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Georgina (Hurst) Eckert

Program Manager

Georgie comes to FSG with several years’ experience as a financial journalist in New York, where her work focused primarily on developments across emerging-markets economies and financial communities. She brings a global perspective to the Shared Value Initiative’s work through her international upbringing and varied experiences studying and researching in developing countries.

As program manager at the SVI, Georgie co-designs and delivers personalized shared value workshops for leading public and private sector organizations around the world. Georgie also works with the team to organize the annual Shared Value Leadership Summit and other events, and writes case studies highlighting innovative shared value initiatives.

Before FSG

Prior to her role with the Shared Value Initiative, Georgie was a writer at Institutional Investor magazine in New York, where she largely covered political, economic, and financial developments across emerging markets as well as trends in impact investing. She also created extensive databases for the world’s largest hedge funds and fund of funds. Through conversations with the industry’s leading executives, she learned firsthand how the global financial community can mobilize capital and allocate investments to effect social change and drive economic development worldwide.

Education

  • Colby College, BA, Global Studies (concentration in international economic policy) and Economics

Languages

  • French (limited working proficiency)
  • Spanish (limited working proficiency)

On working at FSG

“FSG has not only identified the need for and recognized the ability of global corporations, nonprofits, and others to tackle societal challenges; it has actively trained and brought together leaders in the space to help make sustainable change happen for good. I’m thrilled by the opportunity to help communicate the achievements made by practitioners in the field and expand the community of those looking to create shared value through the Shared Value Initiative.”