L.E.K. provides pro-bono consultancy services to Life Science Cares

15 August 2018 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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L.E.K. Consulting has been chosen by Life Sciences Cares (LSC) to support the nonprofit in the creation of a strategic five-year plan for economic growth and sustainability. LSC is a charitable effort of the life sciences industry to help tackle poverty in the Greater Boston area.

Life Sciences Cares is a nonprofit organization that draws on the financial and human resources of the life sciences industry in order to help tackle poverty in the Greater Boston area. The organizations drives initiatives that fight hunger, homelessness, and domestic abuse. Life Sciences Cares also funds STEM programs, success classes, job training, and mentoring to help break the cycle of poverty.

The nonprofit has announced the selection of management consultancy L.E.K. Consulting as a pro bono partner organization in 2018. L.E.K. is leading global business consulting firm, serving clients across a number of industries, including retail, energy, healthcare, and life sciences. In a recent ranking conducted by IgeaHub surveying life science and healthcare industry executives, researchers, investors, health policymakers, and patient advocates, L.E.K. was identified as a top consulting firm in the healthcare, pharma, and life sciences industries.

L.E.K. will draw on its deep strategic consulting expertise to help LSC create a five-year strategic plan to drive the nonprofit’s economic sustainability and growth. LSC currently works with about 150 life sciences companies and their leaders, building relationships and volunteer efforts with 19 nonprofit partner organizations.L.E.K. provides pro-bono consultancy services to Life Science Cares"Life Science Cares is growing fast amidst really incredible support from the industry," said founder and board chairman Rob Perez. "We are thrilled to have the great minds at L.E.K. Consulting working alongside us to build the organization for a long and successful future, maximizing our potential to impact poverty and improve lives."

L.E.K. will volunteer a crack team of strategists over a six-week period to support LSC. The pro-bono engagement was championed by L.E.K. Consulting's global head of Biopharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Pierre Jacquet, M.D., Ph.D. Jacquet, a managing director at the firm’s Boston office, also sits on the Life Sciences Cares Board of Advisors.

"As early participants with Life Science Cares' work, we have seen the incredible potential to engage the life sciences industry in giving back,” Jacquet said. L.E.K. is thrilled to be partnering with Life Science Cares to offer our expertise as they look to a future of growth and increasing impact.”

Corporate social responsibility and giving back to the community are a big part of L.E.K.’s core ethos. The consultancy has, as a result, been honored with Excellence in Social & Community Investment awards from Consulting Magazine for three of the past four years.