Seth Green is the founding director of the Raymond Baumhart, S.J., Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility, an interdisciplinary center at Loyola University Chicago that equips Chicagoland leaders and students with the tools to accelerate social change. Seth is also an executive lecturer in the Management Department of Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business.
Seth joined Loyola after 15 years of leading institutions at the forefront of fighting poverty and expanding opportunity. Most recently, he served as executive director of Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.), a Chicagoland nonprofit that prepares low-income youth for post-secondary and life success. During his tenure, he spearheaded an expansion of Y.O.U.’s programs from serving 450 youth in 2010 to 1,600 in 2017. He also envisioned and led a $16.4 million fundraising campaign to build a new Y.O.U. youth center and financial endowment.
Seth began his career as a consultant at McKinsey and Company, where he worked with private sector clients on strategic planning and change management. A recipient of McKinsey’s Community Fellowship, he spent one year of his time at the firm supporting nonprofit clients, including the Gates Foundation and United Way.
Seth is a sought after speaker on social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, nonprofit leadership, and cross-sector partnership, having spoken on these topics at the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, World Bank, United Nations, and other leading institutions. He served for numerous years as a discussion facilitator for the Clinton Global Initiative and he was a plenary speaker at the 2011 White House-sponsored conference on Connecting Communities for the Common Good. Before joining Loyola, Seth was also a lecturer at Northwestern University, where he taught courses on nonprofit management and social impact leadership.
Seth is a frequent media contributor, having served as a guest on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, CNN, and MSNBC, and having written op-eds for the Christian Science Monitor and Miami Herald. In addition, his work has been featured by hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. For his social innovation leadership, Utne Reader named Seth one of 50 “Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”
Seth has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship, and a law degree from Yale University.