General Atlantic Launches the GA Global Growth Institute

Institute will draw upon global network of thought leaders to advance conversations around critical drivers of global growth

General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, today announced the launch of the GA Global Growth Institute to share insights, research and advance conversations around entrepreneurship, innovation and other critical drivers of global economic expansion.

Led by Nobel Laureate economist and General Atlantic Senior Advisor Dr. Michael Spence, who will serve as Chairman of the Institute, the platform will draw from the broad and complementary expertise and analysis of General Atlantic’s global network, including the many Senior Advisors who help to shape the investment theses and growth strategies executed by the firm’s deal teams and portfolio companies.

“We have deep conviction in the power of global entrepreneurship and technological innovation to create inclusive, sustainable growth across sectors and regions,” said Bill Ford, Chairman and CEO of General Atlantic. “In the next critical phase of economic recovery, we will seek to harness the collective knowledge of our firm’s network to share insights on the drivers of growth patterns around the world. Themes of digital enablement, access to healthcare and education, financial inclusion, and sustainable growth have long underpinned our investing platform. The GA Global Growth Institute will explore these themes, as well as issues related to climate change and sustainability, and we are fortunate to have Mike’s leadership in these efforts.”

“As we enter a period of projected global growth, we hope to foster dialogue on the trends that are fundamentally transforming industries and economies,” said Dr. Spence. “Through the platform of the GA Global Growth Institute, we look forward to sharing perspectives and sparking discussions on critical topics including global entrepreneurship, paths to sustained growth, and future drivers of societal and economic progress. Within General Atlantic’s vast ecosystem of entrepreneurs and business leaders, we believe there is immense potential to amplify important voices to explore the systems that shape communities and institutions globally.”

Dr. Spence’s most recent piece of commentary, “Economic Growth and Investment: Prospects, Risks and Opportunities,” explores drivers behind the post-pandemic shift to inclusive global growth. The report outlines the new opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors and society at large that will stem from the rapid multi-dimensional technological and economic transformations the world is experiencing today. Dr. Spence asserts that, following a stalled recovery due to a resurgence of COVID-19, three sectors factors offer significant potential to drive macroeconomic growth: digital transformation, healthcare and biomedical science, and the green revolution. Find the full article here.

About General Atlantic

General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. Established in 1980, General Atlantic combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs and management teams to build market-leading businesses worldwide. General Atlantic has more than 175 investment professionals based in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Greenwich, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore. For more information on General Atlantic, please visit the website:

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