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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 Priyanka Bhasin on June 18, 2018

Smallholder farmers, as defined by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), are farmers who own small-based plots of land, typically 2 hectares or less, on which they grow subsistence crops and one or two cash crops relying almost exclusively on family labor. According...
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By Acumen on April 10, 2018

The opportunity to invest in women – as leaders, change agents, and key business stakeholders  - has never been clearer. Acumen, with support from Unilever, Fossil Foundation, and Danone, is hosting its third Beyond Dialogue workshop today, as part of the Skoll World Forum, to...
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By Acumen on March 13, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Cristina Ljungberg has joined Acumen’s Board of Directors. Cristina is co-founder of The Case For Her, an innovative funding collaborative, investing in early stage markets. The Case For Her’s first impact portfolio, launched in 2017, is focused on menstrual...
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By Acumen on February 13, 2018

Easy Solar marks Acumen’s second investment under its Pioneer Energy Investment Initiative New York, NY (February 13, 2018) -- Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, and Gaia Impact Fund, a venture fund specializing in clean energy, announced today their investment in Azimuth (trading as Easy...
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By Acumen on January 30, 2018

Acumen is excited to introduce our 2018 Fellows from East Africa, India and Pakistan. Our Fellowship is equipping extraordinary leaders with the capacity to positively transform society. This year’s cohort of 64 Fellows are tackling some of their region’s greatest challenges and inspiring their communities...
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