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This Entrepreneur is Tackling Kenya's Sanitation Crisis

By Acumen on April 06, 2018

How do you get people to start giving a sh*t about sh*t? That’s the question constantly on the mind of Lindsay Stradley, Co-founder of our investee Sanergy, a social enterprise building sustainable toilets in the slums of East Africa and serving 55,000 residents daily. As Lindsay explains in her newly released TED Talk, addressing the global sanitation crisis starts with first talking about human waste and then building smarter systems designed...
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By Steve Ross on April 26, 2018

Acumen’s impact is ultimately about people. Identifying with, standing with, listening to and empowering people.  This impact is delivered with dignity, respect, sincerity and generosity.  And the affects impact everyone involved. Its Pioneer Energy Investment Initiative Partners experienced that firsthand on a trip to East...
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By Acumen on March 12, 2018

Acumen, in conjunction with UNIX Gallery, is pleased to present Faces Of Change, a solo exhibition by German photographer Martin Schoeller. This exhibition marks the strong continuation of Acumen’s mission to tackle worldwide poverty issues and empower the poor to participate in the global economy...
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By Malik Sarwar on February 15, 2018

As a long-time partner of Acumen, I thought I knew the organization's work very well, but after a recent trip to Pakistan, I was pleasantly surprised to see the extent of Acumen's impact in the country. My journey started after being invited to attend Acumen's...
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ACUMEN ENERGY INVESTMENTS RAISE $58M

By Leslie Labruto on February 14, 2018

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By Acumen on January 23, 2018

New report reveals impact of Acumen's 10 years investing in off-grid energy New York, NY (January 23, 2018) – Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, today launched its Energy Impact Report, a comprehensive look at the impact of its 10 years of investing in off-grid...
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By ACUMEN on January 09, 2018

First investment, EarnUp, helps low-income Americans manage their debt New York, NY (January 9, 2018) — Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, today announced its first financial inclusion investment under its Acumen America portfolio. Launched in 2016, Acumen America invests in social enterprises addressing the problems...
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