Bain Principal earns Master’s degree in Sustainability

Congratulations to Bain’s Gerry Mattios, who recently received his Master’s in Sustainability from the University of Cambridge!

Gerry (2nd row, fifth from the left) celebrates graduation with his Cambridge classmates

Gerry (2nd row, fifth from the left) celebrates graduation with his Cambridge classmates

The goal of the Cambridge Sustainability Leadership program is to equip business leaders with a better “understanding of the most urgent and critical social, environmental, ethical and economic challenges facing the world, and to equip them to respond more effectively.”


Gerry is a Principal in Bain’s Beijing office and a member of Bain’s Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility practice. His work focuses on supply chain, procurement, and cost reduction, with a particular interest in helping clients to achieve cost savings through sustainability. His recent sustainability projects include the report Enabling Trade: From Farm to Fork, produced in partnership with the World Economic Forum. From Farm to Fork addresses the impact of supply chain barriers to food value chains and ways to reduce food waste. Gerry also recently worked on a strategic sourcing project for a large technology client seeking to reduce dependency on rare earth metals. He pursued his sustainability degree while working full-time at Bain.

Gerry says that his two “key takeaways from the course are:

1. As humans, we have to urgently reinvent ourselves if we want to maintain our current standards of living. The process of this reinvention starts with our consumption habits. Thankfully, there are many companies and governments setting the pace in this journey of transformation. The Cambridge course helped me to gain deep understanding of these pioneering examples.

2. My new motto in life is Sustainability = Eat Less, Walk More, Buy Fewer. If we all follow this simple motto we can already start making positive impact!”

You can read more about Gerry and the Cambridge Sustainability Leadership Program in the Financial Times.

Congratulations, Gerry!

One Response to Bain Principal earns Master’s degree in Sustainability

  1. Supply chain and sustainability – the 2 most important aspects for all companies and industries in the future.

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