Employee Well-Being

A material impact area for our people

Our Goal

Support our employees’ financial, physical, and personal well-being through robust educational programs and resources that provide tangible benefits.

We believe that the well-being of our businesses cannot be separated from the well-being of our employees. Our global well-being program, Thrive, provides education, support, and incentives that help employees make positive lifestyle choices and better long-term decisions—physically, financially, and personally. And because well-being can mean different things to different people at different stages in their lives, our program encompasses tangible benefits— from overall compensation to healthcare and retirement programs—as well as more personal elements, such as those focused on culture, leadership, and belonging.

Recently, some of our highest-priority areas included: mental health, household support, physical engagement, addressing race-based traumatic stress, and educational initiatives that fostered empathy and compassion. Each approach required an inclusive lens to ensure our solutions met the diverse needs of our workforce.

I have been a Thrive participant and Champion since its inception. How lucky BBHers are to have such a wonderful platform to make sure we are maintaining a healthy lifestyle! During the pandemic, it was so nice to connect with my co-workers through the platform’s weekend walking challenges.

Now that we are in the office again, I enjoy promoting Thrive with fun in person events. These events allow us to get to know new colleagues that we were unable to meet during our time in an entirely work from home environment. Engaging with one another is key to our mental health as well, which is one of the other pillars of Thrive.

UN Sustainable Development Goal Alignment

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Core Program Components

  • Equal pay for comparable work is applied fairy and consistently by assessing market competitiveness annually, and training managers on setting pay and rewarding for performance.
  • Financial coaching assists employees in managing financial resources through debt management, credit monitoring, expense planning, and budgeting.
  • BBH Scholars enables employees to gain up to $10,000 per calendar year in tuition reimbursement when pursuing degree or certificate programs.

  • BBH supports employees in developing and maintaining the healthy habits needed to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other issues through our globally integrated mental health offering. 
  • Based on local markets, the Employee Assistance Program provides private coaching and counseling sessions, as well as group events such as yoga and relaxation workshops.
  • BBH provides additional support when having a child through adoption and surrogacy. All full-time and part-time employees are eligible to receive up to $20,000 of financial support to help cover associated costs for one lifetime event.

  • Employees can access discounted rates at local health clubs, robust healthcare coverage, and education on exercise, nutrition, preventative care, and healthy habits.
  • The Virgin Pulse online platform provides strategies and tools to create a data-driven, personalized experience, suggesting activities to improve nutrition, sleep, stress levels, focus, cognition, financial health, and personal relationships.
  • From walking groups to basketball leagues, employees can get involved in activities that are social, competitive, and fun through the 1818 Social Club.
  • 87

    employee well-being events

  • Achievements

    Maintained Mental Health America’s (MHA) Platinum Bell Seal of Workplace Mental Health
    Received “2022 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being” and “2022 Best Employers: Excellence in Mental Health” from the Business Group on Health

  • 49 %

    employee participation in online wellbeing platform

  • We scored


     in the HERO Scorecard
    compared to 101/200 as the U.S. national average

  • 13

    new additional grants (representing $120k) through the BBH Employee Relief Fund

  • 9

    scholarships (representing $34k) issued through the BBH Undergraduate Fund

Based on 2022 data

2022 Stewardship Report

BBH has been in business for more than 200 years. Sustainability—a steadfast commitment to long-term value and well-being—is core to who we are. We will steward that commitment well into the future—for our clients, our people, and our communities. In this report we detail our accomplishments and progress in our ten focus areas in 2022.

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