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The Blue Sweater

Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

By Jacqueline Novogratz
12-minute read
The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz

The Blue Sweater is an autobiographical look at the author’s travels in Africa and how they helped her understand the failures of traditional charity. These blinks also outline why a new type of philanthropic investing, called “patient capital,” developed by the author, may be part of the answer.

  • Anyone interested in social entrepreneurship   
  • Anyone who wants to work in developing countries and is wondering what to expect
  • Anyone interested in helping developing countries rise out of poverty

Jacqueline Novogratz is a former Wall Street banker who later went on to found and head Acumen Fund, a non-profit venture capital firm that invests in sustainable enterprises with the goal of lifting people out of poverty.

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