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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.

Responsibility in 2019 Starts With Our Climate

Of the many societal responsibilities facing each firm, addressing climate change must increasingly rise to the top of all our lists. And we don’t just need to improve; we need to do more now.

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Rich Lesser
Chief Executive Officer
New York

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

Why the Social Sector Is a Great Development Ground For Young Consultants

If you want to challenge and exercise your leadership and decision-making capabilities, join the social sector.

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Naomi Desai

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.

Meet BCG’s Social Impact Leader

Wendy Woods

Senior Partner & Managing Director; Global Leader, Social Impact practice

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