In its Jan. 21 philanthropy-focused issue, Fortune magazine listed Jacqueline Novogratz (Col ’83) among those who “have the power, drive, and business acumen to really make a difference.” Fortune tabbed Novogratz, founder and CEO of the Acumen Fund, as “The Innovator” for her work in helping to create capital markets for the poor. According to the magazine, “Acumen, a nonprofit venture fund for social entrepreneurs … has made $27 million in investments in 18 businesses across Asia and Africa.”
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