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By Malik Sarwar on February 15, 2018

As a long-time partner of Acumen, I thought I knew the organization's work very well, but after a recent trip to Pakistan, I was pleasantly surprised to see the extent of Acumen's impact in the country. My journey started after being invited to attend Acumen's...
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ACUMEN ENERGY INVESTMENTS RAISE $58M

By Leslie Labruto on February 14, 2018

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By Acumen on January 30, 2018

Acumen is excited to introduce our 2018 Fellows from East Africa, India and Pakistan. Our Fellowship is equipping extraordinary leaders with the capacity to positively transform society. This year’s cohort of 64 Fellows are tackling some of their region’s greatest challenges and inspiring their communities...
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By Acumen on January 23, 2018

New report reveals impact of Acumen's 10 years investing in off-grid energy New York, NY (January 23, 2018) – Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, today launched its Energy Impact Report, a comprehensive look at the impact of its 10 years of investing in off-grid...
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By Acumen on November 22, 2017

We recently asked a group of off-grid energy experts, including our entrepreneurs and other industry leaders, where they are seeing truly new, groundbreaking innovations in sales, distribution and financing? While we were hoping for an example of true invention, what we’ve learned is that the...
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By Leslie Labruto on November 15, 2017

When Acumen first began investing in West Africa in 2011, we believed that many of the business models, products and services would translate from East Africa. Overcoming contextual differences, such as access to mobile money and a willingness to pay, was tougher than we thought...
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