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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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October 22, 2018

The Social Capital Markets Conference gathers thousands of impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and innovators from around the globe to catalyze social change. This year, we’re excited to share the SOCAP panels that will include voices from Acumen’s community. If you’re in San Francisco from...
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The Top 10 Lessons We've Learned in Energy Access

By Leslie Labruto and Aïssatou Diagne on September 18, 2018

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By Kat Harrison on August 30, 2018

There is a growing amount of data to suggest that children living in homes with solar lights are consistently studying for longer— up to an hour more each day. What has remained more puzzling is whether this extra study time was actually leading to improved...
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August 29, 2018

Acumen Fellow Kibret Abebe is the Founder and CEO of Tebita, Ethiopia’s first private ambulance company. But 10 years ago, Kibret was a trained anesthetist working at the city’s largest public hospital. Nearly every day, car accident victims were rushed in.
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July 13, 2018

We’re close to launching applications for the 2019 cohort of Acumen Fellows on August 6! But before we send you to the application page, we would like to introduce you to some of the inspiring Fellows from across the globe. Our community of almost 500...
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By Yasmina Zaidman on July 11, 2018

In January, Acumen convened more than one hundred corporate leaders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors in Nairobi for our fifth annual Collaboration Summit. The goal of the event, made possible with the support of EY, Dow, Dubai Expo, GE and Sainsbury’s, was to discuss and...
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