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September 22, 2020

With 80 percent of the world’s poor working mainly in farming, fighting poverty is inextricably intertwined with changing the status quo of agriculture. As climate change presents farmers with challenges from severe drought to locust infestations, the urgency of these efforts is only increasing. Acumen...
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By Madeleine Schachter, Acumen Partner, Artist & Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine on August 25, 2020

As the year began, no one could have anticipated the havoc wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this writing, more than 809,000 people have died and 23.4 million have been afflicted worldwide. In the United States, low-income people and people of color have been...
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August 20, 2020

Acumen America has invested in Zing Health, a health insurance plan ensuring underserved Senior Citizens have access to better care. THE CHALLENGE: Disparities in Access to Quality Healthcare for Seniors Americans enrolled in Medicare are covered by one of two health insurance plans: original Medicare,...
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