Moral Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty: Conversation with Jacqueline Novogratz

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Just as Jacqueline Novogratz’s groundbreaking new book, Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World, makes its way to readers, an international pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the gaping wounds of our era, from a broken health system to climate change and skyrocketing inequality and growing divisiveness. Our inadequate systems and institutions are slumping beneath a host of modern crises. Most urgently, moral leaders are proving a scarce commodity. Across the world, an anxious public is hungry for clear, conscientious guidance. The stakes are higher than ever.

Please join us for a conversation with Jacqueline and Roddy Gow about the how we might use this moment of extreme uncertainty to reimagine our institutions and enact a moral revolution – a revolution of character, moral imagination, moral courage, and leadership that acts for the benefit of all of us.

Jacqueline Novogratz is the New York Times best-selling author of The Blue Sweater and Manifesto for a Moral Revolution. She founded Acumen in 2001 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.

Jacqueline 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 her work with Acumen, she is a sought-after speaker and sits on a number of philanthropic boards.

Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. Acumen invests patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $128 million in 128 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. Acumen is also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies. Learn more at http://www.acumen.org

Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World is currently available for purchase wherever books are sold in the United States, and in select markets worldwide. Please check your local booksellers for availability. To learn more about the book, upcoming events, and Acumen’s online course that accompanies the book, as well as to sign up for Acumen’s newsletter, please visit http://acumen.org/moralrevolution.

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June 10 2020

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Date: June 10
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