Bain & Company is committed to creating lasting social change. We roll up our sleeves and get results for all of our stakeholders—our clients, our communities, the social and public sectors as a whole, our people and our firm. We do it because that’s who we are. In 2011 alone, we donated over $41 million in pro bono consulting services, and our employees contributed more than 23 thousand hours of community service.
We have made a multi-year firm-wide commitment to address education reform and global poverty, two of the world’s most important social issues, by partnering with high-impact nonprofits. We are also committed to helping our corporate clients embed sustainability into their businesses, and we lead by example by being certified CarbonNeutral® across our global operations. In addition to our global commitments, our work touches a range of social issues, from homelessness to disease prevention to at-risk youth, with local partnerships customized at the office level.
Our approach to social impact is unique, partnering ‘top-down’ leadership with an equally powerful ‘bottom-up’ grassroots effort. This approach fosters an entrepreneurial spirit among our people to rally their colleagues, with the firm’s support, around a cause they are passionate about. We also provide many formal opportunities for our people to engage in social impact work, including pro bono casework and externships to get hands-on experience with nonprofits.
In addition to making an impact during a career at Bain & Company, the skills and experiences acquired as an employee at Bain & Company prove to be highly effective for successful careers in the social and public sector. Many of our alumni have gone on to leadership roles in the space and cite their Bain & Company skills as key enablers.