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Bob Collymore Passed Away Today in Nairobi, Kenya

By Jacqueline Novogratz on July 01, 2019

It breaks my heart to share the sad, sad news that Bob Collymore—partner in all things social change, Acumen board member and incredible supporter of our leadership work, teacher, friend—died today in Nairobi, Kenya after a two-year fight with cancer. Bob was a giant of a man, an energetic force of nature who struck all he met with a sense of the possible. I could...
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By Yasmina Zaidman on July 03, 2019

The June 5th Washington Post article on child labor in cocoa farming, “Cocoa’s child laborers,” served as a vivid reminder of the persistence of this problem, which first came to light about two decades ago. The industry has tried many logical and well-intentioned strategies to...
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Update on Acumen Pakistan

June 15, 2019

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Doubling Down on Mini-Grids: A Call to Action

By Leslie Labruto and Aïssatou Diagne on June 14, 2019

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June 05, 2019

Women make up more than half the global population and half of the world’s poor. At Acumen, we recognize poverty can impact women and men differently, but existing data makes it hard to have a clear understanding of how or why. To see if we...
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June 05, 2019

The new entity, supported by lead investor Ceniarth, makes customer-centric impact measurement accessible to all, helping social sector organizations listen to those who matter most  NEW YORK, NY (June 3, 2019) – Acumen today announced the spin out of Lean Data SM, its unique approach...
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April 11, 2019

On November 24, 2016, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-FARC, signed a historic agreement for the definitive termination of decades of violent conflict in the country. The Peace Agreement was made after almost 5 years of negotiations between the parties. But,...
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April 09, 2019

Acumen launches Cocoa Interrupted, in partnership with Hershey, to advance social enterprise’s role in cocoa sustainability Chocolate is a simple product that means so much to so many people around the world, but how that chocolate is made is incredibly complicated. Roughly 70 percent of...
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