In 2006, Bain's New Delhi office opened in the bustling suburb of Gurgaon, just shy of 20 miles from the capital. The office’s rapid-growth mentality mirrors that of the city, which is widely known as a financial and technological hotspot. Our office takes pride in its dynamic, informal, close-knit and fun culture.
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We are committed to making a positive impact, and every employee of Bain India is actively involved in giving back to our community in a number of ways. Whether it's volunteering to rebuild a school, providing pro bono consulting services to local nonprofit organisations, or simply reducing unnecessary office waste, helping others is part of our DNA.
Bain Prayas collaborates with nonprofit organisations to promote children's education. At present, we are working with five schools in Gurgaon, focussing our efforts on their libraries and special education programs. We organise fundraising events regularly to support these initiatives.
Pro Bono Consulting
We support Indian and international NGOs on strategic issues. We have provided pro bono consulting services to NGOs and foundations like Child Rights and You (CRY) and the Clinton Foundation, and intend to do more pro bono work in the future.
Bain Community Impact Day
Community Impact Day is our endeavour to engage a large cross-section of the office in our community initiatives. Bain India holds this event each year to create a positive impact in the local community by doing things like refurbishing a school's infrastructure or partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for underprivileged families.
We consistently work to make Bain India more "green." Some of our green initiatives in the office include reduction of plastic consumption and optimising paper usage.
Read a selection of media and press coverage featuring Bain's work and experts in India.
Few are likely to shed many tears for either Amazon's or Walmart's Indian travails. They take no prisoners in their businesses outside the country. And within it both have built such strong moats that the position of neither is in jeopardy. As Arpan Sheth of Bain, a consultancy, says, "Walmart and Amazon are here to stay."
A study by Bain & Company, Google and AWE Foundation surveyed close to 350 women entrepreneurs and small business owners in urban India. Their report said almost 73 percent of women were negatively impacted by the pandemic with 35 percent experiencing a significant decline in revenue (25 percent to 75 percent). The revenue of almost 20 percent of women entrepreneurs dwindled to zero.
And here, grocery isn’t the leading category yet—fashion is, followed by beauty and personal care products, according to Bain & Company, a consultancy. Overall, social commerce will grow tenfold from today’s levels to between $16 billion and $20 billion, by sales volume, in 2025, Bain estimated in a December 2020 report. From there it could go to between $60 billion and $70 billion by 2030, according to the report, written in collaboration with Sequoia Capital. And a new breed of social commerce startups is leading this change. Meesho is perhaps the largest, focussing on apparel, with millions of women on its network selling to their friends and neighbours. Meesho, in fact, is reported to have landed a $250-million investment from SoftBank Group, making it a unicorn in the process. Bengaluru’s GlowRoad is the next biggest platform, according to Bain, followed by Mumbai’s Shop101. Jaipur-based DealShare is another venture that started out by simply offering deals on WhatsApp. It has raised $21 million in its third major funding round.
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