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By Sasha Dichter on April 25, 2017

Our food system is broken. While we have solved the problem of how to produce lots of calories for a low direct cost, this same food system has resulted in an obesity epidemic; it is why nearly 10% of the U.S. population has Type 2...
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A Cleaner Path: Solar Energy’s Impact on Health

By Kat Harrison on April 12, 2017

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By Acumen on April 04, 2017

Acumen, with support from EY, Sainsbury’s, Pfizer, and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, is hosting their second Beyond Dialogue workshop today as a part of the Skoll World Forum. The event, Beyond Dialogue: Three Models for High Impact Collaboration, will bring together leading global...
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By Acumen on March 17, 2017

The time has come. What a whirlwind the last three days have been. The stories, the conversations, the music, the dancing, and the connections. The morning started out with laughs, all thanks to Gayathri Vasudevan, the spirited Founder and CEO of Acumen investee LabourNet. It...
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Acumen Fellows Global Gathering: Day 2 Recap

By Acumen on March 16, 2017

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Acumen Fellows Global Gathering: Day 1 Recap

By Acumen on March 15, 2017

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What Women Can Do

By Yasmina Zaidman on March 08, 2017

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By Kat Harrison on March 06, 2017

In the last decade, solar lanterns have emerged as a clean, cost-effective solution to provide access to modern energy to the 1.2 billion people currently living off-grid. These small, portable and rechargeable lights fulfill an immediate need for the poor and, as a result, have...
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By Tom Adams on March 06, 2017

We live in a world that is piloting driverless cars and commercial space flight yet, when the sun goes down across the globe, one in six people live more or less in darkness. For these 1.2 billion mostly poor, mostly rural people, a lack of...
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