To fully reflect the world in which we work and to achieve sustainable impact, we:
Commitments to Racial Equity
Our vision is to challenge racism and inspire all to advance equity—within our workplace, our work, and our world. Each of our offices around the world takes steps to address racial equity inside our firm and beyond. Our commitment to advancing racial equity spans across racial and ethnic identities facing societal inequality and injustice. In 2020, our leadership publicly announced six commitments to advancing racial equity.
Catalyzing Change by Investing $100 Million in Talent Resources over Five Years. BCG is establishing multiyear partnerships with leading organizations to address racial injustice and inequality in the US.
Accelerating Representation of Black BCGers. Through inclusion efforts and other initiatives, BCG is driving parity in retention, increasing representation in leadership, educating leaders and staff, and enhancing employee sponsorship and development. We remain committed to making BCG a place where all talent thrives.
Strengthening Our Supplier Diversity Efforts. We are making innovative changes to our minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) supplier policy and measuring the diversity of our vendors.
Fostering Accountability by Accelerating the Clarity, Ambition, and Measurement of Our Goals. BCG is detailing what we aspire to, what we are working on, and what progress we are making on DEI.
Donating $1 Million over Five Years to Organizations Leading the Change. We have begun with contributions to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Loveland Foundation, the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, Black Girl Ventures, and the Innocence Project.
Advancing the Pursuit of Racial Equity with Our Clients Through the Lens of Total Societal Impact (TSI). Using TSI, we can work with the world’s largest organizations to ensure that racial equity is fully considered, measured, and advanced.
At BCG, we partner with leaders across the business community and society to tackle many of the world’s toughest challenges, including racial equity.
BCG supports the Business Roundtable's Racial Equity & Justice subcommittees on Education & Workforce and Finance. BCG's Rich Lesser, serves on both groups and as a member of the Business Roundtable's Board of Directors. We are a founding member of the World Economic Forum’s Racial Justice in Business initiative—a coalition of 44 organizations committed to improving racial and ethnic justice in the workplace and advocating for inclusive policy change.
We’re proud to be a participating partner in Management Leadership for Tomorrow’s (MLT) Racial Equity at Work Certification Programs, which establish measurable standards for what it means to be a racially equitable employer. Alongside BCG Digital Ventures, we partnered with MLT to develop and launch the Black Equity at Work Certification two years ago. At present, BCG has achieved bronze certification in the program.
We also recently partnered with MLT to help launch the Hispanic Equity at Work Certification. We look forward to developing a comprehensive racial equity plan that will continue to help us hold ourselves accountable to making significant progress.
Commitments to Gender Equality
Recruiting, retaining, and advancing women at BCG is a top priority. Our Women@BCG network supports our women by educating leaders and staff, offering customized development and sponsorship plans that connect women with the firm’s most senior leaders, and facilitating valuable connection and affiliation opportunities. We track and measure representation, holding ourselves accountable to retention and advancement aspirations across all levels of the organization.
Additionally, we have enhanced our focus on our allies. The Men as Allies program in North America engages male employees in our gender diversity initiatives by including men in the critical conversations around inclusion and advancement of women in the workplace. Prominent BCG leaders have also taken strides to push the Women@BCG agenda.
Commitments to LGBTQ Equality
BCG strives to create an environment in which all LGBTQ employees feel confident in their ability to bring their authentic selves to work and secure collaborating with colleagues and clients. Through Pride@BCG, we support LGBTQ colleagues so they can grow personally and professionally—while fully respecting each person’s choices about their own journey and, where appropriate, need for confidentiality.
Our Pride@BCG network focuses on:
Pride@BCG alumni are a further valuable resource, providing professional guidance to current members and maintaining an ongoing relationship with the group. Alumni are invited to attend different events within their region and receive regular updates.
We sponsor and serve as thought partners with:
The network advances three goals:
BCG continues to design accessible offices, maintain and upgrade current offices, promote education and awareness among office staff, and accommodate employee needs.
We are a member of The Valuable 500 and are committed to putting disability inclusion at the top of our people agenda.
Commitments to Military Veterans
BCG deeply values the talent, training, and proven leadership skills of military veterans. Our North America Veterans@BCG network promotes affiliation among military recruiting candidates, BCG employees, and alumni representing every branch of military service and intelligence services around the world.
The network’s mission is to raise awareness of civilian career paths for veterans, support their unique career transition, and help veterans leverage their individual skills to succeed at BCG.
Beyond BCG, Veterans@BCG has partnered with Commit Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, and other nonprofit organizations. In addition, several members of the network participate in pro bono work that directly affects members of these communities.
BCG has been selected as one of 30 finalists for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, which is the highest recognition given by the US Department of Defense to employers for their exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve members.