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Seen & Heard Around Acumen Fund
January 21 – February 10, 2012

Seen & Heard is a collection of recent headlines in the news about our world, our work, and the spaces and places in between. In each post, we also share a list of job openings at Acumen Fund and in our sector. Seen & Heard appears twice a month on the blog. For those of you who like keeping a pulse on the latest news as it’s happening, please consider following us on  Twitter and Facebook! Finally, if you have ideas for how we can improve Seen & Heard, please don’t be shy and leave a comment below to let us know. Thanks for reading!


  • Acumen Fund prepares to celebrate Generosity Day 2012 on February 14: take the Generosity Pledge here!
  • Acumen Fund’s Pakistan office holds a successful community gathering featuring a keynote address from Asad Umar, CEO of Engro Corporation

Articles of the Week

AF and AF Family in the News

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As a Business Development Analyst, Rohit supports Acumen Fund’s fundraising efforts, and manages Acumen Fund’s blog and social media presence.


Acumen and The International Center for Research on Women Call for Greater Gender Integration in Social Enterprises with New Report

Acumen and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) released a report today to encourage entrepreneurs, impact investors and philanthropists to consider new strategies for promoting gender equality through social enterprise. Produced in partnership with the Cartier Charitable Foundation, Women and Social Enterprises: How Gender Integration can Boost Entrepreneurial Solutions to Poverty reveals findings from several case studies from Acumen’s portfolio of investments, which demonstrate how social enterprises are engaging and impacting women and where they fall short. [Read More]


On a cold January afternoon in 2012, at Dow’s headquarters in Midland, Michigan, I sat at a large conference table with representatives from across Dow’s venture fund, foundation, sustainability team, and human resources department. This was the first meeting of its kind that I had attended with one of our corporate partners. I was unwittingly part of an emerging shift in how social change organizations and corporations are working together. A shift towards partnerships that align business growth objectives with social and environmental imperatives. [Read More]

Robert (Bob) Collymore of Safaricom Limited Joins Acumen’s Board Of Directors

Acumen announced today that Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom Limited, will join its Board of Directors. Collymore, who has been at the helm of the Kenyan communications company since 2010, previously sat on the Advisory Council of the nonprofit social venture fund founded by Jacqueline Novogratz. He has more than 30 years in the telecommunications sector working in Africa as well as Asia and Europe. [Read More]