, support inclusive teaming and culture, and provide resources for social impact. We help companies eliminate systemic bias, spark broader social change, and create competitive advantage.

The CIE focuses on three key goals:

  • Convening leaders in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to accelerate diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Conducting original research and promoting best practices in equity and inclusion
  • Supporting clients in thinking holistically about how to embed inclusion and equity in their core business strategy

Our Work Embedding Inclusion and Equity Across Sectors

The North America CIE partners with leading organizations within the business community to deliver systemic change and advance inclusion and equity in society. Selected partnerships include:

The Southern Communities Initiative (SCI), founded by PayPal, Vista Equity Partners, and Boston Consulting Group. SCI is a consortium of companies tackling various endemic problems facing communities of color in the South, where almost 60% of all Black Americans live. The initiative focuses on multiple urgent challenges, including insufficient education and workforce development opportunities, substandard housing, health inequities, the gap in access to digital tools, and limited access to capital.

We’re also proud to have been recognized with numerous awards, including earning a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” for 14 consecutive years.

Are You Bridging or Broadening the Racial Wealth Gap?

To create inclusive workforces and inclusive products, companies must treat inclusion as a business innovation, explains Kedra Newsom Reeves, colead of BCG’s North America Center for Inclusion and Equity. Bridging the racial wealth gap requires committed resources and responsibilities.

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How to Reduce the Wealth Gap between Black and White Americans

White families in the United States have a median wealth nearly 10 times greater than that of Black families. BCG Managing Director & Partner Kedra Newsom Reeves explores this racial wealth inequality, and outlines how financial institutions can support Black Americans.

Diversity Is Just the First Step. Inclusion Comes Next.

Companies can’t capture the real value of a diverse workforce until they create an organizational culture that welcomes everyone—truly everyone—to participate.


BCG North America DEI Alumni Award

The North America Center for Inclusion and Equity recognizes our alumni working to advance DEI. Winners have each been awarded $10,000, which they are donating to eligible organizations of their choosing.

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