Forum on Ethics: Creating a World Beyond Poverty with Jacqueline Novogratz
Jacqueline Novogratz is an American entrepreneur and author. She is the founder and CEO of Acumen, a non-profit global venture capital fund whose goal is to use entrepreneurial approaches to address global poverty. Her book, The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World, was inspired by an encounter she had while in Kigali, Rwanda. During a routine jog in her early 20's, Novogratz spotted a boy who was wearing a distinct blue sweater that upon closer inspection, turned out to be the same blue sweater she had donated to her local Goodwill a decade earlier. That blue sweater, with its decorations of a snow-capped mountain, two zebras and stripes, had her name on it. This encounter led Novogratz to realize the interconnectedness of our world, which influences her work today.
Monday, November 20 at 5:30pm