In addition to this, SGS provides GIS and modeling products and services as well as other tailored solutions to our clients that complement and add value to our Areas of Service offering.
How is SGS different?
SGS is first and foremost for the public interest. We run a business to support our practice in public policy, rather than doing public policy as a business.
We have a mutualised ownership structure. Once employees have demonstrated proficiency in the basic tools of consulting, and committed to the values and purpose of SGS, they are invited to join the partnership ranks of the company. This occurs at a much earlier stage in their careers and at a much lower subscription value than what they would face in an equivalent firm elsewhere.
Partners receive a solid but fixed rate of return on their subscription. Unlike other firms, SGS is not about building capital value for an ownership group within the company. Our purpose is to positively influence public policy. Business surpluses are managed in this light, including a priority to invest in our people across the full spectrum of consulting and support staff.