Dalberg

New York
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Founded: 2001
Employees: 120
Revenue 2010: more than $15 million
Revenue 2011 (projected): more than $15 million
From left to right: Andrew Stern, James Mwangi, and Henrik Skovby

When Henrik Skovby did a stint at the U.N. Development Programme, he thought the organization could benefit from the kind of management consulting he learned about during his time as a summer associate at McKinsey in 1998. After returning to work for McKinsey, he and colleague Søren Peter Andreasen left in 2001 to start their own consulting firm focused on solving social and environmental problems worldwide. Today clients include businesses, governments, and nonprofits tackling economic development, climate change, and governance. The firm, which has 10 offices around the world, recently helped the U.N. Foundation's anti-malaria initiative in Zambia revamp its financing system to get health supplies to aid recipients faster. It also helped the Haiti Private Sector Economic Forum develop a road map for Haiti's development immediately after the 2010 earthquake and advised the U.S. government on its strategy for agricultural aid to Afghanistan. Dalberg director Daniel Altman says the company "only works on projects with a social impact." Its major practice areas include helping clients with strategy, efficiency, and financing. Skovby says it's important that Dalberg grow and remain profitable but not maximize profits at the expense of its mission. —VW
 
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