Art & Impact at BCG

One of 2018’s most exciting projects was an in-depth art initiative at Boston Consulting Group’s new global headquarters in Boston. It was so much fun to sit down with Maria Garcia of WBUR, Boston’s local NPR station, to talk about the project.

Here’s an excerpt:

Corporate art collections today show that most companies who acquire art are either commissioning or using art they already own to set a tone for their internal culture. In other words, the art helps recruit millennials, who expect their employers to engage in social causes, like supporting local artists.

"I do think that the shift that we're seeing with the way companies engage with arts and culture also reflects the rise of corporate social responsibility in the last 10 years," said Lemle.

As we sat in a café at the new headquarters and looked at paintings on the wall, BCG's senior director of business management Jeri Herman told me she's experienced that evolution. "I've been in the corporate world for more than 25 years... What we have found particularly in recent years is this generation of workers really expects to work someplace that is committed to making an impact."

Read and listen to the rest here.

Rachel Mica Weiss  installs her commissioned work at BCG. Photo courtesy of Nicole Baas.

Rachel Mica Weiss installs her commissioned work at BCG. Photo courtesy of Nicole Baas.

Natalie Lemle