Echoing Green at the 2024 Skoll World Forum
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by Y'aneris Olivencia
2M ago
In April, leaders across the social innovation community gathered at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, UK for four days of learning, networking, independent events, and performances. This year’s Forum focused on exploring opportunities to unite and drive enduring change. Speakers shared their perspectives and expertise on a variety of important topics, including protecting democracy, measuring systems change, and making anger actionable. The post Echoing Green at the 2024 Skoll World Forum appeared first on Echoing Green ..read more
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2024 Social Impact Talent Report
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by Alex Silverman
3M ago
Echoing Green’s Social Impact Talent Report highlights best-in-class social change leaders with bold ideas for solving the world’s most pressing challenges. Echoing Green received nearly 2,100 applications for the 2024 Fellowship. The 84 Finalists featured in this report represent a new wave of the best and brightest social innovators. From Brazil to Kenya, each Finalist is driving systemic change. Some innovations transport clean water to families in Ethiopia and Peru. Other ideas create affordable housing for essential workers and improve gender lens investing. Even more, Finalists are reduc ..read more
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Echoing Green Fellow Piyush Tewari Recognized with the Skoll Award for Social Innovation
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by Y'aneris Olivencia
4M ago
New York, NY—April 2, 2024: Next week, nearly 1,000 social entrepreneurs, supporters, and industry leaders will gather for the annual Skoll World Forum. In advance of the Forum, the Skoll Foundation announced recipients of the 2024 Skoll Award for Social Innovation. We’re thrilled that an Echoing Green Fellow has been honored: Piyush Tewari ‘12, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SaveLIFE Foundation, is one of four influential leaders to receive $2 million in unrestricted funding and flexible support to scale their work and increase their impact. “Piyush exemplifies what it means to be a p ..read more
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Innovating for Equity: Unlocking Value for Communities and Businesses
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by Alex Silverman
4M ago
Research Context and Overview Innovating for Equity: Unlocking Value for Communities and Businesses is a report by the Schwab Foundation’s Global Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship, Echoing Green, and Dalberg Advisors, with support from the GHR Foundation. The report focuses on the untapped economic value resulting from the economic exclusion of racially and ethnically marginalized communities. The report features six case studies of social enterprise leaders who have effectively partnered with corporations and governments, providing critical lessons on how to drive value creation by address ..read more
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Breaking Barriers: New Report Highlights Business Case for Addressing Racial and Ethnic Equity Through Social Innovation
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by Alex Silverman
4M ago
A Schwab Foundation report presents three pathways for social innovators, companies and governments to leverage diversity and foster economic growth. The new research provides scalable lessons on how to drive value creation by addressing systemic socioeconomic exclusion at the local and global levels. Six unique case studies demonstrate how cross-sector collaboration and best practice sharing can sustainably spur equity, innovation and growth for all. Read more about the report here. Geneva, Switzerland, 21 March 2024 – A report released today by the Schwab Foundation’s Global Alliance for S ..read more
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Social Innovation is Growing: What We Learned at Davos 2024
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by Alex Silverman
5M ago
In January, the World Economic Forum hosted its 54th Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, bringing together nearly 3,000 participants from 120 countries. Leaders across sectors and states gathered in a time of overwhelming uncertainty, fueled by the impending irreversible effects of the climate crisis, rising global tensions and escalating armed conflict, rapidly evolving artificial intelligence, increasing racial and ethnic injustice, economic strain, a widening wealth gap, and more. Echoing Green President and 1992 Fellow Cheryl L. Dorsey was an official Delegate to the Forum again this yea ..read more
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Announcing 52 Follow-on Investments in Echoing Green Fellows
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by Alex Silverman
5M ago
For the previous three years, Echoing Green has invested follow-on funding in Fellow-led organizations that are increasing racial and ethnic equity in their communities. As part of the Fellowship, new Echoing Green Fellows receive $80,000 in unrestricted grant funding to provide critical early stage support for social innovators working to address global systemic equity issues. In funding and beyond, data shows that leaders of color have significantly less access to capital than their white peers, especially when it comes to scaling. Due to risk-averse funding models, social entrepreneurs ofte ..read more
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Echoing Green Fellows Named Social Entrepreneurs of the Year from the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
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by Alex Silverman
6M ago
Ajaita Shah of Frontier Markets and Gerald Abila of BarefootLaw honored New York City, January 17, 2024: Echoing Green Fellows Ajaita Shah, founder and CEO of Frontier Markets, and Gerald Abila, founder BarefootLaw, received 2024 Schwab Foundation Social Innovation Awards. The announcement was made at the 2024 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos on January 16, 2024. Shah and Abila were previously awarded Echoing Green Fellowships in 2012 and 2016 respectively, receiving capital investments and two years of leadership development support to launch their organizations. Echoing Green fin ..read more
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Navigating Power Dynamics: A Social Innovator’s Journey in the Metrics Maze
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by Alex Silverman
7M ago
In Echoing Green’s ongoing exploration of power dynamics in the social impact sector, The Weight of Power: The Role of Metrics & Evaluation at the Intersection of Social Justice sheds light on the challenges faced by social innovators in their pursuit of funding and impact. As an extension of the report, we’re delving into the lived experience of an Echoing Green Fellow. They anonymously shared insights into the struggle between aligning with the funders’ metrics and evaluating for authentic community impact. In its current state, philanthropy operates within a top-down framework, where fo ..read more
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Remembering Chuck Feeney: A Philanthropic Innovator’s Legacy
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by Alex Silverman
9M ago
In the world of philanthropy, few names shine as bright as Chuck Feeney’s. With his recent passing, we’re reflecting on his foundational impact on Echoing Green, philanthropy, business, and the causes he championed. Throughout his life, Chuck Feeney left an indelible mark spanning sectors and continents. In business, he’s regarded as a savvy entrepreneur, having launched the duty-free shopping industry and leading global growth equity investor, General Atlantic. He co-founded Atlantic Philanthropies, which made grants totaling more than $8 billion to various issues worldwide. Finally but notab ..read more
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