As in previous years, BCG’s Copenhagen office pursued a three-pronged approach to increasing our social impact commitment.
First, we conducted the same type of fully resourced casework that we do for all clients but aimed at important societal issues:
The Integration Potential
Our consultants continued to research and asses the state of integration in Denmark, finding that the economy could see a 75 billion DKK boost by capitalizing fully on integration.
Food Loss and Waste
Our consultants published the article “Tackling the 1.6-Billion-Ton Food Loss and Waste Crisis”, which also discussed the $1.2 trillion opportunity related to solving the crisis.
Second, the BCG Copenhagen office selected focus areas and BCG partner organizations for projects, which the staff worked on in their spare time.
Gender Diversity Roundtable
Our staff worked to further advance gender diversity in partnership with UN Women. We held the third Gender Diversity Roundtable, gathering 15 Danish leaders from the corporate, educational, and social sectors to share their experiences.
The Ocean Cleanup
We continued to assist this Dutch-based tech startup by assessing ways to generate revenue from the plastic it pulls from the oceans.
Mind Your Own Business
Our staff collaborated with this organization, continuing to help young boys start their own microbusinesses
INDEX: Design to Improve Life
We extended a commitment to this nonprofit and the companies competing for its awards.
Our staff helped social startups on this platform and worked with the organization to advance the platform.
Third, the office enabled our consultants to participate in BCG’s global social impact casework and initiatives.
WWF – the World Wildlife Fund
We supported a WWF project to define a new deal for nature.
BCG’s Social Impact Immersion Programme
BCG’s Social Impact Immersion Program: A consultant from the Copenhagen office joined other colleagues who are in this program and dedicating 12 months to social impact.
WFP – the World Food Programme
We supported a project collaborating with the WFP, a global partner of BCG, to reduce child stunting in Tanzania.