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Acumen Investee Wins Prince William’s Prestigious Earthshot Prize for Bold Climate Solution

December 03, 2022

The company's co-founders were honored in a ceremony in Boston, where five winners were announced by a line-up of presenters including The Princess of Wales; Academy Award-Winning actor Rami Malek; actor, screenwriter and comedian Catherine O’Hara and actor and advocate Shailene Woodley. Kheyti, an Acumen investee co-founded by two Acumen Fellows, has been awarded Prince William’s Earthshot Prize, the world’s most prestigious environmental prize. Kaushik...
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Acumen at COP27: Live Updates

November 03, 2022

Last updated on December 7, 2022. This post will be updated throughout COP27. You can also sign up for our newsletter for more news and updates from Acumen.  December 7, 2022 Reflections from Acumen's Founder and CEO, Jacqueline Novogratz, on Acumen's role at COP27.  In the few weeks since COP27 ended, I’ve been spending time processing my experience there. A small but mighty crew, Acumen...
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Reflecting on the Past to Rebuild an Industry

August 11, 2022

Strawcture is the story of a young entrepreneurial leader who turned challenge into opportunity, saw the world around her anew–and took a risk to create a company that just might change an industry for good.
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January 12, 2023

Acumen has invested $500,000 in Kiip — a simple and secure vital document management & storage platform to reduce the administrative burdens faced by vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in the U.S. The Challenge: Administrative Burdens Create Tremendous Barriers for Low-Income Communities Accessing, retaining, renewing, and sharing...
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September 21, 2022

The Challenge: Food Loss Due to Lack of Cold Storage Efficiency for Access estimates that up to 30% of post-harvest food losses could be saved through cold storage solutions. Many micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria and across most of sub-Saharan Africa that...
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August 25, 2022

This is the story of LabourNet, which had the courage to pivot when the pandemic struck and the needs of their community were forever changed. Gayathri Vasudevan, LabourNet’s co-founder, was able to see beyond what is, and imagine what could be.
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By Daniel Waldron, Head of Insights on May 10, 2022

We need more pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar, not less, to bring modern energy to the poorest communities within the next decade. But when companies grow PAYGo loan portfolios too quickly, without establishing cultures of managing risk and internal controls to protect consumers, they can harm the...
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December 21, 2021

Acumen has invested in Akili Network – Kenya and East Africa’s first and only dedicated free-to-air children’s learning TV channel. Akili Network broadcasts a wide range of edutainment content that supports the development and growth of children. The Challenge: An Unmet Demand for Children’s Content...
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