Report in Brief
More than a million minutes have passed since the release of our last Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, and our colleagues have made every one of them count. This report tells the story of how Community Impact—The Advisory Board Company’s CSR program—supports our firm’s mission to make health care better, education smarter, and our communities stronger.
Download the report now to learn more about our talented staff, the communities we serve, and the impact we've made.
A message from Robert Musslewhite, chairman and CEO
Every second in the United States, someone is
admitted to a hospital. Every eight seconds, a
child is born.
At The Advisory Board Company, we see the
stories behind those numbers—and we are
called to improve the outcomes for every one
of these people.
Five out of every six hospital patients in
the United States are seen by our health
care members. Two of every three children
will need a college education to sustain
employment throughout their lives. These
facts demonstrate the tremendous power and
possibility of our work in these fields.
“Our mission is to
make health care
smarter, and our
This possibility is maximized through the call
to action I have put to our employees: make
every minute count. View each interaction
with our members, our colleagues, and our
communities as an opportunity to change
someone’s life for the better. Look at the full
breadth of the resources we all have: time,
assets, ideas, skills, and passion, and use our
firm’s vast infrastructure for the inspiration
and support to make every action meaningful
for yourself and for others. Over the course
of our lifetimes, it is estimated that each of us
will interact with over 80,000 people. In order
to truly effect change and improve the lives of
others, each of us must make the deliberate
decision every day to bring our best selves to
In 2015, we renewed our company mission to
reflect our evolution as a firm and the progress
still needed to meet the challenges ahead.
Our mission is to make health care better,
education smarter, and our communities
stronger. The only
way we can achieve
this is if we make
every minute count
for our members,
our colleagues, and
While our mission
evolves with the
needs of those
we serve, our core values have remained
constant. The force of insight and the power
of language guide every action we take, and
we approach every encounter with a spirit of
generosity in the forefront of our minds.
I invite you to view the stories of impact
shared across our 2016 Corporate Social
Responsibility report, and to gain a sense
for how our 3,500 employees invested their
minutes in our community, in our culture,
and in creating change for the better in health
care and higher education.
The clock is ticking. Let’s make
our minutes count.
What a million minutes of impact looks like
Here’s a closer look at some of the ways we’re living our mission.
Making a difference in the community
Helping D.C. students succeed in college
Using their expertise in student success, members of an EAB pro bono team set out to identify the challenges facing Washington, D.C., students and deliver a tool that could help students, parents, and school administrators overcome barriers to success in higher education. Read their story
How an internship changed a life
Manny Silva faced struggles early in his life that forced him to put his dreams on hold. Thanks to the Advisory Board and the Latin American Youth Center’s Career Academy, those dreams have since become a reality. Watch the video
Building our culture of impact
What drives us
The Advisory Board Company’s mission is to make health care better, education smarter, and our communities stronger. This laser like focus on serving others ensures that we recruit, develop, and retain employees who are passionate about driving real impact through their work, their service, and their personal commitments. Watch the video
Making our minutes count
In late 2015, we launched the Make Your Minutes Count campaign, a two-week effort designed to encourage and capture acts of kindness and gratitude. Employees shared their stories on social media and encouraged their colleagues and friends to join the movement. Watch the video
Employees: The backbone of our impact
How I serve: Cause Community leader
Cause Communities at the Advisory Board bring together like-minded colleagues who want to make a difference in a specific issue area. Hear the story of Riana Shah, co-founder of the Social Innovation Cause Community, and learn what social innovation really means and how you can get involved. Watch the video
How I serve: Pro bono executive advisor
Pro bono executive advisors (EAs) serve as relationship managers to nonprofit organizations around the world that work closely with the Advisory Board. This video tells the story of Andrew Carter, who serves as an EA to Free Minds, an organization that uses books, creative writing, and peer support to enable youth incarcerated as adults to achieve their education and career goals. Watch the video
Read the full report
Now that you’ve seen a sampling of our CSR efforts, download the 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report to truly see what we mean by more than a million minutes of impact.