from HATCH Global Living Room with NY Times Best Selling Author Jacqueline Novogratz
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Join Hatch Global living room for a discussion with Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Acumen, named one of Forbes’ World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds. and NY Times Best-selling author
Jacqueline Novogratz is the CEO & Founder of Acumen, a nonprofit venture capital firm for the poor that invests in sustainable enterprises in the developing world. Under Jacqueline Novogratz’s leadership, Acumen invests in companies and leaders creating new solutions to the problems of poverty, bringing education, healthcare, energy, and more to 260 million people. Today, Jacqueline discusses the need to lead from a place of “moral imagination,” and why character is critical to achieving real, sustainable change. In 2019 Jacqueline was honored with this year’s Concordia Leadership Award in New York City for her pioneering contributions to developing innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.
The weekly Global Living Room sessions are a medley of diverse insights by astronauts, scientists, technologists, CEOs, artists, poets, and extraordinary humans from multiple countries around the world.
It’s a time of collective sense-making, working to understand inflection points, reframe challenges, and identify opportunities to create real solutions.
Jacqueline’s work began in 1986 when she quit her job on Wall Street to co-found Rwanda’s first microfinance institution, Duterimbere. The experience inspired her to write the bestseller, The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor, and create Acumen. Indeed, when she founded Acumen in 2001, few had heard of the words impact investing. Nineteen years later, under Jacqueline’s leadership, Acumen has invested $128 million to build more than 128 social enterprises across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. These companies have leveraged an additional $611 million and brought basic services like affordable education, health care, clean water, energy and sanitation to more than 260 million people. In 2015, Fast Company named Acumen one of the world’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profits.
Prior to Acumen, Jacqueline founded and directed The Philanthropy Workshop and The Next Generation Leadership programs at the Rockefeller Foundation. Jacqueline serves on boards of the Aspen Institute and 60 Decibels and sits on the Advisory Councils of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, the Oxford Said Global Leadership Council, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, and UNICEF.
She is a frequent speaker at forums including TED and the Aspen Ideas Festival. Her best-selling memoir The Blue Sweater chronicles her quest to understand poverty and challenges readers to grant dignity to the poor and to rethink their engagement with the world.