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All Quotes by author - Jacqueline Novogratz
" Acumen Fund's patient capital investment in Western Seed is intended to enhance the food security and economic independence of Kenya's smallholder farmers. "
" As both developed and developing nations search for alternative sources of energy in response to the growing energy crisis, we at Acumen Fund believe that investing in entrepreneurs who provide innovative energy solutions is an increasingly critical part of the solution. "
" A sustainable world means working together to create prosperity for all. "
" Companies like Husk Power Systems are working to impact positively not only the environment, but to ensure that someday everyone, including the poorest of the poor in rural India, will have access to clean and affordable electricity. "
" Despite the hundreds of non-governmental organizations and the continued outpouring of foreign aid, East Africa remains as a region overwhelmed by extreme poverty. "
" Five days in Nairobi slums changes you. "
" Grief releases love and it also instills a profound sense of connection. "
" Human beings tend not to spend money on health preventionally. We tend to spend it on top treatment. "
" I think we so often equate leadership with being experts - the leader is supposed to come in and fix things. But in this interconnected world we live in now, it's almost impossible for just one person to do that. "
" I've heard it said that the most dangerous animal on the planet is the adolescent male. "
" I was an accidental banker. To please my parents, I went for an interview with Chase Manhattan Bank in 1983. They promised to send me into their offices in more than 40 countries and essentially audit the practices. It was an extraordinary job. "
" I would like philanthropists to take more risks and invest more in risk capital. "
" I wrote 'The Blue Sweater' to inspire more people to become engaged in working to solve the problems of global poverty. "
" Leaders can get stuck in groupthink because they're really not listening, or they're listening only to what they want to listen to, or they actually think they're so right that they're not interested in listening. And that leads to a lot of suboptimal solutions in the world. "
" Many business leaders are seeing the relationship between long term success and sustainability, and that's very heartening. "
" Monsters will always exist. There's one inside each of us. But an angel lives there, too. There is no more important agenda than figuring out how to slay one and nurture the other. "
" People have to understand that unless social enterprise is experimental, it will not succeed in making a difference. "
" Philanthropy is no longer about writing a check for $10,000 to the opera. "
" Rockefeller viewed his philanthropy through the lens of his business, and it really mirrored the Industrial Revolution. It was highly centralized, it was top down, it was based on experts, and it was big-picture. "
" Sproxil will help combat the multi-billion dollar counterfeit drug market, empower customers, and give them the resources to make informed pharmaceutical purchasing decisions. "
" There are cases where government-to-government aid actually has worked. Look at the eradication of smallpox and the near eradication of polio. But these are really top down solutions that require government-to-government support and aid. "
" This idea of universal access to basic healthcare has to be figured out as a world. No country has figured it out in part because it is driven by ideology. "
" Through the Fellows Program, Acumen Fund prepares future global leaders with the tools necessary to drive significant social change. "
" Today, 30-year-olds are becoming social entrepreneurs. "
" When we deny the poor and the vulnerable their own human dignity and capacity for freedom and choice, it becomes self-denial. It becomes a denial of both our collective and individual dignity, at all levels of society. "
" You have to learn to ask questions in a way that will elicit more nuanced answers, rather than the answers you would like to get. "
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