2015 From All Angles

Echoing Green looks at the potential of an emerging leader, and the possibilities for social impact, from every angle. We know that positive social change needs fresh ideas and a diversity of perspectives and approaches.

Here are highlights of 2015 when we sought out, activated, and accelerated our dynamic community—and where to track our collective impact in 2016.

January 2015
More than 80 experts, from Eileen Fisher to Nicholas Kristof, discussed the importance of building purpose into work, school, and life at Echoing Green’s cross-sector review of purpose. We published a reflection on key take-aways, and a report on the state of purpose today.

» Work on Purpose

Impact Investing Roundtable
April 2015
Echoing Green brought investors and social entrepreneurs together for the first in a series of conversations about how to develop a sustainable, impact-driven market.

» Impact Investing

Fellow Selection Week
May 2015
Our search for the 2015 class of Fellows culminated in New York City where over 100 emerging leaders hailing from 5 continents pitched their bold ideas for social change to judging panels, investors and members of the Echoing Green community.

» Fellowships

Direct Impact Retreat
September 2015
Business acumen alone is insufficient to be an effective nonprofit board member. Our newest leadership program brought together our first cohort of young private sector leaders to uncover their leadership, connect with Echoing Green Fellows, and develop board governance skills.

» Direct Impact

All Fellows Conference
November 2015
Over 150 Fellows brought their distinct perspectives to Johannesburg, South Africa for Echoing Green’s annual conference, where they gathered with a diverse cross-section of industry advisors, corporate champions, and investors.

» All Fellows Conference