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Unprecedented Research Shows How Corporate Procurement Can Drive Social Impact

October 05, 2021

Acumen, with the support of IKEA Social Entrepreneurship and partners, launched a report with new survey data demonstrating how social enterprises bring inclusion, sustainability, and social impact into corporate value chains. NEW YORK, October 4, 2021 — Today, Acumen, a nonprofit impact investment fund, in partnership with IKEA Social Entrepreneurship, announced the release of a new report — Corporate-Ready: How Corporations and Social Enterprises Do...
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Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund: Investing in Smallholder Farmers

August 04, 2021

The $58 million Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund, sponsored by Acumen and managed by Acumen Capital Partners, helps farmers adapt to climate change and strengthen their livelihoods. In sub-Saharan Africa, as much as 80% of the food is produced by smallholder farmers. Most of these farmers live in extreme poverty and depend on their seasonal harvest, or livestock, to feed their families and make a living....
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For Smallholder Farmers, Climate Change Is Life or Death

By Liza Kane-Hartnett on July 19, 2021

In 30 minutes, a promising harvest can turn to crop failure. The ability to make a living or feed your family can disappear. For farmers, this isn’t an abstract risk, it is the reality of climate change, a daily threat that can strike any time with devastating consequences.
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November 05, 2021

Over the Halloween weekend, the art and technology worlds converged in a cutting-edge experiment to benefit social change initiatives through an NFT Auction.   Four NFTs were developed by the artistic collective known as Wicked Craniums, each representing one of four gods of the elements: Air,...
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A Lesson in Systems Change.

October 18, 2021

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Partnering with Humility and Audacity.

September 01, 2021

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September 01, 2021

The Energy Access Relief Fund — managed by SIMA — is an unprecedented partnership of 16 governments, foundations and investors and aims to provide essential financial support to energy access companies in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. NEW YORK, September 1, 2021 — Today, a first-of-its-kind...
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August 12, 2021

New Acumen report, “Resilient. Farmers.” provides investors and agricultural businesses with recommendations to help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change, build their resilience, and increase their incomes.  Salana has been a farmer for 18 years, long enough to know that the weather did not use...
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July 01, 2021

Boulder Care is a health care company that conforms neither to the accepted practice of 28-day rehabilitation centers nor the requirement of place-based centers that expect individuals to show up daily for treatment.
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June 16, 2021

Across Acumen’s global portfolio, climate change is an urgent and existential threat. Whether a farmer in East Africa or an entrepreneur in India, the impacts of climate change dictate a person’s ability to make a living and build a business. That’s why our commitment to...
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