About us

BST Impact, a Geneva-based, women-owned advisory firm, supports public and private organizations with tailored ESG services and social science research projects. We advocate a rights-based approach aligned with international standards and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ensuring consistency in business planning, project execution, and reporting.

Our mission is to deliver high-quality, socially impactful services rooted in expertise and contextual understanding to enhance the positive benefits and societal impacts of projects while minimizing ESG risks and addressing social imbalances. We build our clients' capacity to promote sustainability, human rights, gender equality child protection, and decent work for all through expertise in ESG research, policy, training, and inclusive stakeholder engagement.

BST Impact operates at the intersection of theory and practice, driven by technical quality, local knowledge, impact, and value for money. Our approach integrates international principles of human rights and decent work to translate good intentions into tangible social and economic impacts and boost programs’ performance. We personalize our support to the needs and context of our partners and clients, aligning with existing initiatives ensuring policy relevance, and adapting to local contexts.

Comprised of a global network of partners and expert associates with diverse professional, social, and geographic backgrounds, we form custom teams for each project, offering comprehensive analysis and holistic solutions to sustainability and social challenges.

As a women-led firm, we are committed to SDG 5, focusing on gender equality and diversity inclusion, and integrating gender mainstreaming into all organizational aspects. Our applied research utilizes quanti-qualitative techniques and participatory methodologies to develop measures for equality and inclusion with long-term empowerment trajectories.

BST impact sàrl is a signatory of the
United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

Why BST impact?


Vast experience in policymaking, legislative development and project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Continued support

Long-term support and guidance on how to integrate ESG factors and criteria into your business strategies.

Rights-based approach

Globally recognized and replicable norms and principles, integrated into the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of business strategies and policies.

Expert network

Diverse professionals with extensive experience across all sustainability’s spectrums ready to add other dimensions to your sustainability journey.

What we offer

Through robust research and original insight, we support the development or improvement of CSR strategies and policies that link environmental, social and governance aspects to the priorities, context and needs of our clients.

We design matrixes and indicators for labour practices and ESG reporting, guiding how to measure the impacts of a business across global value chains and enhance sustainability performance.

Through personalized guidance and implementation support, we help organizations align with CRS, ESG standards and ISO norms, ensuring robust internal governance frameworks that integrate ethical, social, and environmental considerations into decision-making processes and activities, to foster transparency, accountability, and long-term success.

We facilitate internal and external negotiations and communications with relevant stakeholders to ensure their perspectives are considered and assessed in the double materiality process, leading to more informed decisions and positive outcomes for all parties involved.

We assist with crafting credible, results-driven narratives and reports able to capture progress and address existing challenges transparently, highlighting a genuine commitment to sustainable development and social value.

We offer tailor-made training and capacity development solutions, including manuals and tools, and we deliver programmes through interactive methodologies and audio-visual materials to support virtual and in-person learning experiences in collaboration with our trusted Associate Experts, partner firms and educational institutions.

We create customized materials rebranded with your logo and offer long-term support to your internal teams as trusted sustainability officers. With our adaptability, technical expertise, language proficiency, and local knowledge, you can subcontract the design and management of social performance programs to us. This enables you to leverage our extensive understanding of social impact and corporate goals, adding significant value to your sustainability initiatives.

We accompany family offices, philanthropists and their advisors to build trust, accountability and credibility in aligning impact strategies with a values-based approach.

Our team is composed of professional auditors who can perform first and second-party audits. This also enables us to deliver high-quality ESG consultancies in line with various international standards

As a hub for knowledge experts, we conduct cutting-edge research and actionable advice to both public and private sector organizations. We offer tailored research design solutions utilizing both quantitative and qualitative approaches and provide data collection, analysis and reporting. Through monitoring and evaluation processes integrated with the dimensions of gender and diversity, we demonstrate the effectiveness of socio-economic programs, ensuring alignment with intended development outcomes.