BCG has a strong history of supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. Our founding partners were passionate, with Colin Carter driving BCG’s co-founding of Jawun with Noel Pearson, and Westpac in 2000. Since then, we have sent more than 120 long-term secondees to Jawun’s Indigenous partner organisations, and over half of our senior leaders have been directly involved through secondment or executive visits.

We have contributed to topics like economic development, education, welfare reform, and assisting the drive towards self-determination through roadmaps like Empowered Communities. We’ve also been using our voice, publishing statements like our ‘Submission on an Indigenous Voice’ and educating our staff on issues like Nation Rebuilding through National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC week events.

We are deeply committed to advancing reconciliation within BCG and in Australia. Our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) affirms this ambition. 

The First Nations@BCG employee network is integral to these efforts. It is a a place for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander employees and allies to drive the internal and external actions of the firm towards reconciliation. It has also been envisaged as a network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to build connections and mentorship, much like our other diversity and inclusion pillars (Women, Pride, Able @BCG). Notable initiatives driven by the pillar include the NAIDOC Week and Reconciliation Week events hosted across our BCG offices, and an ongoing partnership with Supply Nation to increase our procurement spend with Indigenous-led organisations.