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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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November 18, 2020

Acumen India has invested in S4S Technologies, a company whose solar-powered drying machines are increasing smallholder farmers’ incomes while reducing food waste. THE CHALLENGE: WASTED CROPS In India, smallholder farmers’ incomes depend not only on the amount of crops they have to sell but also...
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September 22, 2020

With 80 percent of the world’s poor working mainly in farming, fighting poverty is inextricably intertwined with changing the status quo of agriculture. As climate change presents farmers with challenges from severe drought to locust infestations, the urgency of these efforts is only increasing. Acumen...
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August 20, 2020

Acumen America has invested in Zing Health, a health insurance plan ensuring underserved Senior Citizens have access to better care. THE CHALLENGE: Disparities in Access to Quality Healthcare for Seniors Americans enrolled in Medicare are covered by one of two health insurance plans: original Medicare,...
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August 17, 2020

Acumen has exited Orb Energy, a company bringing affordable rooftop solar energy to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India. In 2011, Acumen became Orb Energy’s first institutional investor. At the time, the company focused on providing off-grid solar home systems to low-income households in...
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