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By Leslie Labruto on February 16, 2019

The Economist recently published an article questioning the cost of investing in energy access versus the benefits for energy access customers. Our partners at CrossBoundary, an investment advisory firm based in Nairobi, published a response to the article that fact checks The Economist article’s claims...
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For the Love of Chocolate

By Yasmina Zaidman on February 14, 2019

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February 04, 2019

To create meaningful change, today’s leaders must embody an entrepreneurial mindset and the willingness to bring diverse communities together to shift systems. After more than a decade investing in leaders, we have a community of 546 Fellows and have reached more than 400,000 learners with...
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Press Release

February 04, 2019

Total of $75,000 in seed funding will be awarded to winning teams February 4, 2019 – New York, NY – Acumen, the nonprofit social venture fund, announced today the launch of its Social Innovation Challenge on Plastics, in partnership with Unilever, which includes an online...
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October 22, 2018

The Social Capital Markets Conference gathers thousands of impact investors, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and innovators from around the globe to catalyze social change. This year, we’re excited to share the SOCAP panels that will include voices from Acumen’s community. If you’re in San Francisco from...
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October 16, 2018

At 30, Sam Polk quit his high-powered job on Wall Street, eager to leave behind a world consumed by profit to pursue a life of purpose. So, in 2016, he created Everytable. He saw the need for fresh, nutritious food across America where fast-food joints...
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