Our mission is to unleash next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems.
We believe positive change is only possible when you live boldly, taking responsibility for finding your unique role in making the world a better place. Whether you’re a social entrepreneur with a breakthrough idea to address a stubborn, deeply-entrenched problem, a young person ready to build a career with impact, a conscious investor who wants to support innovative solutions, or simply someone who wants to make a difference by joining the social innovation movement, Echoing Green provides a springboard for realizing your contribution to solving the world’s biggest problems.
Since our founding in 1987 by the leadership and investment of the leading global growth equity firm, General Atlantic, Echoing Green has provided nearly 600 promising social entrepreneurs working in over forty countries with $33 million in start-up funding, customized support services, and access to our global network of champions. These social innovators have gone on to launch, and now lead, some of today’s most important social enterprises throughout the world. Others have gone on to become leaders in a variety of sectors, having been profoundly shaped by their experiences launching social enterprises.