We are a not-for-profit, founded by BCG, that works with governments, public servants, and other changemakers to reimagine government. We turn ideas into action so that government works for everyone.
We keep our ear to the ground through ongoing research and conversation. We develop the tools and training changemakers need to make government both effective and legitimate. We are putting our vision for government into practice through projects and partnerships that help us build a movement together.
Why we do what we do
A world where governments help societies to better respond to the complex challenges they face by prioritising human relationships and championing the need for our public institutions to listen, learn and adapt.
At the Centre for Public Impact, we are…
Telling the story
by constantly seeking and sharing emerging insights for how government can be reimagined, and drawing them together to form a compelling and inspiring new vision for government;
Supporting the journey
by providing practical tools, training and hands-on support for those seeking to reimagine government to give them the confidence to act; and
Building a movement
of changemakers around the world so they can learn from one another and gain mutual inspiration.
we have the courage to speak the truth, to challenge without fear and tackle the difficult questions
we respect differences, we seek to understand them and we look out for one another
we are positive about what we and governments can do for our societies
we are non-partisan, we work together and seek ideas and solutions across the divides
In our work with governments we observe that there is a significant slippage between policy aspirations and citizen impact. There are many reasons for that and we at Boston Consulting Group believed we could make a contribution to addressing the causes of this failure to deliver the desired impact, but others inside and outside governments could too. That is why we founded the Centre for Public Impact in 2015.
We are immensely proud of CPI and all it is doing to push boundaries around how to deliver impact, in part by developing new models for delivering public services so that citizens really do benefit, and thereby rebuild confidence in government and the public service.
Vincent Chin, BCG Managing Director & Senior PartnerGlobal Leader, Public Sector Practice
Who we work with
We draw inspiration from the citizens, public servants, frontline workers, and other changemakers who are reimagining government. We work with governments and their partners around the world to share and test the emerging insights we see shaping this new vision for government. This includes our founders at BCG, with whom we collaborate to build global insights and understanding on issues that support our mission.
Who we are
We are an international team of innovators, researchers, communicators, dreamers – and a few recovering consultants – who draw on the insights of our Board, Fellows and People’s Panel to help shape and test our ideas and initiatives.
Where we are
We are divided among three teams
Based in London with team members spread from Brazil to Australia, our Global team works to align and further our thinking and research worldwide, while also leading key operational and communications functions for all teams.
Based in Washington, D.C., our team in North America specialises in conducting research and implementing projects about city innovation, economic mobility and government legitimacy.
Based in London, our team in the United Kingdom specialises in conducting research and implementing projects about sharing power, citizen engagement and government legitimacy.