Cause Expertise


We craft strategies and programs that differentiate brands, deliver social impact, and inspire people to take action. As business and brand strategists, program architects and impact storytellers, we empower you to advance your social impact journey while always applying a DEI lens. Whether you are just getting started or taking your work to the next level, we’re ready. View our work and learn more about our expertise through our case studies.

Signature Programs

We architect and activate ownable, branded, and outcome-driven social impact programs that deliver business and social objectives. We lead design thinking processes, identify cause niches, and create best-in-class initiatives that integrate public-private partnerships, employee and consumer engagement, issue leadership, grant-making, marketing, and more. Together, these elements fuel a brand’s authentic story of impact.

ESG Strategy + reporting

We lead and execute ESG/CSR strategy and reporting processes. Working with a variety of stakeholders, our team supports clients throughout their ESG/CSR journey, including writing and design, materiality exercises, establishing science-based targets and third-party frameworks such as ISSB, SASB, TCFD, and GRI, enhancing investor communications, measurement and evaluation, and other framework development.

Thought Leadership

We position brands and executives as concerned leaders. Our strategies weave together the power of convenings, research, advocacy, lived experience, volunteerism, grant-making, partnerships, and stakeholder engagement to drive meaningful and equitable change. It’s about listening, collaborating, and sharing your voice around important causes.

Employee Engagement

We build and create inclusive experiences that nurture development, retain and attract diverse talent, and orient employees’ unique skills toward social impact. Our team designs and executes hands-on, virtual, and skills-based volunteer programs; toolkits; trainings; employee resource group (ERG) strategies; and global Volunteer Days. We focus on bringing a company’s purpose, culture, and values to life while creating a unique value proposition for employees.

impact measurement

We evaluate social and environmental impact through outcome-based measurement. After crafting a compelling theory of change, we develop frameworks and identify key qualitative and quantitative metrics to assess impact and guide programmatic design.

impact storytelling + communications

We craft internal and external communications strategies that share meaningful stories and inspire action. We develop brands, messages, and materials that help organizations effectively reach target audiences by harnessing the power of human- and data-driven storytelling.

strategic planning + frameworks

We architect strategic plans, frameworks, and messaging that propel social impact efforts. Through assessments, analysis, stakeholder engagement, and human-centered design tools, we develop a range of strategic plans – including activation, operations, partnership, and communication plans – to assist organizations of all kinds in driving progress.

Consumer Activation

We integrate social impact into the myriad of touch points consumers have with brands.  We craft education campaigns, cause marketing promotions, retail and digital experiences, events, and other inspire people to take action.

Trainings + Workshops

We facilitate customized trainings, workshops, and speaking engagements. We teach senior executives and social impact practitioners about crafting impact-driven strategies and programs related to all our expertise areas. These collaborative sessions utilize human-centered design practices, raise pressing issues, uncover unique points of view, and develop tangible action items to impact strategy and communications.

Interested in seeing some recent work we have done?