Energy Impact Report
TEN YEARS AGO, Acumen started a journey to help bring energy to the 1.6 billion people living without electricity. Since then, we have invested $22.1 million in 20 energy companies to impact 81 million lives. But what does it mean? Did the lives of these 81 million people improve, and how?
These are the questions we seek to answer. Our Energy Impact Report analyzes the results of our 2017 Lean DataSM Energy Project. We talked to more than 5,500 customers across 11 countries, focusing on 18 impact indicators ranging from income level to energy access. For example, we can now tell you that our companies have given 58 million people access to modern energy for the first time. This data is a first for impact investing and provides the energy sector with the very first benchmarks for impact performance based on real customer data.