Yes, I can!
Great! Thank you!
Type questions here as they come to you.
You can read more about the Ouagadougou Partnership and our work with them here: https://www.redstonestrategy.com/case-studies/family-planning-west-africa/
Feel free to ask questions about the firm and our work, the next topic will be about firm culture.
Can you talk about how often consultants get aligned with projects within their core area of interest? For instance, I have a strong interest in education; what would be my expectations around time spent on that interest vs. exploring other areas of impact?
Great question, Ryan! I'll tee it up for them.
Do you run any internal projects? Or are you always seeking clients?
How do you discover insights to help partners/collaborators invest in the highest impact areas - For example, secondary/quant research and/or more qualitative-based research?
Does the type/sector of work differ by office location?
Great questions - I'll make sure John and Rachel address them
Can you discuss what the makeup of a typical project team would look like, especially given the intentionally small size of your firm?
Hi, Emily - we'll talk about that in just a few minutes
Earlier you mentioned the firm’s priority in working with high-impact clients and projects. What does “high impact” mean to Redstone and how do you screen potential projects with this lens?
What do you consider the biggest differentiating factors that Redstone offers vs. other social impact consultancies?
Given your small size, what specific/targeted professional development opportunities are given to employees (particularly Associates)?
We'll be moving on in a minute to what we're looking for in potential associates and what to expect during the application process
Within the social impact space, do you also take on for-profit clients (social enterprises, impact investing, etc.) and if so what proportion of your portfolio does that tend to make up’?
Great question, Roi. Short answer is yes - I'll tee that up for John and Rachel to discuss in more detail after this topic.
Here is a great reference to help prepare for case interviews: http://video.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/bizcommcenter/BCC%20Consultants/Casebooks/Michigan%20Case%20Book%202.pdf
Again, we do quantitative cases during our interviews
Do the case interviews focus on social impact sectors (education, agriculture, etc.) or are they more general?
Yes, Sanjana - our cases focus on social impact sectors
Can you give some information about the writing sample requirement and the presentation that interviewees will be asked to do in later rounds?