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Seen and Heard: News from Acumen and the impact investing sector


  • Acumen hosts Investor Gathering in New York City, full event can be viewed here

Recent Highlights

  • The Financial Times recently featured a profile of LifeSpring and Acumen in its Innovation in Healthcare special report.
  • In honor of Nelson Mandela, Jacqueline reflects in “Remembering Nelson Mandela
  • Forbes Journalist Denise Restauri highlights three Acumen Global Fellows in series “Why Leadership is About Dignity”
  • Jacqueline and head and former Acumen Global Fellow Jocelyn Wyatt were interviewed by FastCo about working together to change the world
  • Business Standard interviewed Acumen India Director Sachin Rudra in “Why India is our laboratory for innovation”
  • Jacqueline contributed to LinkedIn’s growing influencers program by writing about some of her favorite books
  • Avani founders receive Award for their work from the Dalai Lama
  • Investments in SRE Solutions in Pakistan, LabourNet and AHM in India were covered in local press

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Social Entrepreneurs Stand Up to White House in Defense of Muslim Rights

Yesterday, more than 170 global heads of social entrepreneurship organizations, including Acumen’s Founder and CEO, Jacqueline Novogratz, signed a letter denouncing President Trump’s recent Executive Order banning individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The seven countries included in the ban are Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia. [Read More]

Congratulations to the 2016 Pakistan Fellows!

Last month, Acumen held a celebration ceremony for the Pakistan Fellows Class of 2016 to commemorate the completion of the cohort’s first year as Acumen Fellows. Keynoted by Acumen President, Carlyle Singer, the event brought together Acumen community members from across Pakistan and showcased the leadership journeys of these 21 dynamic social change-makers. [Read More]

What We’re Learning Every Step of the Energy Ladder

Over the last decade, Acumen has invested roughly $20 million in 18 social enterprises in East Africa, India and Pakistan to build the largest portfolio of off-grid energy companies serving the poor. Working across every step of the energy ladder, these social enterprises have provided tens of millions with access to energy and helped them to save more than $1.7 billion in energy-related expenses while offsetting more than four million tons of CO2. [Read More]