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Acumen Hosts Industry Leaders at Energy Summit

By Acumen on November 13, 2017

On October 4, Acumen held its second Energy Summit, bringing together more than 100 entrepreneurs, investors and key players to accelerate progress in the sector. Held in London, the event focused on the journey of early stage entrepreneurs, the voice of the customer they are serving, and how this unique mix of players can achieve more together across the field. The summit is part of...
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All Eyes on West Africa

By Acumen on November 15, 2017

When Acumen first began investing in West Africa in 2011, we believed that many of the business models, products and services would translate from East Africa. Overcoming contextual differences, such as access to mobile money and a willingness to pay, was tougher than we thought especially when it came to the energy sector. That, however, is changing. We recently closed our first energy deal in...
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Forbes Names Jacqueline Novogratz as one of 100 Greatest Living Business Minds

By Acumen on September 19, 2017

Acumen Founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz is featured in Forbes magazine’s special centennial issue, released today, as one of The World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds. In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Forbes has put together this collector’s edition featuring essays, lessons and ideas for the next 100 years from today’s most influential business leaders around the world. In developing the list of 100, Forbes sought people who had either created...
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The Third Plate and the Future of Impact Investing

By Sasha Dichter on April 25, 2017

Our food system is broken. While we have solved the problem of how to produce lots of calories for a low direct cost, this same food system has resulted in an obesity epidemic; it is why nearly 10% of the U.S. population has Type 2 diabetes; and, most recently, it likely is playing a role in the huge spike in colon cancer for people in...
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By Acumen on November 15, 2017

When Acumen first began investing in West Africa in 2011, we believed that many of the business models, products and services would translate from East Africa. Overcoming contextual differences, such as access to mobile money and a willingness to pay, was tougher than we thought...
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Acumen Hosts Industry Leaders at Energy Summit

By Acumen on November 13, 2017

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By Acumen on October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 – New York, NY – Acumen, the nonprofit social venture fund, has teamed up with renowned photographer Martin Schoeller to create a campaign to change the way the world sees the poor and how poverty is portrayed. The #SeePeople campaign kicks off today, on the UN’s International...
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By Acumen on September 19, 2017

Acumen Founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz is featured in Forbes magazine’s special centennial issue, released today, as one of The World’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds. In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Forbes has put together this collector’s edition featuring essays, lessons and ideas for the next 100 years from today’s...
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Solar Home Systems: Over-investment or overvaluation?

By Leslie Labruto on June 14, 2017

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Skills Partnerships: Start with Listening

By Avery Loise Bang on June 02, 2017

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By Andrew Ng on May 04, 2017

How can corporations and social enterprises partner to create a world that works for everyone? On April 4, 2017, Acumen hosted a workshop on high-impact partnerships for leading social enterprises, global corporations, and the organizations that work to link them as a part of the...
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By Sasha Dichter on April 25, 2017

Our food system is broken. While we have solved the problem of how to produce lots of calories for a low direct cost, this same food system has resulted in an obesity epidemic; it is why nearly 10% of the U.S. population has Type 2...
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