FSG was founded in 2000 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter and Mark Kramer to help foundations create more effective strategies and impact beyond their grant dollars. Today, we are a global firm of 160 people in 6 offices on 3 continents. Each year we use our expertise in strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation to help hundreds of clients such as Nestlé, Novartis, UBS, Crédit Suisse, Firmenich, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Mars, TNT, European Climate Foundation and Terre des Hommes, improve their work in areas that range from health to economic development to education, and more.
Our people are a blend of consultants, strategists, issue area experts, and operations professionals. Collectively we’ve worked for organizations that range from McKinsey and Company to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Unilever, the U.S. Department of Education, and The World Bank. No matter our professional or personal background or our role at FSG, we are united by our commitment to creating equitable outcomes. As a team, we prioritize collaboration and empathy in order to work effectively with clients, partners, and the community members our clients serve.
Above all else, we believe that real change is possible, that tomorrow doesn’t have to be like today, and that passionate people infused with new insights and heightened aspirations can work together to transform our world.
Ideas for changing the world
We develop and share ideas and insights that we believe have the power to change the world. While we are most well-known for our work in collective impact and shared value, we also write extensively about learning and evaluation, inclusive markets, and systems thinking.