Managing Director & Partner
Kedra Newsom Reeves is a core member of the Financial Institutions and Social Impact practices at Boston Consulting Group. She has deep experience and expertise at the intersection of people, operations, and technology. Her work has focused on the design and implementation of strategic operating models in asset management, banking, and social services. In addition to her work with clients, she has co-authored multiple publications on the topics of financial inclusion, community investment, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, including a TED talk on the wealth gap, in an effort to change the narrative around social impact.
Kedra was recently recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of Corporate America’s most influential Black executives. At BCG, she also serves as a member of the Global Asset Management Leadership Team, a Center for Illinois’ Future board member, a co-lead for the Center for Inclusion and Equity and the Great Lakes, and Black+Latinx@BCG Network co-lead for North America. Kedra started her financial services career as a technologist at Merrill Lynch.
Financial institutions that lead on social tend to outperform. But there is no “net zero” for social—and banks are struggling to seize the opportunity.
Once regarded as punitive actions, equity assessments are emerging as rich opportunities for organizations willing to take a closer look at their diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
Institutional investors were late to realize the alpha potential of clean tech and other environmental investments. They should avoid making the same mistake with social impact.
Equitable products, built on the concept of human-centered design, increase value by providing a better customer experience and solidifying brand trust.
To create inclusive workforces and inclusive products, companies must treat inclusion as a business innovation. Bridging the racial wealth gap requires committed resources and responsibilities.
Inequality is a complex challenge. To tackle it, governments should not only provide safety nets for citizens but also create trampolines that help them advance.
In a uniquely tumultuous year, assets under management worldwide showed strong overall growth, passing a major milestone along the way.
Kedra Newsom Reeves shares powerful advice on how leaders can make meaningful progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion in business.
BCG's partnership with TED is built on the belief that ideas are worth sharing and can have a real-world impact. With 138 TED Talks viewed over 143 million times online, we are excited to look back at the powerful ideas presented by BCG experts, and beyond.
There are many challenges surrounding long-term investments for disadvantaged communities. Building project pipelines, simplifying transactions and increasing flow of capital are crucial to reversing this trend.