Our impact: Celebrating results

In the Social Impact Results Challenge's fifth year, entries poured in from across our regions, from Seeds of Hope in India and KIPP Houston in the US to King Baudouin Foundation in Belgium. Many of the applications were from enduring partnerships, demonstrating year-on-year impact and results. Challenge winners were chosen by our global leadership team and received donations to their partner organizations.

Learn about the regional challenge winners and participants:

2015 winners
Asia Challenge winner: Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF)
Kailash Satyarthi, co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, has spent the last 30 years fighting child abuse, lack of education and poor health. Bain India worked with KSCF to build a strategic roadmap for the organization and helped launch awareness and rehabilitation initiatives directly impacting at least 100,000 children within the first 6 months of launch.
"Bain has got involved across the board and are instrumental in getting things done." — Communications team, KSCF

EMEA Challenge winner: Social Business Incubator
Social Enterprises, while seen as a successful development vehicle for social causes, face two key gaps: funding and capabilities required to reach full potential and scale. To help address these gaps, Bain developed the Social Business Incubator and partnered with UnLtd, one of the UK's largest social enterprise funds. Together, we worked with 10 high potential enterprises to provide support and long term mentoring relationships.
"The support has been invaluable. Any social enterprise I meet would benefit enormously from this." — Entrepreneur

Americas Challenge winner: Denver Public Schools (DPS)
DPS is a national leader in school reform, but faced human capital challenges, largely due to limited coaching and development for teachers. Bain helped redesign DPS's incentive compensation system to motivate teachers to teach in 'hard to serve' schools, and developed new and compelling career pathways for teachers.
"It's the district's strongest action yet on giving teachers useful feedback and professional development. I have nothing but good things to say about this project." — Teacher at DPS School
2014
Asia Challenge winner:
Seeds of Hope is a Bain India initiative encouraging Bainies to submit viable ideas for social entrepreneurship. Since 2011, seven teams have won seed funding—resulting in initiatives such as a paper recycling business that employs handicapped people and victims of drug abuse and trafficking, and has already saved 2 thousand trees, 3 million liters of water and prevented 110 tons of carbon footprint.

EMEA Challenge winner:
Bain Brussels has been a strategic advisor for King Baudouin Foundation (KBF), the largest Belgian foundation, since 2010. The team recently partnered with KBF to do a strategic review of their venture philanthropy fund to help maximize its impact. As a result, the venture philanthropy fund will be able to double the number of organizations it supports by 2017.

Americas Challenge winner:
Bain Houston partnered with KIPP Houston, as part of our multi-office KIPP partnership, to help them improve their talent management processes and academic and operational systems to enable aggressive growth objectives. As a result of the partnership, teacher retention has already increased 15% and enrollment is expected to triple by the year 2030.
2013
FlorenceAsia Challenge winner:
Bain Tokyo has been a key partner to children’s home-care provider Florence over the past 6 years. Through the ongoing partnership, our Tokyo team has helped Florence significantly overhaul and improve their margin, achieve industry-leading customer and employee loyalty increases (as measured by Net Promoter® scores) and experience 7.5x growth of their customer base.

Bon VentureEMEA Challenge winner:
Bain Germany partnered with Bon Venture to develop a future strategy and model that will turn negative financial returns into a market pioneering break-even and help kick-start the next stage of the German Impact Investing market.

EndeavorAmericas Challenge winner:
Bain New York has been partnering with Endeavor for the past three years as part of a multi-office, multi-faceted relationship that extends globally. Since the beginning of the partnership, Endeavor has experienced a 2x increase in their country expansion rate, a 14-point increase in entrepreneur NPS® and a 3x increase in average revenue growth in Endeavor-supported companies.
2012
One FoundationAsia Challenge winner:
Bain Greater China has been a key strategic partner to Jet Li One Foundation since its launch in 2006. Through the ongoing partnership, our China team has helped Jet Li One Foundation broaden their impact, advance their operating model and capabilities, and develop corporate fundraising programs. Bain Australia's partnership with Goodstart Early Learning also earned finalist recognition.

Social Business TrustEMEA Challenge winner:
Bain London has had an ongoing partnership with the Social Business Trust since its founding. Recent projects for two of their investee enterprises, The Challenge Network and the London Early Years Foundation, will help triple the number of children impacted while maintaining sustainable economics. Partnerships with SOMOS in Spain and the Micro Insurance Academy in Germany were also recognized as finalists.

UNT DallasAmericas Challenge winner:
Bain Dallas partnered with UNT Dallas to help develop a revolutionary lower-cost university model that is projected to be 50-80% lower than traditional schools while maintaining high graduation rates. The new model is expected to expand access to higher education across the region. Partnerships with Special Olympics Canada in Toronto and the San Francisco Aids Foundation were also recognized as finalists.
2011
doctor-165x110.jpgAsia Challenge winner:
The Sydney office has helped the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA build a world class cancer treatment and research center over the past 8 years as it works toward its grand opening in 2013, with support ranging from vision and strategy to funding and operations. View all Asia participants

mother-165x110l.jpgEMEA Challenge winner:
The mothers2mothers case team is pioneering work in South Africa to help reduce mother-to-baby transmission of AIDS. View all EMEA participants

Chicago_Rowe-Elementary-165x110.jpgAmericas Challenge winner:
Our San Francisco office has established a multi-faceted partnership with KIPP Bay Area Schools—including case work, volunteering, fundraising and office education—through which we helped develop their ten-year growth and fundraising strategy. View all Americas participants
2010
euros-189x126EMEA Challenge winner:
Using our well-know Net-Promoter® system, a Madrid team helped Spain's Asociación Española de Fundraising discover the reasons behind a drop-off in contributions and facilitate a donor acquisition campaign. A year later, AEF affiliated charities, such as Médicos sin Fronteros and Amnistía Internacional, saw churn rates drop by as much as 40%.


Rowe_165pxAmericas Challenge winner :
A Chicago team helped found the Rowe Elementary Charter School with activities ranging from identifying best practices, facilitating a partnership with a community nonprofit—Northwestern University Settlement House, to helping select the principal and launch the school. Rowe now has more than 260 children enrolled and is thriving.