Business & Philanthropy Climate Forum



Jacqueline Novogratz is the Founder and CEO of Acumen and a recognized leader in the social impact space. A global community that fights poverty and builds dignity by investing in companies using both philanthropy-backed pioneer investing and for-profit impact funds, Acumen has impacted over 500 million people across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. Jacqueline is also the author of two award-winning books: the best-selling The Blue Sweater (2010), and Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World (2020). She is a member of The B Team and serves on numerous boards and advisory boards. She has been named, among other things, one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy, one of Insider’s Climate Action 30 leaders, one of the 25 Smartest People of the Decade by the Daily Beast.

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