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Social Impact Consulting

Social Impact

Powerful Solutions to Pressing Global Challenges

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 is driving major initiatives on a broad spectrum of global challenges, closely aligned to addressing and achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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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.

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.

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.

Using Predictive Analytics to Support Children and Families Affected by Forced Displacement

Every day, more than 44,000 people try to escape conflict, violence, and persecution. BCG partnered with Save the Children to develop a predictive analytics tool to help governments and agencies prepare better to help those who are displaced.

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Pranay Jhunjhunwala
Managing Director & Senior Partner
London

Patagonia Just Put Finance and Tech Firms on Notice. Here’s What the Climate-Conscious Clothing Company Should Do Next

Patagonia announced it will only offer branded vests to clients that meet their sustainability standards—prioritizing their principles, and the planet, over profit.

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Vinay Shandal
Managing Director & Partner
Toronto

How Will Artificial Intelligence Change Health Around the Globe?

There are four different areas of opportunity for AI in global health—but the opportunity comes with challenges.

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Trish Stroman
Managing Director & Partner
Washington, DC

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.

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How Impact-Linked Finance Can Accelerate the SDGs

BCG collaborated with Roots of Impact to define and accelerate the concept of “impact-linked finance”—an alternative funding mechanism for the SDGs.

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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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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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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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BCG on Social Impact

Follow BCG on Social Impact on LinkedIn to explore how organizations are advancing the SDGs and how the growth of your business can benefit society.

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  • Global public health
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