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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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By Anna Stillwell, Acumen Talent on March 02, 2021

These ideas evolved in conversation. Primary conversation partners include: Angel L. Lewis, Esq. and Yassin Choye. Conversations with Angel L. Lewis have spanned five years. At Acumen, we’re investors. A different kind of investor. We invest in people and companies working to solve problems for...
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The Importance of Moral Leadership in the COVID age

By Malik Sarwar on January 25, 2021

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By Otho Kerr on December 16, 2020

In November, Acumen hosted TEDxAcumen in connection with TED Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The goal of TEDxAcumen was to amplify the intersection of poverty and climate change and to highlight the need for investment in adaptation...
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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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September 14, 2020

Two accelerator participants will each receive $25,000 to help scale their enterprises, in addition to business continuity funding that 75 percent of the cohort received for their work serving vulnerable communities in East Africa. NAIROBI, Kenya, September 14, 2020 -- Jony Meshesha of Green Face...
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