Mission Driven Entrepreneurs Episode 47 - Lara Galinsky of Echoing Green

Lara Galinsky of Echoing GreenThis week we take a different approach and interview Lara Galinsky, SVP of Echoing Green.

Founded 30 years ago by a private equity company, Echoing Green is now a charity that funds social entrepreneurs from all around the world to develop ideas that have positive impact. So far they have funded over 600 social entrepreneurs in 60 countries with $36million.

In this wide ranging and upbeat conversation we cover what the organisation looks for in the future leaders they invest in, some of the companies they have funded in the past and  the other programmes they offer; including social investing and matching leaders in corporates with board positions in start up social enterprises.

Books Lara is reading

'A Hidden Wholeness, the journey to an undivided life' by Parker Palmer

'Thanks for the feedback, the science and art of receiving feedback well' by Douglas Stone 

Favourite Quotes

'For all that has been - thanks. For all that shall be - yes' Dag Hammarskjöld

'Yesterday I  was clever so I wanted to change the world, today I am wise so I am changing myself'  Rumi

'I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts there can be no more hurt, only love' Mother Theresa

Productivity hacks


Shyp (delivery service in the US)

Likes to send letters, Ink Cards app - to upload a picture and send a card from your phone


Echoing Green

On Twitter: @echoinggreen

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Thanks again to Lara for taking the time to be interviewed.