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Corporate/CSR

FSG believes the private sector can play a critical role in helping address the world’s social and environmental challenges. Corporations, through their core business and their philanthropic activities, can help address social and environmental issues in ways that strengthen their competitive positioning and profitability.

We serve as a strategic advisor to leaders and teams, offering customized consulting to corporations at every step in their journey. We draw on our experience working with industry-leading multinational clients, nearly two decades of research on innovative and effective practices, and dialogue with practitioners from around the world through the Shared Value Initiative.

FSG brings a mix of analytical support, stakeholder management expertise, and organizational change coaching to help teams align on and execute on a strategy. Our projects include meaningful engagement with C-level executives as well as with the people and communities our clients serve.

We have worked with more than 100 companies, many of them Fortune 100 companies, across industries (food & agriculture, health & pharma, IT, financial services, energy, and retail).

Our Corporate Clients

  • Corporate Foundation and CSR Leaders
    We partner with corporate foundation and CSR leaders to create business-aligned CSR portfolios that achieve measurable outcomes.
    Projects: General MillsSAP, Toyota, and AB inBev.
  • Business and Sustainability Leaders
    Together with business and sustainability leaders, we develop purpose-driven positioning and shared value strategies that achieve profitability and societal impact at scale.
    Projects: ToyotaBD, Dow, and Mars.
  • See corporate client case examples >
  • FSG’s client list >

Expertise

  • Develop and strengthen strategies for corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy, and sustainability efforts
    Analyzing and improving CSR and societal engagement portfolios, and identifying goal-oriented investment and partnership opportunities. We also work with companies to design “signature initiatives” that position companies as leaders in creating business-aligned societal impact.
  • Develop and implement shared value strategies
    Developing strategies to increase profitability and drive growth while addressing societal problems. Services include identifying shared value opportunities, building the business case, designing the change management process, and building partnerships. Learn more about shared value >
  • Define purpose-driven positioning and develop transition plans to enhance company purpose
    Supporting companies in identifying an enterprise-wide societal purpose, and developing strategies that embed that purpose across the company.
  • Build collaborative efforts to help solve complex social problems
    Advising companies on how to tackle complex social problems that require broad cross-sectoral collaboration. 

FSG brought a thoughtful, informed, real-world perspective to our strategic planning process. Their input and support laid the foundation for a remarkable, global strategic plan that will revolutionize our work. I highly recommend FSG to other philanthropy professionals!
 Mary Jane Melendez, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GENERAL MILLS FOUNDATION
A lot of times a consultant helps you put a notebook on the shelf. What we developed was a strategy that is tied to the corporate strategy and is having a direct impact on what we’re doing from a business and a social impact perspective. FSG helped us create the right tools, training, and process.
Rob Vallentine, President, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation and Director of Global Citizenship, The Dow Chemical Company
The FSG team is different from other consultants. They don't just throw out a bunch of recommendations and leave; they really care about helping us make an impact in the world and in our business.
Latondra Newton, Former Group Vice President, Social Innovation, Toyota Motor North America and Former Chief Program Officer, Toyota Mobility Foundation
FSG is our ‘go to’ organization for advancing the state of the art in shared value.
Gary Cohen, Executive Vice President and President, Global Health and Development, Becton, Dickinson and Company

Research and Tools