Ecotrust president leaving to run wide-reaching social impact group

Portland-based Ecotrust’s president is leaving the group’s top post.

However Astrid Scholz isn’t going far. Scholz announced Wednesday she’ll resign to run the Resilience Exchange, a “global initiative to accelerate the pace of social change” that she actually started.

The group consists of 10 social change organizations that seek to address issues throughout the world. Along with Ecotrust, the Exchange includes Blue Solutions, Context Partners, Development Alternatives, Forest Trends, Grameen Foundation, Island Institute, Mercy Corps, Oxfam America and the Rockefeller Foundation.