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Metis Consulting Group

Ranking: 122

Industry: Information Technology & Services

Mission: Offers a service triad of Management Consulting, Enterprise Application Development, and Technical Operations. They use the Metis Methodology to build thoughtful technology solutions and deliver a seamless and transparent user experience. Going beyond business to foster community with social impact-oriented organizational development. 

What 3 words best describe your company culture?

Curious, Collaborative, Conscientious

What quote best exemplifies your company?

“The time is always right to do what is right. ” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

How is your product or service having a positive social and/or environmental impact?

See our 2019 New York public benefit corporation filing.

Metis continues its social mission in 2020 with a deep commitment to professional development and community-based learning and train-to-hire opportunities, with a particular eye toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. Beyond acting as sponsors and advertisers for regional programs like Hack Upstate and Careers in Code, we also guest lecture on social entrepreneurship at universities such as SU Newhouse and Menlo College, advise on technical major programs at local colleges such as SUNY Morrisville and LeMoyne, and have designed and implemented communications training in conflict management, negotiation, and meeting/mentoring facilitation in collaboration with Habitus Inc., the Harvard Program on Negotiation, and MIT Learning Lab.

In 2019, 44% of our 16 permanent employees were from chronically underemployed populations, and all employees participate in our workforce development program. In the past year, our team has dedicated more than 3,000 hours to in-house and community-based training and mentoring, volunteerism, and DEI advocacy, and we will be welcoming a local non-profit with a mission of supporting caregivers and their families to our office space for the next year, allowing them to eliminate their rent obligation and meet their in-person obligations while our staff works remotely.

What is your company’s vision for the future?

Metis’ vision for the future is to expand our social impact-oriented client services and community impact with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a recently-certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) and woman-owned, Best-for-the-World B Corp, Metis is committed to the continuous evolution of its own policies and practices, client service offerings, and community programs in service of this goal.

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