Jacqueline Novogratz talks about how her pioneering Acumen Fund invests in local entrepreneurs as they try to solve big problems to improve the lives of low-income people in several countries. Called impact investing, her fund uses philanthropic funds, adopts a long time horizon (patient capital), and brings business discipline to entrepreneurial ventures. Source: Wall Street Journal, December 26, 2012.
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, explains how
four technologies can transform our lives. They are: digitization of biology, new materials and manufacturing,
personalization of computing, and automation. Source: McKinsey and Company, February 2013.