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Acumen Launches Energy Impact Report

By Andrew Bowe on January 23, 2018

New report reveals impact of Acumen's 10 years investing in off-grid energy New York, NY (January 23, 2018) – Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, today launched its Energy Impact Report, a comprehensive look at the impact of its 10 years of investing in off-grid energy. Since 2007, Acumen has invested $22.1 million in 20 energy companies, ranging from d.light to BURN Manufacturing, that have...
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Acumen America Makes Its First Financial Inclusion Investment under New Partnership with MetLife Foundation

By Andrew Bowe on January 09, 2018

First investment, EarnUp, helps low-income Americans manage their debt New York, NY (January 9, 2018) — Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, today announced its first financial inclusion investment under its Acumen America portfolio. Launched in 2016, Acumen America invests in social enterprises addressing the problems of poverty in the United States with a focus on the sectors of health care, workforce development and financial inclusion....
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Making Money Work: The State of Off-Grid Investing

By Andrew Bowe on December 07, 2017

At Acumen’s Energy Summit in London, we chatted with sector experts about the current state of investing in off-grid energy. Collectively, we examined the types of capital required to scale off-grid energy companies and the magnitude of investment needed to achieve universal energy access. Led by Daniel Goldfarb, CEO of Lendable, and Amar Inamdar, Managing Director of a growth fund for off-grid energy startups in...
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By Andrew Bowe on April 10, 2018

The opportunity to invest in women – as leaders, change agents, and key business stakeholders  - has never been clearer. Acumen, with support from Unilever, Fossil Foundation, and Danone, is hosting its third Beyond Dialogue workshop today, as part of the Skoll World Forum, to...
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This Entrepreneur is Tackling Kenya's Sanitation Crisis

By Andrew Bowe on April 06, 2018

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Cristina Ljungberg joins Acumen's Board of Directors

By Andrew Bowe on March 13, 2018

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By Andrew Bowe on March 12, 2018

Acumen, in conjunction with UNIX Gallery, is pleased to present Faces Of Change, a solo exhibition by German photographer Martin Schoeller. This exhibition marks the strong continuation of Acumen’s mission to tackle worldwide poverty issues and empower the poor to participate in the global economy...
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By Andrew Bowe on February 15, 2018

As a long-time partner of Acumen, I thought I knew the organization's work very well, but after a recent trip to Pakistan, I was pleasantly surprised to see the extent of Acumen's impact in the country. My journey started after being invited to attend Acumen's...
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ACUMEN ENERGY INVESTMENTS RAISE $58M

By Andrew Bowe on February 14, 2018

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Acumen Makes First Investment in Sierra Leone

By Andrew Bowe on February 13, 2018

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Meet the 2018 Cohort of Acumen Fellows

By Andrew Bowe on January 30, 2018

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By Andrew Bowe on January 23, 2018

New report reveals impact of Acumen's 10 years investing in off-grid energy New York, NY (January 23, 2018) – Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, today launched its Energy Impact Report, a comprehensive look at the impact of its 10 years of investing in off-grid...
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By Andrew Bowe on January 09, 2018

First investment, EarnUp, helps low-income Americans manage their debt New York, NY (January 9, 2018) — Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, today announced its first financial inclusion investment under its Acumen America portfolio. Launched in 2016, Acumen America invests in social enterprises addressing the problems...
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