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If businesses are to be truly inclusive, they must incorporate low-income and marginalized people across their operations — a new Inclusive Business Playbook from Acumen and EY provides a toolkit to help companies navigate this transition. Inclusive business is more than a buzzword, it is...
THE CHALLENGE: EXPENSIVE DIESEL GENERATORS Due to limited and unreliable grid electricity, two thirds of electricity in Nigeria is provided by expensive diesel and petrol generator sets. Relying on petrol generators costs off-grid microbusiness owners—such as vendors in rural marketplaces—up to 50 percent of their...
Acumen has invested in Bridge, a fintech company paving the way to financial stability for Americans with its unique fee-free banking services. THE CHALLENGE: EXPENSIVE AND EXCLUSIONARY BANKING More than 63 million Americans do not have access to affordable banking services. Big traditional banks often...