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 economic development to sustainability, and they are seeing results on all fronts.

  • Economic 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 firm-wide 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.


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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