On The Ground

Letter from Jacqueline Novogratz – Winter 2014

During Chinese New Year celebrations just a few weeks ago, I walked through the streets of New York as colorful confetti mingled with white snowflakes: beautiful fragments, a fluttering, harmonious welcome to the Year of the Galloping Horse. Indeed, Acumen is moving apace. January brought a trip to India; February, Pakistan. Both experiences have reinforced a sense of optimism amidst global challenges. [Read More]

IDSP: A Life-Changer

Safdar Hussain is a current Acumen Pakistan Fellow and reflects below on his journey as a Fellow this year. Acumen is now accepting applications for the next cohort of Acumen Fellows not only in Pakistan, but also in East Africa and India as well. Click on the above links to apply. The deadline to submit your application is 23 September 2013 at 5:00pm GMT. For questions, please email fellows@acumen.org. [Read More]

Impact Investing – From the Margins to the Mainstream

Today, the World Economic Forum (WEF) is releasing a new report titled, From the Margins to the Mainstream: Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors.  The report aims, in the author’s words, to “provide an initial assessment of the sector and identify the factors constraining the acceleration of capital into the field of impact investing.” [Read More]