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You Are the Ocean in a Drop.

April 30, 2021

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Moral Imagination.

March 29, 2021

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By Anna Stillwell, Acumen Talent on March 02, 2021

These ideas evolved in conversation. Primary conversation partners include: Angel L. Lewis, Esq. and Yassin Choye. Conversations with Angel L. Lewis have spanned five years. At Acumen, we’re investors. A different kind of investor. We invest in people and companies working to solve problems for...
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February 26, 2021

More than 3 billion people worldwide own an indoor cookstove. Each year, smoke from these stoves kills more than 2 million people, mostly women.
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January 14, 2021

THE CHALLENGE: EXPENSIVE DIESEL GENERATORS Due to limited and unreliable grid electricity, two thirds of electricity in Nigeria is provided by expensive diesel and petrol generator sets. Relying on petrol generators costs off-grid microbusiness owners—such as vendors in rural marketplaces—up to 50 percent of their...
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By Otho Kerr on December 16, 2020

In November, Acumen hosted TEDxAcumen in connection with TED Countdown, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. The goal of TEDxAcumen was to amplify the intersection of poverty and climate change and to highlight the need for investment in adaptation...
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