Beneficiary, Beethoven for the Indus Valley
Acumen Fund is a pioneering not-for-profit venture fund that is changing how the world addresses poverty. Acumen Fund invests patient capital in businesses that deliver critical, affordable goods and services to the world's poor, improving the lives of millions. Since 2002, Acumen Fund has invested more than $11 million in Pakistan. Acumen Fund's Pakistan portfolio includes investments in affordable housing, drinking water solutions, health insurance and agriculture.
Acumen Fund invests in innovative entrepreneurs who are change agents and is the largest and most recognized social investor in Pakistan, helping shape the conversation around how to focus on sustainable change. Acumen Fund has a strong and growing local community of supporters-partners, advisors and others who share its values and support the organization in realizing its vision of providing choice, not charity and dignity, not dependence.
Acumen Fund's long-term vision is that one day, every human being will have access to the critical goods and services they need to make choices for themselves and pursue lives of greater purpose. Acumen Fund imagines a future where policymakers, governments, aid organizations, and corporations work in tandem to redefine the way the world addresses poverty.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Acumen Fund
Jacqueline is a frequent visitor to Pakistan, often making several trips a year. She last visited Pakistan in September 2010 after the floods to understand the devastating impact and wrote about her experience
, sharing individual stories from survivors and highlighting the incredible relief efforts being undertaken by many in the Acumen Fund community. She was recently named to Foreign Policy
's list of Top 100 Global Thinkers and Daily Beast's
25 Smartest People of the Decade. Jacqueline is a frequent speaker at the Clinton Global Initiative and TED. As a contributor to Huffington Post
, Jacqueline has written about the need to build communities in Pakistan.
Click to see Jacqueline's presentation from TEDxKarachi in April 2010.
See Jacqueline in person at Carnegie Hall on January 31.