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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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June 23, 2020

It’s hard to believe that amidst all the technological innovation of the twenty-first century, 2.6 billion people around the world still have to use open fires to cook their meals.1 This is not just a problem of the inconvenience of outdated technology, but of health:...
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These Times.

By Jacqueline Novogratz on June 03, 2020

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May 04, 2020

“Wise and optimistic…provides a benevolent tonic for those looking to rise above the troubled waters of the age and embrace the ‘beautiful struggle’ of rebuilding our broken world. An inspiringly hopeful book.” —Kirkus Reviews “An urgent manifesto about what it means to stand with the...
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April 17, 2020

We are excited to announce Acumen's new investment in Solaris Offgrid, a social enterprise offering pay-as-you-go software to energy companies—enabling them to serve more customers, and at even lower income levels. The Challenge With pay-as-you-go purchasing services, low-income customers can buy typically unaffordable products like...
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By Jacqueline Novogratz on April 13, 2020

Dear Friends,  This is a report about Acumen’s activities in 2019. Yet as I write this letter, the COVID-19 pandemic has awakened the entire world with a jolt. If there is one thing the pandemic has made clear it is this: we are one world—not...
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