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.”