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 faculty member or leader working with young people who are ready to build careers 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 700 promising social entrepreneurs working in 70 countries with $40 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 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.