Panel Discussion

Jacqueline Novogratz & Shaiza Rizavi On 'Practices To Build A Better World'

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Jacqueline Novogratz & Shaiza Rizavi On 'Practices To Build A Better World'

Join Jacqueline Novogratz & Shaiza Rizavi for a conversation around “practices to build a better world”. Jacqueline Novogratz 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. Acumen has invested $128 million to build more than 128 social enterprises across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States. These companies have leveraged an additional $611 million and brought basic services like affordable education, health care, clean water, energy and sanitation to more than 260 million people. Shaiza Rizavi is a managing member and portfolio manager at Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. (GGHC), a New York-based growth-equity brokerage and investment management firm dedicated to individual investors. Shaiza sits on the board of numerous non profit and impact organizations, including Acumen.

Meet The Speakers

Jacqueline Novogratz
Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline is the New York Times best-selling author of “The Blue Sweater”. Her second book “Manifesto for a Moral Revolution” will be published in May 2020. In 2001, Jacqueline founded Acumen with the idea of investing philanthropic “patient-capital” in entrepreneurs seeking to solve the toughest issues of poverty.

Shaiza Rizavi
Shaiza Rizavi

Shaiza Rizavi is a managing member and portfolio manager at Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. (GGHC), a New York-based growth-equity brokerage and investment management firm dedicated to individual investors. Ms. Rizavi serves on the boards of trustees of the American Museum of Natural History, the Calhoun School, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and Acumen.