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Social Impact

Powerful Solutions to Pressing Global Needs

Unequal access to resources, opportunities, and outcomes is a major source of global instability, disrupting the lives of millions of people and also the environment in which businesses operate. It's the problem of our time.

That's why BCG has made a major institutional commitment to social impact. We work with organizations in the social, public, and private sectors to deliver frame-breaking solutions to some of the most complex problems in contemporary society.

Our founder, Bruce Henderson, was fond of quoting Archimedes: “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I will move the world.” Our Social Impact practice is the lever with which BCG makes the world a better place.

Bringing Sectors Together

How Does Your Business Impact Society?

Increasingly, we are working with our private-sector clients to transform their capacity to deliver positive social impact. We help them expand their aspiration; think beyond traditional initiatives for corporate social responsibility, sustainability, or corporate philanthropy; and incorporate total societal impact (TSI) as an integral part of their corporate and business strategies.

BCGers Describe Their Social Impact Work

To communicate our excitement about social impact work, BCGers have been telling their personal stories on LinkedIn. Explore the experiences of our consultants in the field.

CSR Executives Can Make a Big Difference in Disaster Management

Collective action by companies can be a definitive difference-maker when disaster strikes. BCG's Dave Young discusses how businesses can take action.

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How Blockchain Can Improve Financial Inclusion

Blockchain and financial inclusion are more than just buzzwords. BCG's Julia Thelen explains how they are essential for supporting refugees.

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Julia Thelen
Consultant
Berlin

Maximizing the Impact of Social Business in Colombia

What does it take for a social entrepreneur to succeed? BCG's Sandro Marzo identifies four key elements for sustainable impact.

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Sandro Marzo
Recruiting Partner
Bogotá

The $700 Billion Opportunity to Reduce Food Loss and Waste

BCG's Esben Hegnsholt discusses what is driving food loss and waste—and how companies can tackle this massive challenge.

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Esben Hegnsholt
Partner & Managing Director
Copenhagen

Five Ways for Companies and Financiers to Save the Global Freshwater Supply

Within ten years, nearly 2 billion people will face water scarcity. By 2050, half of the global population lives in water-stressed areas. BCG's Daan Smits shares how businesses can help.

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Daan Smits
Consultant
Amsterdam

Putting the “Impact” in Social Impact

BCG brings its traditional emphasis on in-depth analytics, strategic insight, and the innovative application of digital technologies to magnify the impact of our social impact partners on major global challenges, ranging from global health to sustainable economic development.

A New Vision for Fighting Malaria

A New Vision for Fighting Malaria

BCG collaborates with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to shift the world’s focus from controlling the disease to eradicating it.

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Reducing Food Waste

Reducing Food Waste

A fast-moving consumer goods company addresses the problem of food waste with benefits for its bottom line and society.

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Unifying to Deliver Social Impact

Unifying to Deliver Social Impact

Save the Children transforms its organization to increase its impact for children.

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Transforming Education on a Massive Scale

BCG enabled the Indian state of Haryana to quickly and sustainably boost its academic quality for millions of students across the state.

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