Top consulting firms for thought leadership

Leveraging their deep research capabilities and insights, consulting firms are adept in creating thought leadership. Meet the firms with the best thought leadership.

Every year, large consulting firms create dozens of pieces of thought leadership, ranging from in-depth research reports and white papers to insights, blogs, video’s and podcasts. The aim of thought leadership is to inform business leaders and stakeholders by delivering insights of value to them, in the process helping consulting firms differentiating themselves from their competitors, establish themselves as an authority on a topic and indirectly establish a relationship with their readers. 

The world’s largest consulting firms create thought leadership across all areas of expertise and sectors, spanning strategy, leadership, management, organisation, finance, digital, human capital and operations, and automotive, aviation, construction, energy, financial services, government and the public sector, healthcare, professional services, retail, technology and telecom. Mid-sized and boutique consulting firms follow a more focused approach, aimed at showcasing their knowledge and expertise in their specific areas of specialisation. 

Consultancy.org keep track of thousands of thought leadership produced by consulting firms globally per year, across all domain of the landscape, and based on our unique insights, here are the consulting firms in the world that have the best balance between thought leadership quality, impact, reach and volume.

An overview of the top thought leaders in consulting:

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PwC
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We help organisations and individuals create the value they're looking for. We're a network of firms in 157 countries wi...
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KPMG
KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member fi...
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Deloitte
“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk managemen...
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Boston Consulting Group
The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors i...
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McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. We strive for world-shaping client impact We wo...
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EY
At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration. We...
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Bain & Company
Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainab...
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Roland Berger
Roland Berger is the only management consultancy of European heritage with a strong international footprint. As an independent firm, solely owned by our Partners, we operate 51 offices in all major m...
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Accenture
We are one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, with more than 293,000 employees; offices and operations in more than 200 cities ...
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Arthur D. Little
At Arthur D. Little (ADL) we dare to be different. As the world’s first management consulting company, blazing trails is in our DNA. Since our establishment in 1886 by MIT chemist, Arthur Dehon Littl...
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BearingPoint
BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in three business units: Consulting, Products, and Capital. Consultin...
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OC&C Strategy Consultants
OC&C Strategy Consultants is a global strategy boutique. We have more than 30 years of experience at unpicking the most complex business challenges with simple, uncommon sense. We are strategy specia...
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L.E.K. Consulting
We’re L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consultancy working with business leaders to seize competitive advantage and amplify growth. Our insights are catalysts that reshape the trajectory of our c...
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Kearney
A.T. Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors to the world's foremost organizations. A.T. Kearney is a ...
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PA Consulting
We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future. As strategies, technologies, and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our diverse teams of experts combine...
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Simon-Kucher
Simon-Kucher is a global consultancy with more than 2,000 employees in 30 countries. Our sole focus is on unlocking better growth that drives measurable revenue and profit for our clients. We achieve...
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Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global pro...
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FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulat...
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Korn Ferry
We are a global consulting firm in over 50 countries with more that 7.500 people. We help organizations get their strategy, structure, and talent aligned. What does that mean? We help companies desig...
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Protiviti
Protiviti is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach, and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Protiviti and ...
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Analysys Mason
Global leaders in TMT management consulting Analysys Mason is the world's leading management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology (TMT). We give clarity and confidence in answering o...
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Cordence Worldwide
Cordence Worldwide is a major global management consulting partnership made up of independent Member Firms, each of which is a leader in the regions it serves. By maintaining their independence, each...
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Nextcontinent
Our “citizens” are independent key players in their respective markets, sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. Trust is the key word they share with their clients through this worldwide citizenship...
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YCP Solidiance
YCP Solidiance is a corporate strategy consulting firm with a focus on Asia, "from Dubai to Shanghai". We advise CEOs on make-or-break deals, define new business models and accelerate Asia growth. Th...
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Ayming
We are business performance experts who combine highly specialised knowledge – across a range of fields – with hands-on collaboration, to enable our clients and their people to go further. We are a g...
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CIL Management Consultants
CIL is an international management consultancy with offices in the US and Europe. We help businesses grow, build value and invest wisely. We are rigorous in our approach, confident in our conclusions...
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Glasgow Research & Consulting
Founded in 2010, Glasgow Research & Consulting is a leading full-service business research and advisory services firm, with core expertise in market intelligence, market entry and trade development. ...
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Sia Partners
Sia Partners is an international management consulting firm focused on corporate and operational strategy, with expertise in all aspects of the value chain and its supporting functions. Sia Partners ...
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Horváth
Horváth & Partners are independent, international management consultants with over 900 highly qualified employees. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, we have offices at location...
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Nous Group
Nous Group is an international management consultancy with over 700 people working across Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. Our broad consulting capability spans strateg...
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dss+
With over 900 professionals in 40 countries, we are a world-class operations management consulting firm with a purpose of saving lives and creating a sustainable future. From our solid legacy as DuPo...
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Baker Tilly
The Baker Tilly network is a global provider of assurance, tax and consultancy services, ranked among the world’s top 10 networks by revenue, and leaders in client experience. Our more than 41,000 pe...
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Capco
Capco is a global management consultancy with a focus in financial services including banking and payments, capital markets, and wealth and asset management, plus a dedicated energy division. We comb...
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Coeus Consulting
Coeus Consulting, a Wavestone company, is an independent award-winning IT advisory that empowers technology, business and procurement leaders to deliver strategic change. We help leadership teams del...
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Strategic Gears
Strategic Gears is currently one of the largest local management consultancies in Saudi Arabia, providing multidisciplinary services for both the private and public sectors. The company offers consul...
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GEP
GEP® delivers transformative supply chain solutions that help global enterprises become more agile and resilient, operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitabi...
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INNOPAY
We are a consultancy firm specialised in digital transactions. We help companies anywhere in the world to harness the full potential of the digital transactions era. We do this by delivering strategy...
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Comatch
What would it be like if every consultant could work on their own terms and if every client could find the perfect consultant without searching in a matter of hours and to a fair price? It’s the ques...
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Emerton
Emerton is one of the few global, high-standard strategy consulting firms. Our team is mobilized to bring speed to a few clients in each of the sectors we cover, both in their strategic decision-maki...
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Mazars
Mazars specializes in accountancy, tax advice and consultancy. Based on knowledge in these fields, we work for (international) companies, organizations in the public sector, SME entrepreneurs and wea...
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Agile Dynamics
We help organizations transform themselves into a digital enterprise by providing people related solutions and supporting transformation as an iterative change management approach as this is a crucia...
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Avalon Consulting
Avalon Consulting is one of India’s leading consulting firms with 28 years of excellence in strategy and management Consulting. Avalon serves clients across India, the Middle East, China and South Ea...
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Elixirr
The Challenger Consultancy Elixirr is a global award-winning challenger consultancy. With roots in strategy consulting, their capabilities are constantly evolving as they grow, ranging from business ...
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Enfuse Group
Enfuse Group is an award-winning digital transformation consultancy. In this fast changing, digitally empowered world, we use our deep understanding of people and technology to help our clients to ge...
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IBM Consulting
New world, new way Today’s relentless pace of change is a permanent reality – driving the world to reconsider the way work gets done. To stay ahead means embracing new perspectives, open ecosystems a...
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Inverto
INVERTO - We deliver results As an international management consultancy, INVERTO is one of the leading specialists for strategic procurement and supply chain management in Europe. The consultancy ide...
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PMP Strategy
Strategy, development & transformation consulting for executives We are independent and entrepreneurs at heart. Our objective is value creation to achieve sustainable performance for your business. O...
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UMS Group
UMS is a boutique consultancy firm specialized in technical and commercial asset management. Since 1989, we are helping our customers in power generation, industry, gas & electricity transmission and...
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West Monroe
Don’t Do Digital. Be Digital. As a national digital services firm that was born in technology, and built for business, we partner with organizations who want to drive progress, and deliver results. W...
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Bright & Company
Bright & Company | People Strategy the leading strategic consultancy firm that enables you to solve issues in the field of People, Work and Organization. Together with you we realize 'irreparable imp...
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Delta Capita
Delta Capita is a leading global financial services provider of managed services, technology solutions and consulting. Delta Capita has a unique combination of experience in Financial Services and te...
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Enigma Consulting
Your ambition, realized together! That is what we stand for. Enigma consulting has grown into a progressive knowledge center in the field of Payments . In recent years, our service package has been s...
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Eurogroup Consulting France
Eurogroup Consulting is a Management and Strategy firm. It was created in 1982 and is of European essence. The firm is known and recognised for its interventions across all sectors, in the public and...
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Maine Pointe
Maine Pointe is a global supply chain and operations consulting firm trusted by many chief executives and private equity firms to drive compelling economic returns for their companies. This is achiev...
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Mason Advisory
Mason Advisory Limited (Mason Advisory) is a consultancy that enables clients to deliver value through digital & technology transformation. Clients of all sizes across the public and private sectors ...
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North Highland
North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, performance improvement, technology and digital, an...
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PROCAPITA
PROCAPITA is a regional consulting firm that has been established with the objective to provide exceptional professional services to organizations in the private and public sectors in a wide spectrum...
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PROCAPITA
PROCAPITA is a regional consulting firm that has been established with the objective to provide exceptional professional services to organizations in the private and public sectors in a wide spectrum...
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Prospectus
Founded in 1991, Prospectus is Ireland’s only independent management consultancy firm focusing on supporting organisations in the health, social care and life sciences sectors. Working across these s...
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Publicis Sapient
Publicis Sapient is a digital business transformation company. We partner with global organizations to help them create and sustain competitive advantage in a world that is increasingly digital. We o...
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Q5
Q5 is a global award-winning management consulting firm that specialises in organisational health. At our heart, 'Q5ers' help business leaders develop organisational strategy then implement it throug...
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Valcon
Valcon is the premium operations consulting firm in Europe, and that means that we are the champions of connecting strategy and operations and making it work. We call this The HOW. Valcon’s HOW is ou...
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AFRY Management Consulting
Leading advisor for the transitions of the energy and bioindustry sectors. Providing solutions for generations to come. We at AFRY Management Consulting are committed to accelerating change towards a...
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Airwalk Reply
At Airwalk Reply, we deliver end-to-end transformation, from strategy and ideation through to execution and optimisation We deliver transformational change in complex, regulated organisations. We bri...
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ARCH
A pragmatic approach has been our trademark since 20 years. Our consultancy assignments are only truly completed when we have guided our clients to the preconceived result. To them, we act as a ‘trus...
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Berenschot
We assist organizations in the public sector and business around the world in solving administrative and social issues, realizing new strategies, improving performance and building and developing hum...
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Campbell Tickell
Campbell Tickell is a multi-disciplinary management consultancy focusing primarily on statutory and not-for-profit sectors. Established for over 20 years, we have worked with more than 850 organisati...
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CCG Catalyst
CCG Catalyst Consulting is a global management consulting firm specialized across financial services focused on banking and fintech. The financial services industry is in a disruptive stage. The velo...
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Detecon
Detecon is a global leader of management and technology consultancy services, delivering exceptional value to clients across diverse industries such as Telecommunications, Automotive, Healthcare & Ph...
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ERM
The profile of ERM is not active on Consultancy.org....
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Eurogroup Consulting Germany
Top quality management consultancy demands excellent resources of specialist and management competence. This is required for the customer to receive the added value he should expect from using a cons...
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Eurogroup Consulting Italy
Eurogroup Consulting is a project founded in France in the ’80s, with the ambition to become the first management consulting group with a European breather and culture. In July 2007, Improvance, toge...
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Eurogroup Consulting Luxembourg
Groupe de conseil volontairement européen et indépendant, Eurogroup Consulting est un cabinet de conseil en stratégie et en organisation d'entreprise, composés de praticiens et de professionnels de l...
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Eurogroup Consulting Portugal
Eurogroup Consulting is a management consulting independent, and a founding member of Nextcontinent, an international network based on more than 55 offices in 40 countries. In Portugal, with more tha...
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Genex Partners
Genex Partners is an independent consulting firm based in Japan and offices across the world to assist you with global and local support via the Cordence Worldwide network. Genex was founded in 2011 ...
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Gupta Strategists
You are a creative thinker and able to substantiate your ideas with quantitative analyzes. You become enthusiastic about an "unworkable" assignment, because it challenges you and puts your imaginatio...
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Magnus
Since it was founded in 1990, Magnus has grown into an advisory organization and IT service provider with four specialisms. By choosing color, we emphasize our faith in a partnership as specialists. ...
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Marktlink
Marktlink does not have an active profile on Consultancy.org...
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Matrix Consulting
What we do We interact with our clients to achieve excellent innovative solutions. We help them to take the best decisions and create the transformations that their organizations require. What motiva...
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Nexe
Nexe The Way of Change is a company specialized in change management, active in Europe and Latin America. Our mission is to back companies facing strategic development or business model optimisation ...
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NMS Consulting
NMS Consulting is a global management consulting firm providing strategic counsel to private and public organizations and the individuals who lead them. The combination of our diverse skills, global ...
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Oresys
Oresys is an independent consulting firm created in 1981 and a major player in management consulting, project management and information systems. Oresys Value Statement « We are committed to support ...
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Slalom
Slalom is a purpose-led, global business and technology consulting company. Our purpose – to help people and organisations dream bigger, move faster, and build better tomorrows for all – guides every...
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South Pole
South Pole has been at the forefront of decarbonization since 2006, developing and implementing comprehensive strategies that turn climate action into long-term business opportunities for Fortune 500...
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umlaut
umlaut is a global, full-service, cross-industry, end-to-end company that offers advisory and fulfillment services to clients all over the world. We utilise our interdisciplinary capabilities to add ...
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Várri Consultancy
Várri Consultancy is a modern and independent consulting boutique. We are specialised in strategy and risk with a focus on economic, societal, and environmental sustainability. Identifying, measuring...
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Visagio
Visagio is a management consultancy that offers a different approach. We carry out diagnoses, strategy design and organisational improvement, as well as providing support to implement and operational...
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Yonder Consulting
Yonder is a consultancy that helps clients to unlock opportunity and deliver business impact. Traditionally, this takes the experience of separate research, consulting and innovation businesses; but ...
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Zanders
We are an independent firm with a track record of innovation and success across the total spectrum of treasury, risk and finance. Our Business Values are the ingrained principles of the company and o...
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