As part of LGT Venture Philanthropy's support to scale proven local solutions, the ICats Program was established to provide additional know-how to social organizations. The program connects social organizations in need of professional know-how, and experts with the desire to apply their knowledge in a meaningful way, thus acting as “Impact Catalysts”. This is how the name ICats came about. Global corporations can integrate the ICats Program into their leadership development programs to promote responsible leadership through first hand experience.
Applications for the 2015 summer intake are closed. Register now and stay tuned for upcoming ICats Fellowships.
"Geeta has had great private sector experience, something that is much needed in the development sector. She brought in great analytical skills, amazing people skills and opened some really difficult corporate doors for us. Had it not been for her Grad school plans, we would have expanded her role at Educate Girls.
Maharshi Vaishnav – Senior Manager, Educate Girls (India)
“The specific setting and working in a resource-limited organization made the Fellowship all the more challenging and maximized my opportunity for growth. This year opened my eyes to the reality of social enterprises and made me even more appreciative of the impact that is achieved every day on the ground.”
Martina Castro, ICats Fellow 2014 with Meds & Foods for Kids (Haiti)
ICats Impact and Experiences
Since inception, 100 individuals with excellent education and professional background joined the ICats Program to create positive impact. Meet our participants, understand how they contributed and read their stories and testimonials.
About the ICats Program
Social organizations with innovative solutions need more experts to grow. The ICats Program connects organizations with professionals who want to use their skills in a meaningful way.
There are various ways of joining the ICats Program, depending on your availability and depth of the engagement. Experienced professionals need to register to become a member of the ICats platform and apply online for ICats positions.
Corporations with social and environmental friendly business models significantly contribute to a better world. We offer individual ICats initiatives to complement leadership programs to transfer crucial leadership values and capabilities that are not easily experienced.