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Inclusive Economy

Our commitment

Kyndryl will invest in bold ideas that build a representative economy in which all individuals and communities participate in and benefit from sustained economic and social prosperity. Kyndryl  will partner with entrepreneurs, start-ups, innovators, and organizations committed to finding innovative solutions to advance Kyndryl’s ESG goals and address the social and environmental challenges we face today.

What we are doing

We partner with organizations to support Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) social entrepreneurs who are focused on solving for society's greatest challenges. Through our partnership with Echoing Green, Kyndryl employees will:

  • Serve as application readers 
  • Participate in Brain Trusts for Fellows  
  • Join in Innovator Chats
  • Serve on Finalist Judging Panels
  • Join in Fireside Chats


We mentor and advise social entrepreneurs. Through our partnership with Athari Group, Kyndryl employees with mentor and engage in brain trusts around topics requested by early-stage entrepreneurs such as finance, social media, and marketing to launch and sustain their innovations.  Kyndryl will directly support the development of a cohort of six innovative non-profits operating all over the world.


We offer various platforms to social entrepreneurs to share and amplify their thought leadership by creating opportunities for them to engage with Kyndryl employees at large.

Our partners

Echoing Green

Echoing Green is a 30+ year-old global non-profit, led by Cheryl Dorsey.  Based in NYC, Echoing Green is focused on identifying and investing in early-stage social entrepreneurs. 

Athari Group

Athari Group is a social impact fund in the form of an accelerator for idea-stage nonprofits.  Athari Group is co-founded by one of Kyndryl's own, Jeff Fonda. 

Tent Partnership for Refugees

Kyndryl is part of the Tent Coalition for Refugees, a global network of over 300 diverse companies that focuses on hiring and training opportunities for refugees and strives to increase workforce inclusion and reduce the barriers refugees face when integrating with their host communities.

As a Tent member, Kyndryl joined the Sunflower Project, Tent’s initiative to accelerate the economic inclusion of Ukrainian refugee women in Europe through better access to employment.

Take the next step

Contact us to learn more about Kyndryl’s CSR and ESG programs.