News | February 1

L.E.K. Consulting to Conduct Life Science Cares Strategic Planning Work as Pro Bono Partner

Life Science Cares (LSC) will benefit from the deep strategy experience of L.E.K. Consulting as the organization grows its work, having been chosen as a pro bono partner organization in 2018.

Life Science Cares is a collective effort of the life science industry to end poverty in the greater Boston area. LSC harnesses the human and financial resources of life science companies and industry leaders to support service organizations that do the best work in the areas of basic human survival, education and economic sustainability.
Coming up on its second anniversary, Life Science Cares is working with approximately 150 companies and their leaders to build relationships and volunteer efforts with 19 nonprofit partner organizations. The L.E.K. commitment of a team of staff over a six-week engagement will support LSC in developing a five-year strategic plan to ensure sustainability and continued growth.

“Life Science Cares is growing fast amidst really incredible support from the industry,” said founder and board chairman Rob Perez. “We are thrilled to have the great minds at L.E.K. Consulting working alongside us to build the organization for a long and successful future, maximizing our potential to impact poverty and improve lives.”

Pierre Jacquet, M.D., Ph.D., global head of L.E.K. Consulting’s Biopharmaceuticals & Life Sciences practice and a managing director and partner in the firm’s Boston office, sits on the Life Science Cares Board of Advisors and championed the LSC application through a competitive process the firm uses to choose pro bono engagements.

”As early participants with Life Science Cares’ work, we have seen the incredible potential to engage the life sciences industry in giving back. L.E.K. is thrilled to be partnering with Life Science Cares to offer our expertise as they look to a future of growth and increasing impact,” Jacquet said.

L.E.K. has been recognized in three of the past four years with a Consulting magazine Excellence in Social & Community Investment award.

About Life Science Cares
Life Science Cares harnesses the financial and human resources of the life science industry to fight poverty in Greater Boston. It builds deep and meaningful partnerships with local organizations that do the best work fighting poverty. Its members are focused on helping our communities address basic human survival by fighting hunger, homelessness and domestic abuse; provide education by funding STEM programs, college preparation and success classes and educational enrichment efforts; and economic sustainability by providing job creation, job training and mentoring.

About L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries — including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded in 1983, L.E.K. employs more than 1,200 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, go to www.lek.com.