Michele Kahane interviews Jacqueline Novogratz
Milano and Parsons faculty Michele Kahane interviews Jacqueline Novogratz, the New York Times best-selling author of The Blue Sweater, about the state of the world and her new book, Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World.
Jacqueline is the CEO and Founder of Acumen, a non-profit global venture capital fund whose goal is to use entrepreneurial approaches to address global poverty. In 2001, Jacqueline founded Acumen with the idea of investing philanthropic patient capital in entrepreneurs seeking to solve the toughest issues of poverty. As a pioneer of impact investing, Acumen and its investments have brought critical services like healthcare, education and clean energy to hundreds of millions of low-income people. After supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs, Jacqueline and her team recognized character as the crucial ingredient for success; in 2020, they launched Acumen Academy to instruct others in global social change. Under Jacqueline’s leadership, Acumen also has launched several for-profit impact funds designed to invest at the intersection of poverty and climate change, and has spun off 60 Decibels, founded on the principle that serving all stakeholders is as important as enriching shareholders.
Introduction by Latha Poonamallee, Associate Professor of Management and Social Innovation & Chair of Management Programs.
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