Social & Public Sector

What we do

We help tackle some of the world's toughest social issues by partnering with groundbreaking nonprofit organizations, government entities and private sector companies.

Our social and public sector clients work with us to develop new ways to address issues from education to global development to sustainability, and they are seeing results on all fronts.

  • Global development: Bain partners with cutting-edge, global organizations that support entrepreneurship in emerging markets to help scale local businesses, create jobs and ultimately combat global poverty.
  • Primary and secondary education: Our commitment to helping transform education is at the forefront of Bain's social sector involvement.
  • Higher education: Bain has decades of experience helping leading academic institutions set and advance their strategies and improve operations.
  • Public sector and government: We work with bold, ambitious leaders who are not satisfied with the status quo and are eager for change to realize their economic and social goals.
  • Sustainability and corporate responsibility: We help our clients integrate sustainability considerations into the heart of their decisions and strategies, to create long-term competitive advantage.

Bain partners both with global organizations firmwide and with organizations at the local level. Many of these partnerships are multi-year, multi-faceted relationships that deliver substantial and enduring improvements.

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How we help

Today, about one billion people worldwide are malnourished. More than a billion people lack access to clean water. Twenty percent of children receive no education, and many of those that do may not get the education they need. Meanwhile, companies around the world are trying to grow—and their activities and strategies also profoundly affect the environment and society.

All of these issues present corporations, governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with immense new challenges and equally vast opportunities. Thoughtful leaders are committing themselves to fostering social development and implementing sustainable practices—and they want results.

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Bain combines the best of our private-sector expertise and time-tested tools, data-driven analysis, practical insights and methodologies with a deep understanding of the social and public sectors to create and implement tailored strategies for our clients.

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Insights
We develop insights that work for our clients. Our approach and recommendations are highly customized and lead to practical actions. Below is a selection of our retail experts' perspectives on important issues. Visit Bain Insights to read more.
Our team

We have a core group of senior nonprofit and public sector experts that we deploy across the globe. In addition to Bain's Social & Public Sector practice heads, we have a Leadership Council, which includes the firm's most senior members, that meets quarterly to review our social and public sector client work around the world. Please contact us to submit a business inquiry.

Our leadership team

  • Jenny
  • Jenny Davis-Peccoud

    Global Social Impact practice head

    London

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  • Vikki
  • Vikki Tam

    Global Development practice head

    New York

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  • Chris
  • Chris Bierly

    US Education practice head

    Boston

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  • Jeff
  • Jeff Denneen

    Higher Education global practice head

    Atlanta

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  • Steven
  • Steven Tallman

    Global Operations head

    San Francisco

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