Jeffrey Prost-Greene

Jeffrey Prost-Greene is a Washington D.C. native, social innovator, and environmental leader who has spent his professional career, founding and working in a range of roles as an entrepreneur at the intersection of sustainability, community development, food systems, and impact financing, both in the U.S. and South Africa. He co-founded Up Top Acres, one of the largest rooftop farming networks in the U.S., forming coalitions with local and state governments and industry to successfully lobby the City Council to pass the country’s first-ever tax credit legislation for rooftop agriculture. Recently, he built and led the United Nations SDSN Youth Global Innovation and Impact Awards, which showcase, support, and mobilize outstanding, youth-led innovations and industry trailblazers, scaling solutions and commitments in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals. Jeffrey studied business and social entrepreneurship at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Cape Town’s Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. His has been recognized by leading institutions, incubators and fellowships such as Forbes 30 under 30, Unleash, New Leaders Council, Halcyon Incubator, Unreasonable Institute, Startingbloc, and the Global Good Fund. Outside work, he enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, hiking, and participating in water activities such as tubing. His life dream is to start an animal sanctuary.