EPFL spin-off Quantis to join Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has announced a deal to acquire Quantis, a pioneering environmental sustainability consultancy. Quantis was founded in 2006 in Lausanne and has since grown to more than 250 environmental experts and transformation specialists primarily based in Europe and the US.

Quantis has a proven track record of implementing a science-based, systems-level approach to accelerate sustainable business transformation. Its guiding many of the world's largest organizations on their sustainability transformation. Dimitri Caudrelier, Quantis CEO comments, "this deal will enable us to take a critical leap towards achieving our vision for a new planetary economy. Uniting with BCG will enable us to fast-track the science-driven sustainable transformation to which Quantis has been unwaveringly committed since our start."

Quantis was founded in 2006 by Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. In 2009 Quantis merged with a Canadian research center spin-off and in 2012 the EMPA service team in the field of Life Cycle Assessment joined Quantis. Today the company has three offices in Switzerland (Lausanne, Bellinzona, Zurich) and four abroad (US, France, Germany, Italy).

"Bringing together Quantis and BCG is an exciting step in strengthening our ability to help clients protect our planet and transform sustainably," said Christoph Schweizer, BCG CEO. "Many of the CEOs I speak to want to take action but are looking for the kind of deep expertise our Quantis team offers to solve their complex problems. I am proud to welcome this accomplished and passionate team to BCG."

BCG was recently announced as the exclusive consulting partner for COP27, being held in Egypt in November, providing analytical capabilities and industry insights from its extensive experience helping companies, governments, and multilateral organizations accelerate their climate and sustainability journey. BCG's support for COP27 complements its longstanding support for the global climate agenda through partnerships with the World Economic Forum, UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, successive COP presidencies, SBTi (Science Based Targets initiative), CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, and First Movers Coalition.

(Press release / SK)
Photo: Quantis team