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Exit Strategy: How Cashing Out Can Move Us Closer to Universal Energy Access

By Leslie Labruto and Sarah Bieber on October 15, 2019

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December 02, 2019

Yogesh Kumar and the Women Driving Women’s Equality in India.
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November 19, 2019

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By Keshav Bagri and Ishan Mishra on October 11, 2019

Acumen has invested $1 million in Promethean Power Systems, a company producing off-grid rural milk chillers in India.  Access to reliable power supply remains a challenge in rural India: in 2018, an average of only six of India’s 29 states had 24-hour power supply in...
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By Olawale Ajiboye on October 04, 2019

We sat in the room in silence—20 stares and 20 new faces, bound by curiosity. The facilitator asked the group, “Why are we here?” -- the Fellows smiled, their eyes fired up, and our journey began. It is the first day of the West Africa Fellows...
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September 20, 2019

Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Acumen, was honored with this year’s Concordia Leadership Award in New York City for her pioneering contributions to developing innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. Joining previous recipients— the former CEO of Unilever, Paul Polman, First Lady...
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September 17, 2019

For decades, Colombia’s internal armed conflict halted rural development across the country. Travel to remote rural towns was dangerous and, due to lack of infrastructure, sometimes even impossible. Drug traffickers, one of the main drivers of the conflict, encouraged farmers in these regions to switch...
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