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Applying Acumen’s Principles to Address COVID-19

By Madeleine Schachter, Acumen Partner, Artist & Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine on August 25, 2020

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August 17, 2020

Acumen has exited Orb Energy, a company bringing affordable rooftop solar energy to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India. In 2011, Acumen became Orb Energy’s first institutional investor. At the time, the company focused on providing off-grid solar home systems to low-income households in...
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August 11, 2020

Acumen has invested in MindRight Health, a health tech company increasing access to inclusive mental health support for low-income youth of color with its text-message-based coaching service. THE CHALLENGE In the United States, low-income youth experience frightening or threatening situations—from financial hardship to physical violence—with...
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June 23, 2020

It’s hard to believe that amidst all the technological innovation of the twenty-first century, 2.6 billion people around the world still have to use open fires to cook their meals.1 This is not just a problem of the inconvenience of outdated technology, but of health:...
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By Jacqueline Novogratz on June 03, 2020

Last Monday, we watched a 9-minute video of George Floyd dying as a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Mr. Floyd’s neck. This tragedy occurred in the midst of a global pandemic and too many other soul-deadening incidences of injustice and inequality tied not...
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