Inclusive Capitalism & Moral Leadership — with Jacqueline Novogratz
The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway
Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder, and CEO of Acumen, a global nonprofit investing in sustainable businesses, leaders, and ideas. She is also the author of, Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World. Jacqueline shares her ideas around moral leadership and how to use capital and networks as means, not ends, to solving the issues of poverty. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter, @jnovogratz. Scott opens with his thoughts on Coinbase’s “broken IPO.” He also discusses Spotify’s recent developments and the broader social audio wave — AKA why every company is trying to become Clubhouse.Algebra of Happiness: teaching masculinity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
33. Catalyzing a Moral Revolution with Jacqueline Novogratz
This week's guest, venture capitalist, author, and nonprofit CEO Jacqueline Novogratz. She's the founder and CEO of Acumen, an organization dedicated to helping solve the global issue of poverty. Jacqueline explains how those in poverty just want dignity, and in this episode, we learn how she helps make that happen.Follow Jacqueline and Acumen:Twitter @jnovogratzInstagram @jnovogratzVisit the Acumen websiteTwitter @AcumenInstagram @acumenorgFollow Radical Ones on social media:@RadicalOnesPod on Twitter@RadicalOnesPodcast on InstagramRadical Ones on FacebookSign up for the Radical Ones Newsletter at www.RadicalOnes.coSupport the podcast on PatreonAnd if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe!
Jacqueline Novogratz on the importance of moral leadership in business
Jacqueline Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Acumen. She has been named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy, one of the 25 Smartest People of the Decade by the Daily Beast, and one of the World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds by Forbes, which also honored her with the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship. In addition to Acumen, she is a sought after speaker and sits on a number of philanthropic boards. Conversation moderated by Lindsay Siegel (Head of Impact, Company Ventures)
On episode 178 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by Jacqueline Novogratz. Jacqueline is the founder and CEO of the non-profit Acumen. Jacqueline and Paul celebrate their birthday, both born on the Ides of March, before turning to how Jacqueline approaches her work with Acumen, both during the pandemic and beyond.Jacqueline talks about how Acumen engages with investment and how the pandemic drove them to understand their role in community-building on a deeper level. They talk about the need for moral imagination and the essential role of reading in building understanding, touching on Mary Oliver, Gabriel García Márquez, and more. Jacqueline Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Acumen. 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.Jacqueline is the New York Times best-selling author of The Blue Sweater and Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World. She has been named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy, one of the 25 Smartest People of the Decade by the Daily Beast, and one of the world’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds by Forbes, which also honored her with the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship.
Welcome to Creative On Purpose Live! These conversations are about flying higher in the difference only you can make. Endeavor better. It’s time to be creative on purpose. Are you ready? Let’s go!I’m your host, Scott Perry, author of Onward and Difference-Maker Coach at Creative on Purpose and Akimbo Workshops. Visit CreativeOnPurpose.com to start doing better work by making better decisions.This season we’re drawing insight and inspiration from guests who are successfully embracing uncertainty, navigating adversity, and making things better doing work that matters.Today's guest is Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of The Acumen Fund and author of Manifesto for a Moral Revolution. Learn more about Jacqueline at Acumen.org.
Jacqueline Novogratz in conversation with Meg Ryan
Live Talks Los Angeles
Jacqueline Novogratz in conversation with Meg Ryan at Live Talks Los Angeles discussing her book "Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World." The talk was held on May 14, 2020 and was taped from the Live Talks Los Angeles studios. For more information on Live Talks Los Angeles -- upcoming events, videos and podcast -- visit livetalksla.org and subscribe to this podcast.
FOLLOW @ubuntulovechallenge PARTICIPATE #StillSheRises #iam ABOUT The stories of too many women, facing untold adversity across the world remain untold. Still She Rises is about supporting women on their journey to rise against the odds as powerful agents of embodied leadership and change. To commemorate the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day, we have recorded a series of interviews featuring the extraordinary stories powerful of women. They're free for you to watch and share. PARTICIPATE IN THE #iam CHALLENGE The “#iam Challenge” is a global social media-based challenge to encourage women to answer ten-times Who They Are in a social media post. Each of our Firestarters answered this question 10 times in their respective interviews so our Challenge taps into the intrinsic power of this question too. Check out #iam to view, share, or participate. WHO WE ARE www.ubuntulovechallenge.org #iam #stillsherises #unwomen #womenempowerment #orangetheworld #generationequality #genderequality #16daysofactivism #humanrights #16days #unitednations #unicef #genderequality
Jacqueline Novogratz: Marshalling a Moral Revolution
Burn the Boats
Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen, talks about the role of markets in working towards a better world and how the kind of work she does has changed in recent years as the rising generation demands sustainability, inclusion, equity, and justice.Jacqueline’s organization, Acumen, is a nonprofit impact investment fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of poverty. Learn more about Acumen on their website and find them on Twitter at @Acumen. Find Jacqueline on Twitter at @JNovogratz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jacqueline Novogratz: Patient capital, impact businesses and finding your purpose
Jacqueline Novogratz is leading a moral revolution. She left a successful career in banking in New York when she was 25 to head to Rwanda with hopes of launching a microfinance fund. It didn’t go quite as planned, but she persevered. Along the way she worked for the World Bank and for Unicef, she founded leadership programs at the Rockefeller Foundation, and then in 2001 she founded Acumen. A not for profit that invests patient capital in businesses that provide critical goods and services to people living in poverty.Acumen has invested $128 million of patient capital to build more than 130 social enterprises across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. These companies have leveraged an additional $611 million of invested funds, and brought basic services like affordable education, health care, clean water, energy and sanitation to more than 308 million people. Now that’s impact. Jacqueline really is a force of nature, she has a heart of gold, but she also has a steely focus on how to get a deal across the line. And I feel I’ve found a kindred spirit in Jacqueline, we’re both translators, straddling the worlds of finance and social development, trying our best to tell the stories of hope in a world that’s looking more chaotic by the day. I really hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. There’s so many really valuable insights here, especially towards the end when Jacqueline offers advice on how we can all shift our careers to have more purpose. All the show notes are at www.johntreadgold.comEnjoy!
Jacqueline Novogratz – Investing in Dignity and Character - [Invest Like the Best, EP.195]
Invest Like the Best with Patrick O'Shaughnessy
My guest today is Jacqueline Novogratz. Jacqueline is the founder and CEO of Acumen, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of poverty. Our conversation touches on how Jacqueline left Wall Street and ended up starting a micro finance bank in Rwanda, how she thinks about investing in character, how creating dignity plays such a major role in her investments, and how governments and businesses can work together to solve the world's toughest problems. It is a bit of a departure from my normal investing conversations but contains powerful lessons for many investors and builders. I really enjoyed our conversation and hope you will to. This episode of Invest Like The Best is sponsored by Canalyst. Canalyst is the leading destination for public company data and analysis. If you’re a professional equity investor and haven’t talked to Canalyst recently, you should give them a shout. Learn more and try Canalyst for yourself at canalyst.com/Patrick. For more episodes go to InvestorFieldGuide.com/podcast. Sign up for the book club and new email newsletter called “Inside the Episode” at InvestorFieldGuide.com/bookclub. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @patrick_oshag Show Notes (2:29) – (First question) – Where the concept of the blue sweater came from for her book. (2:44) - The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World (4:29) – Every child has a humiliated experience and the impact on their life (6:55) – The origin of Acumen (10:42) – Why character is such an important investing filter for her (11:59) – How the markets have changed through the lens of Acumen (16:59) – The challenges of getting started (17:04) – Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World (19:46) – Embracing the idea of being uncomfortable and an example for her (21:50) – The space between government action and market action (26:11) – The concept of conformity traps (29:29) – The lens of moral imagination (30:32) – The importance of brining dignity to others (35:09) – Entrepreneurial skills she sees outside of the US that we lack here (39:38) – Biggest problems across the globe she is interested in tackling (42:48) – Impediments to investing in global problems (49:11) – Kindest thing anyone has done for her Learn More For more episodes go to InvestorFieldGuide.com/podcast. Sign up for the book club and new email newsletter called “Inside the Episode” at InvestorFieldGuide.com/bookclub. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @patrick_oshag