BCG to Acquire Quantis to Accelerate Sustainable Transformation

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Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the world's premier strategy consulting firm, has announced a deal to acquire Quantis, a pioneering environmental sustainability consultancy advising many of the world's largest corporations on their sustainability transformation. The parties expect that the acquisition will be completed later this month.

Quantis was founded in 2006 and has since expanded to over 250 environmental experts and transformation professionals, particularly in Europe and the United States. The worldwide consulting firm has a track record of successfully implementing a science-based, systems-level approach to accelerating the sustainable business transformation to operate within planetary boundaries.

Quantis is known for pioneering creative solutions to crucial and diverse environmental concerns such as climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as water scarcity, deforestation, and plastic pollution. Quantis will continue to function as a separate business unit within BCG, with the same brand and leadership team.

Christoph Schweizer, BCG CEO, said: 

"Bringing together Quantis and BCG is an exciting step in strengthening our ability to help clients protect our planet and transform sustainably. Many of the CEOs I speak to want to take action but are looking for the kind of deep expertise our Quantis team offers to solve their complex problems. I am proud to welcome this accomplished and passionate team to BCG.”

Dimitri Caudrelier, Quantis CEO, said: 

"Combining BCG’s extensive industry knowledge and transformation capability with Quantis’ deep scientific expertise and solid sustainability reputation will create an unstoppable force to drive the shift from business as usual to business at its best.

"The stakes for our planet have never been higher. This deal will enable us to take a critical leap towards achieving our vision for a new planetary economy. I am also thrilled about the opportunities it will create for Quantisians to raise their level of impact and grow professionally. Uniting with BCG will enable us to fast-track the science-driven sustainable transformation to which Quantis has been unwaveringly committed since our start.”

“In the face of ever-pressing environmental challenges, we keep investing boldly in our climate and sustainability market leadership. In addition to strengthening BCG with the acquisition of Quantis, we plan to recruit thousands more climate and sustainability experts over the coming years and continue to expand our network of partners," Schweizer added.

BCG was recently named the exclusive consulting partner for COP27, which will be held in Egypt in November, providing analytical capabilities and industry insights garnered from its extensive experience assisting companies, governments, and multilateral organisations in accelerating their climate and sustainability journeys. 

BCG's support for COP27 builds on its long-standing commitment to the global climate agenda, which includes collaborations with the World Economic Forum, UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, successive COP presidencies, SBTi (Science Based Targets Initiative), CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, and First Movers Coalition.

Source: BCG

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