Social impact

Investing in a sustainable future is our firm’s mission. As a Bainie, you have a variety of opportunities to dedicate time and energy to your heart's projects and work out solutions for social issues. Our firm’s commitment in this area is based on three pillars: collaboration with partner organizations, engagement at local initiatives, and our day-to-day work with clients. Just recently, EcoVadis – the most prestigious platform for environmental, social and ethical performance – awarded us a gold medal, placing us among the top two percent of all companies surveyed.

Partner organizations

For many years we’ve been working with several organizations that drive positive societal change. Key areas include education, sustainable development and environmental issues.

As a pro-bono consultant, you can work with the international NGO Medair to improve relief structures, or develop sustainable fundraising solutions for UNHCR , the United Nations refugee agency.

We also support innovative local initiatives – for instance, by giving Bainies the option to become sparring partners for student-level founding teams, helping them develop solutions for pressing social problems. Examples include Vision Lab and The Mission.

Bainies in action

“Practice what you preach” is a motto we take to heart: At Bain, you have a range of options for social commitment and socially responsible action in your everyday work. The following are some of our local initiatives.

CARBON NEUTRAL

Since 2012 we have been certified as a carbon-neutral company. We offset our emissions, including trips to clients, by supporting numerous green projects. If you want to help reduce our firm’s climate impact, you can join your office’s "Green team". These teams develop and implement steps to reduce our ecological footprint, for instance by encouraging the use of low-carbon transportation on business travels.

Externships

At one of our three- to six-month externships, you have an opportunity to contribute your skill and talent to NGOs, social enterprises, and public-sector organizations. Choose between our long-standing partner organizations or a non-profit of your own choice.

Volunteer work & Fundraising

Our firm’s charity work is often based on long-term collaboration. For example, we regularly host charity auctions or fundraising campaigns. At our annual "Community Impact Day", our offices demonstrate their commitment to their respective local communities by helping to renovate playgrounds, reforest public parks and much more. At occasions like these, we’ve seen lots of hidden talents revealed!

Client work

In all our client projects, it is a genuine concern of ours to ensure that sustainability is embedded in the company’s business strategy. Why? Because we believe that sustainability holds opportunities for any organization. We help clients focus on measures that will create lasting impact, and to do well in all aspects of sustainability – from plastics recycling to climate efficiency to securing their sustainable environment, social, and governance (ESG) performance. 

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Becoming a Bainie

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