Category Archives: Partner for Impact

On Impact: From Leafcutter Ants to Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

By: Vikki Tam There it was: a green dash line crawling against the moist brown earth. Each dash seemed slightly jagged, yet the line itself was defiantly straight and stretched for as far as my eye could see. As I bent … Continue reading

Bain Social Impact Project – Helping a Special Family

December 13, 2015 – On a Sunday morning, a group of Bainies from the Moscow office purchased and delivered a physical therapy device for Yulya, an 8-year-old girl suffering from cerebral palsy. Elizaveta Selyavina, an Associate Consultant in Moscow, describes … Continue reading

Making Entrepreneurship Contagious

The image of the individualistic, do-it-yourself entrepreneur is romantic and deeply entrenched, but new research from Endeavor and Bain & Company suggests that it is also misleading. Endeavor, a non-profit organization in the field of high-impact entrepreneurship, has long recognized … Continue reading

The disruptive potential of feedback

The Net Promoter System (NPS), was featured at a recent summit of non-profit practitioners seeking to incorporate beneficiary feedback into program design and delivery. Vikki Tam (a senior Bain partner and one of the featured speakers) spoke to the group … Continue reading

Bain partners with Village Enterprise

Village Enterprise equips people living in extreme poverty with the resources to create sustainable businesses, including business training, mentoring, grants and savings programs. Read more about recent support provided by Bain Bay Area to help with their future growth ambitions … Continue reading

Solving big environmental problems with TNC

We are excited to unveil an interview with Mike Sweeney, the executive director of TNC’s California chapter. He joined The Nature Conservancy in 1998 and has had 16 years of experience solving major environmental problems in the US. Before TNC, … Continue reading

Bringing consulting to the classroom with Spark 101

Jerrod and Matt, Consultant and Senior Associate Consultant in our Dallas office, share their recent Bain Social Impact experience devoted to education, one of Bain’s global social impact priorities. One of the many reasons we love working at Bain is … Continue reading

Joining forces to save the planet

The Bain Bay Area is excited to announce that The Nature Conservancy is their latest multiyear social impact partner. Read on to learn more about the organization and the work planned for the coming years. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is … Continue reading

2015 India Philanthropy Report

Aditya Goel and Swati Ganeti, Consultant and Senior Associate Consultant respectively, in our New Delhi office share their experience as part of the team contributing to the 2015 India Philanthropy Report. This year, we got the exciting chance to be … Continue reading

Building school leadership in California

Education is one of Bain’s global social impact priorities.  Here, Ashwin and Carey, a Consultant and Associate Consultant in our Los Angeles office, talk about their recent experience on an important, ongoing education project in California.  Over the last four months, … Continue reading

Innovation-Led Development for Poor Nations

Bryan Mezue is a second year consultant who recently co-authored a paper with Harvard Professor Clay Christensen on the role of innovation in macroeconomic development. He also co-founded and sits of the board of WAVE, a vocational education non-profit in … Continue reading

My KIPPternship at Bain SF

KIPP is a rapidly expanding network of charter schools that serves underrepresented and unprivileged communities throughout the nation. To date, KIPP has grown to 162 schools across 20 states serving more than 58,000 students from predominantly less privileged backgrounds. KIPP’s … Continue reading

How agricultural innovations can transform lives

Innovations can transform the lives of those farming and living on less than $4 a day, but what will it take to get these products into the hands of smallholder farmers?  A new report released today by Bain and Acumen, with … Continue reading

Working on the 2014 India Philanthropy Report

A Consultant in our Mumbai office shares his experience as part of the team contributing to the 2014 India Philanthropy Report. Earlier this year, I was staffed on a very exciting project – helping research and write Bain’s India Philanthropy … Continue reading

Impacta’s partnership with TECHO in Mexico

Impacta is a Social Impact Organization (similar to US-based Inspire) that offers consulting services to non-profit organizations and social enterprises in Mexico. Most of the consulting staff in Impacta are Bainies that dedicate their extra 10% to support these organizations through either pro-bono … Continue reading