Bain provides sustainability program to French and Dutch groups
World technique consulting agency Bain & Firm has teamed up with two main European tutorial establishments to develop a tailor-made sustainability program for its consultants.
In a bid to remain forward within the quickly evolving world of sustainability and setting, social and governance (ESG), in addition to internalise the agency’s ambitions to stroll the discuss, Bain & Firm is sending all its consultants in France and the Netherlands to a brand new sustainability course.
Developed in collaboration with HEC Paris and TU Delft for the agency’s French and Dutch groups respectively, all fee-earners – from affiliate to associate – can be enrolled to finish this system by the top of this yr.
“Local weather change has turn out to be a strategic precedence for our clients and a serious concern for our staff. We should all be capable of perceive these traits and their evolution,” stated Ada Di Marzo, Managing Director of Bain & Firm in France.
On the similar time, “the complexity of local weather problem and the speedy tempo of technological change imply that our consultants should proceed to develop their experience in these areas to be able to present their shoppers with the most recent information and insights,” Di Marzo added.
Veronique Pauwels, Managing Companion of Bain’s Amsterdam workplace, added: “At Bain, all of us attempt to stay on high of the most recent traits, applied sciences and rising options. On this quickly altering setting, we plan to additional strengthen our ESG skillset by means of persevering with training for all of our individuals, to be able to assist our shoppers ‘do the precise factor’ whereas discovering methods to generate worth by constructing towards a extra sustainable future.”
This system with HEC Paris and TU Delft covers essential themes within the sustainability and ESG house, together with local weather change modelling, carbon transition, power transition, circularity, meals transition, sustainable provide chains, and ‘inexperienced’ client mega traits.
“Sustainability and accountability subjects are on the coronary heart of a rising variety of our assignments, from low-carbon methods to round enterprise fashions, and scientifically based mostly targets are more and more the usual. That’s why we’re investing on this in-depth and distinctive coaching program,” stated Alejandro Navarro, Companion and Head of the Sustainability & Accountability follow within the Netherlands.
In line with releases from the enterprise colleges, Bainees (as Bain consultants are dubbed internally) will obtain a complete of 40 hours of coaching per advisor.
François Montaville , Head of Bain’s ESG competence heart in France, stated the agency picked the educational establishments for his or her frontrunning nationwide and pan-European place within the local weather and power panorama.
Going ahead, Bain & Firm plans to arrange related coaching packages for all its groups worldwide. “These improvement in France and the Netherlands are a milestone in our broader ESG coaching curriculum globally” stated François Faelli, who earlier this yr was named the agency’s inaugural international chief for ESG.
In the meantime, in an analogous transfer Deloitte has dedicated to offering all its 330,000 staff worldwide entry to a sustainability coaching course. Bain & Firm’s high rivals nonetheless – McKinsey & Firm and Boston Consulting Group – have thus far not unveiled any plans for a company-wide ESG coaching.
Internally, by the top of 2022, Bain & Firm goals to must have transitioned from a carbon net-zero to a carbon net-negative enterprise. Globally, the agency has over 13,000 staff throughout 63 workplaces in 38 nations.