Impact Hero 2019 applications are open!!

We are excited to announce that we have opened applications for our Impact Hero 2019!

Last year we received 24 applications from all over the Asia Pacific region, and we hope that this year – with your help – we can reach an even greater number of change-makers.



Earth Company selects one exceptional change-maker a year (whom we call an Impact Hero) from the Asia Pacific region and delivers customized support over three years.

Our Impact Heroes

Just like their predecessors – Bella GalhosRobin LimKathy Jetñil-Kijiner and John-Pierre Montilla – our next Impact Hero is expected to not only serve as an agent of hope for their own communities, but also inspire those who come to understand their life work.

We are looking for those individuals who currently don’t have sufficient access to opportunities and resources, but could significantly deepen and expand their impact if provided with the right mix of support from Earth Company.



Future-oriented: Ambitious drive to achieve a paradigm shift in the environment and society; Passionate: Blazing passion, energy, and conviction; Inspirational: Special ability to inspire people around the world; Leadership: Natural magnetism to attract and mobilize supporters; Grounded: Deep trust and respect from the community



To be eligible, a nominee must be:
  • actively involved in tackling major social and/or environmental challenges in the developing countries of the Asia Pacific*;
  • serving on the leadership team of a social-purpose organization;
  • committed to the cause long-term;
  • able to communicate with the Earth Company team in English (or Japanese) regularly by email and phone;
  • aligned with the vision and values of Earth Company;

Earth Company is agnostic about number of years in operationorganizational maturitysectoral focusnationalityagegender and academic credentials. For-profit companies and nonprofit organizations – and everything in between – are eligible.

*For details of eligible countries download our guidelines (PDF).



Our support package is tailor-made to suit each Impact Heroes needs and includes:

① tailor-made fundraising (~US$100k)
② marketing support
③ nonprofit management coaching

Find out more about each of these here, and to see the difference this support can make, take a look at the impact of 3 years’ support for our first Impact Hero, Bella Galhos →



Details of the application process and a link to the application form can be found by clicking FIND OUT MORE! below, or by downloading these guidelines.


Whether you are a potential candidate yourself, or are connected to the exceptional change-makers we seek, you can help us make sure we support those who need it most. Please share, and we look forward to receiving some great applications!


If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email, also at [email protected].