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Partnership is at the heart of our social impact approach, and it is key to tackling complex social and environmental challenges. We seek to maximize our own social impact by enriching and expanding our partnerships, fostering system-level coalitions, and establishing social impact as a core competency that is woven into business strategies and thus yield quantifiable returns.






Our Client Work Success in Social Impact

In this time of accelerating systematic change, customers, employees, and investors increasingly demand that organizations act in socially aware and sustainable ways and demonstrate that they are doing so. It is necessary, strategic, and profitable for organizations to have a positive social impact because driving such change is a source of sustainable competitive advantage. For instance, biopharma companies that conduct ethical human clinical trials and expand access to medications have margins that are 6.7 percentage points higher, and valuations that are 12% greater, than the average for the industry.

We help organizations to plan, implement, assess, and communicate their social impact initiatives and social impact strategy. Examples of our social impact consulting work include:

Green Revolution in Fresh Wholesale

In partnership with BCG X, a leading retail-finance company launched a new business aimed at reducing food waste to enhance climate and societal impacts.



Companies Still Need ESG—But They Must Do It Right

BCG’s Rich Hutchinson talks about socially transformative businesses and how they can create competitive advantage while making a positive impact on the world.

The Sustainable Advantage: Insights on Creating Competitive Advantage Through Sustainability