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Acumen and Green Climate Fund Boost COVID-19 Relief in Off-Grid Energy Access

November 12, 2020

With a $30 Million investment for Sub-Saharan Africa, Green Climate Fund joins a coalition of investors and donors to protect the progress made in achieving universal energy access. This week, the board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved a $30 million investment in the Energy Access Relief Facility, a fund to support off-grid energy companies through the COVID-19 pandemic. As a pioneer in the...
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June 03, 2021

If businesses are to be truly inclusive, they must incorporate low-income and marginalized people across their operations — a new Inclusive Business Playbook from Acumen and EY provides a toolkit to help companies navigate this transition.  Inclusive business is more than a buzzword, it is...
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January 14, 2021

THE CHALLENGE: EXPENSIVE DIESEL GENERATORS Due to limited and unreliable grid electricity, two thirds of electricity in Nigeria is provided by expensive diesel and petrol generator sets. Relying on petrol generators costs off-grid microbusiness owners—such as vendors in rural marketplaces—up to 50 percent of their...
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October 28, 2020

Acumen has invested in Bridge, a fintech company paving the way to financial stability for Americans with its unique fee-free banking services. THE CHALLENGE: EXPENSIVE AND EXCLUSIONARY BANKING More than 63 million Americans do not have access to affordable banking services. Big traditional banks often...
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