Our Team

Welcoming our new COO, Carlyle Singer

We recently welcomed a new Chief Operating Officer to the team. Carlyle Singer brings over 30 years of executive, management, operational and corporate finance experience, most recently serving as President and CEO of a $280M private equity-owned global distribution company for printing and copier products. For more about her background, check out her bio. [Read More]

Acumen Values Award

At Acumen, our values are woven into all we do – from investing in companies to how we treat one another, our wider community, and the customers with whom we work. We realize that the work of creating change requires the moral imagination and, at times, courage, to consider trade-offs as we make the best decisions we can. To be effective, we need to know how to be both accountable and generous, when to listen and when to lead, how to be audacious while practicing humility. These rest on the foundation of both respect and integrity, two immutable values that carry into all we do. [Read More]

A waiting game in Kenya

Nairobi looks like a ghost town these past few days with most businesses closed and the transport system almost at a standstill. Most people have been cautious and remained indoors since Monday. Things are still very calm but there’s increasing frustration with the slow pace at which the elections results are being tallied and announced. [Read More]

“Impact Investing…tell me about that.”

A few weeks ago, our India Director, Sachindra Rudra was interviewed on Good Morning Mumbai, a popular program on Radio One, with RJ Hrishikesh Kanan. They chatted about Acumen Fund, Sachin’s background and the journey that brought him from a very traditional private sector job to the world of social impact. Most importantly, they discussed impact investing in India and how Acumen’s work is extending beyond our portfolio to develop leaders in the sector. Check out the interview below! [Read More]