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Bain & Company

It takes bold as well as pragmatic thinking to address the pressing challenges of today, with refugee numbers at record levels. We want to contribute by bringing our global talent, expertise and insight to UNHCR and thereby contribute to one of the biggest social causes in this world.

Michael Jongeneel, Partner, Bain Amsterdam


About the partnership

Since: 2016

Location: Support to UNHCR teams at global, regional and national levels.

Since 2016, Bain & Company provides invaluable pro bono support to UNHCR on a range of strategic and organizational topics. For example, Bain has advised UNHCR on the design and set-up of change management and business transformation capabilities, with the goal of strengthening UNHCR’s ability to deliver its mandate, as part of the wider United Nations reform agenda.

It helped UNHCR develop a clear and actionable strategy on private sector engagement with the aim to substantially increase funds raised and engagement with companies, foundations and philanthropists. The aim is to nearly triple private-sector funding to US$1 billion. Furthermore, Bain has helped UNHCR private sector operations at regional and national level to develop engagement strategies and plans.

This support is part of Bain & Company’s ten-year commitment to invest more than US$1 billion in pro bono services bringing their talent, expertise and insight to organizations tackling today’s urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development and the environment.

Impact at a glance

  • Supported UNHCR on strategic reviews, business transformations and change initiatives.
  • Helped UNHCR develop and operationalize a sustainable global fundraising strategy and operating model, which aim to nearly triple private-sector funding to US$1 billion.
  • Advised several UNHCR offices on regional and local private sector strategy development, including in MENA and Europe

Sustainable Development Goals in focus

  • SDG17 Partnerships to Achieve the Goals
Contact us

If you are interested in exploring a partnership with UNHCR, please contact us at [email protected]