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People and Values

Our people make us different-energetic about supporting and challenging our clients in equal measure. We’re passionate about making a measurable impact in all we do. Our unique culture and approach deliver enduring results, true to each client’s specific situation. We’ll always do the right thing by our clients, our people and our communities.

Brier & Thorn has engrained the philosophy in its culture that “true leaders eat last.” We believe that leaders don’t necessarily need to lead from the front, but that we can lead while following from behind. Our people demonstrate integrity, respect, and teamwork in everything we do. Their energy, enthusiasm, and courage to lead is what this firm was founded upon.

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs of our global organisation. They guide our actions and behaviour. They influence the way we work with each other – and the way we serve our clients and engage with our communities.

Every day, each one of us makes choices and decisions that directly affect the way we experience each other and the way our clients and wider communities experience us. Our values give us confidence that we are using the same principles to help us make these decisions throughout our global organisation.

Our “one family” attitude breaks down silos and helps us engage equally from our partners to associates. Our collaborative working style emphasizes teamwork, trust, and tolerance for diverging opinions. People tell us we are down-to-earth, approachable and fun.

We have a passion for our clients’ true results and a pragmatic drive for action that starts right when we sit down at our desks to when we go home. We rally clients with our infectious energy, to make risk management change stick. And we never go it alone. We develop our own personal results stories. We balance challenging and co-creating with our clients, building the internal capabilities required for them to create repeatable results.


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We are Brier & Thorn

“Brier & Thorn has a distinctive, collegial culture that transcends organizational and geographic boundaries. Our consultants are down to earth, approachable, and have a passion for doing innovative risk management work.”

We always seek to deliver both immediate impact and growing advantage to our clients and our people. Brier & Thorn’s consulting practice has a global reach, providing multidisciplinary solutions to complex challenges and opportunities in Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific.

We counsel our clients on their key strategic issues, leveraging our deep industry expertise and using analytic rigor to help them make informed decisions more quickly and solve their toughest and most critical risk management problems. Companies come to us because they know we offer the knowledge, insight, and guidance they need to move forward in their industry with the knowledge that their position has been built unassailable. Our consultants deliver world-class and rigorous analysis, deep knowledge of their industries, and pragmatic solutions to produce practical, high-impact results.

Solving the hardest problems requires the best people. We think that the best people will be drawn to the opportunity to work on the hardest problems. We build our firm around that belief. These two parts of our mission reinforce each other and make our firm strong and enduring.

Our Ethos

“Our people make us different— energetic about supporting and challenging our clients in equal measure. We’re passionate about making a measurable impact in all we do.”

Put the client’s interest ahead of our own: This means we deliver more value than expected.

Behave as professionals: Uphold absolute integrity. Show respect to local custom and culture, as long as we don’t compromise our integrity.

Keep our client information confidential: We don’t reveal sensitive information. We don’t promote our own good work. We focus on making our clients successful.

Tell the truth as we see it: We stay independent and able to disagree, regardless of the popularity of our views or their effect on our fees. We have the courage to invent and champion unconventional solutions to problems. We do this to help build internal support, get to real issues, and reach practical recommendations

Global Code of Conduct

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We have published our values and refer to them often. In order to maintain a clear understanding across the whole firm of how to live those values in given situations, we have published this code of conduct

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Women in our Board Room

Studies show that company revenues are predicted to rise by 40% with more women in the workplace. The statistics say it all, a wealth of figures reveal that companies do overwhelmingly better when there are more women in the boardroom. At Brier & Thorn, where 77% of the leadership positions are filled by women and LGBT leadership, inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. We foster an innovative, collaborative, and high-octane work environment.

Having a diverse workforce of people with different cultures, perspectives, abilities and experiences enables Brier & Thorn to compete effectively in the global marketplace.

We know that the success of our women in leadership around the globe is key to our success as a company. We are committed to supporting their professional goals and aspirations, which are as unique as the women who deliver high performance every day. We’re committed to gender equality from the top down, which is evidenced by the 77% strong number of women in executive leadership positions globally at Brier & Thorn. And through our global women’s theme—Defining success. Your way.—we strive to provide a high-energy environment and culture where our women can thrive and define their own personal approaches to success.

LGBT in our Board Room

Brier & Thorn’s initiative for diversity and LGBT inclusion is organized around common needs or interests, including abilities, age, career path, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.

Ensuring an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees across the globe is an integral part of our global inclusion and diversity strategy. We are committed to raising awareness and educating all Brier & Thorn family members about the LGBT community, while simultaneously supporting our LGBT employees worldwide and providing a workplace of equality.

We are dedicated to raising awareness and educating our global family about their LGBT family members, while simultaneously supporting our LGBT employees worldwide. This  commitment reflects our core values, which shape our culture, define our character, and foster our ability to help our clients achieve high performance. We adhere to strict non-discrimination and meritocracy policies and provide a clear, open line of communication between employees and management. Recognizing that individual countries may have unique laws affecting the LGBT community, we work to ensure that our global policies and practices have their intended effect in all the geographies in which we operate.