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Catalyst 2030 is a network of NGOs, social enterprises, funders and other social change innovators, who are collaborating to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Initiated by leading social entrepreneurs from Ashoka, Echoing Green, the Schwab Foundation, the Skoll Foundation and other global networks of social entrepreneurs, Catalyst 2030 aims to galvanize collaboration across sectors to unleash collective potential for global systems change.

Why We Partner

Solving today’s most complex and intractable challenges, including climate change, requires both a systems change approach and collaborative action. Catalyst 2030’s mandate is to coordinate action, facilitate systems change and optimize funding to create a better future for all. This work, performed in concert with communities, governments, businesses, and other stakeholders, builds strong and genuine alliances across silos.

Catalyst 2030’s multisectoral, collaborative, systems-change approach directly aligns with our philosophy of building connections among those pursuing practical solutions and working towards systems level solutions. Their focus on people-focused and community-centric solutions is at the core of our approach.


This grant provides core funding for Catalyst 2030 to support the incubation phase of this movement. This includes building out the Secretariat, working groups, and developing collaborative approaches to achieve the SGD’s.

We realize that our work in climate change adaptation and resilience requires bold new strategies and direct action. We believe that finding win-wins that advance multiple SDGs at once is essential to a future where communities and ecosystems are resilient in the face of climate change.

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Catalyst 2030
systems change, economic development, sustainable development goals

Date Awarded
September 2020
Project Duration
12 months