Employee Well-Being

A material impact area for our people

Our Goal

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

We believe the best companies know that the well-being of their businesses cannot be separated from the well-being of their employees. Our global well-being program, Thrive, provides education, support, and rewards that help employees to make positive lifestyle choices and better long-term decisions—physically, financially, and personally. Of course, well-being can mean different things to different people, at different stages in their lives. It 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.

The concept of well-being is also constantly evolving to reflect changes in employee needs, workplace dynamics, and society. 2022 was a year with continued focus on workplace resilience, employee well-being, and mental health. Some of our highest-priority areas included mental health, household support, physical engagement, race-based traumatic stress, and educational initiatives that fostered empathy and compassion. Each approach deployed required an inclusive lens to ensure our solutions met the diverse needs of our workforce.

In 2021, our #LetsTalk campaign inspired and supported BBHers to have thoughtful and honest conversations about mental health, destigmatizing these types of conversations in the workplace. This open dialogue is critical to supporting our workforce’s well-being, as nearly all our lives intersect with these sensitive issues in some way, whether ourselves personally, our family, or close friends.

Sandi Stein

Managing Director
New York City, NY | USA

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 up to 16 coaching and counselling sessions and in-office events to support development and maintenance of healthy habits to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other conditions.
  • BBH offers financial assistance to help make adopting or having a child through surrogacy a reality.

  • Employees can access discounted rates at local health clubs, robust healthcare coverage, and education on exercise, nutrition, preventative care, and healthy habits.
  • From walking groups to basketball leagues, employees can get involved in activities that are social, competitive, and fun through the 1818 Social Club.
  • 135 employee well-being events

  • Childcare Leave

    BBH enhanced policies for employees to bond with their child (children) and adapt to their new family dynamic

  • 49 %

    employee participation in online wellbeing platform

  • We scored


     in the HERO Scorecard
    compared to 97/200 as the U.S. national average

  • 5

    new additional grants (representing $50k) through BBH Employee Relief Fund

  • 25

    scholarships (representing $75k) issued through the BBH Undergraduate Fund

Based on 2021 data

2021 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 2021.

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