OC&C Strategy Consultants gains B Corp certification

06 December 2023 Consulting.us 2 min. read

OC& Strategy Consultants has been named a certified B Corporation, the London-headquartered consultancy announced yesterday.

To become one of the 7,000+ for-profit corporations that hold the designation, OC&C had to undergo a rigorous evaluation by B Lab, the global nonprofit that administers the B Corp program.

Companies must receive a minimum score of 80 from an assessment of social and environmental performance, integrate B Corp commitments into company governing documents, and pay an annual fee based on annual sales. Companies must also be re-certified every three years to maintain B Corp status.

OC&C says the B Corp certification aligns with values and initiatives previously pursued by the firm. Its client work increasingly embeds ESG principles and pro bono work has expanded to 1.5% of revenue, the consultancy said in a press release.OC&C Strategy Consultants becomes certified B CorporationEnvironmentally, OC&C performs in-depth measurements of carbon emissions and setting and is working towards science-based targets to minimize footprint in the short- and long-term.

“We aspired to become a B Corp to put our values into practice - moving beyond profit to make a positive impact on people and the planet,” said Will Hayllar, OC&C's global managing partner. “As a global strategy consulting firm growing in size and influence, it's critical to ensure these principles are intrinsic to both our core strategic work for clients and the way our business operates more widely.”

Founded in 1987, OC&C provides strategy, operations, and M&A advisory to retail, consumer goods, TMT, leisure and hospitality, and private equity clients, among others. The firm has over 800 employees across offices in Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific.

OC&C has US offices in Boston and New York.

“We are delighted to welcome OC&C Strategy Consultants to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good,” said Chris Turner, executive director of B Lab UK. “We know that OC&C Strategy Consultants are going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward.”