Molner's Table

How Quitting Wall Street Led This Exec to Change Her Career — And Other’s Lives

In 1986, Jacqueline Novogratz quit her job on Wall Street. She realized markets had the “power to enable innovation,” but wanted to use that power to help, rather than “exploit,” low-income people. In this week’s Molner’s Table, Novogratz talks about founding Acumen — a global non-profit fund that’s invested $128 million in businesses fighting poverty around the world.

On her nonprofit: “Capital isn’t enough. We had to begin to invest in young leaders.”

On her new book, Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: “We need to shift…to putting our shared humanity and the environment at the center of our systems.”