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Everytable Opens Its Sixth Healthy Food Store in Compton, California

October 16, 2018

At 30, Sam Polk quit his high-powered job on Wall Street, eager to leave behind a world consumed by profit to pursue a life of purpose. So, in 2016, he created Everytable. He saw the need for fresh, nutritious food across America where fast-food joints dominate every corner. Their goal: to transform the food landscape the same way McDonald’s did 50 years ago, replacing burgers...
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November 27, 2018

Access to reliable, affordable and clean energy is United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7. Achieving it means providing electricity to 1 billion people and clean cooking systems to 3 billion people worldwide by 2030. Five African entrepreneurs were selected to receive the inaugural Energy Access...
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By Leslie Labruto and Aïssatou Diagne on September 18, 2018

Investing in companies in the energy access sector is both an art and a science. At Acumen, we leverage insights from both our portfolio and pipeline to sharpen our investment skills to ensure our capital is backing the most catalytic companies. Of course, it’s not...
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September 05, 2018

This is the question we’re asked most frequently. It’s a great question, and it’s the right one to be asking before submitting your application. We asked Acumen Fellows about their most important takeaways from the Fellowship, and here is what they had to say: 1....
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August 21, 2018

The WE Empower Challenge honors five women entrepreneurs, one from each of the five UN regions, who are advancing the SDGs through their business practices.
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August 14, 2018

Our next cohort of Acumen Fellows will be the largest and most regionally diverse Fellows to date. That’s because, this year, we’re adding two new Fellowship regions. In addition to East Africa, India, and Pakistan, we’re accepting applications for our new leadership programs in Colombia...
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