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July 31, 2019

This Acumen Fellow is using fashion to break patterns of poverty for women across India.
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September 17, 2019

For decades, Colombia’s internal armed conflict halted rural development across the country. Travel to remote rural towns was dangerous and, due to lack of infrastructure, sometimes even impossible. Drug traffickers, one of the main drivers of the conflict, encouraged farmers in these regions to switch...
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July 31, 2019

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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...
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June 15, 2019

Acumen Pakistan has been issued a notice by the SECP to revoke our license. We’ve challenged the notice and that case is pending before the High Court. We continue to assess the situation going forward.
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June 03, 2019

The vision is to use impact investing innovation to catalyze skilling and job creation. June 3, 2019 – Mumbai, India – India’s first Sustainable Development Goals Bond (SDG Bond) for ‘for-profit’ social enterprises was announced today by Grameen Impact Investments India (Grameen Impact) and Acumen....
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April 17, 2019

The fund, KawiSafi Ventures, is accelerating access to clean energy solutions for low-income populations in East Africa New York, NY – April 17, 2019 – Acumen, the nonprofit that invests philanthropic capital in companies and leaders tackling poverty, today announced the approximately $70 million close...
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