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By Acumen on December 01, 2016

Acumen and the U.S. Embassy announced today a $1 million investment in Azahar Coffee from the Investing for Peace Fund. Based in Colombia, Azahar Coffee works with smallholder famers across the country to source specialty green beans for export to international markets, while roasting and...
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By Acumen on September 22, 2016

An assertion crucial to the increasing popularity of impact investing was challenged at a debate in central London on Monday evening. Acumen, the charitably funded investor that offers loans or equity, hosted a debate together with Business Fights Poverty at the headquarters of professional services firm...
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By Riya Saxena on September 20, 2016

It is estimated that one billion people will be without the necessary skills to find a job. Many young children across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are living without any kind of formal education. Even with access to schools, students are discriminated due to their...
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By Acumen on July 06, 2016

The Acumen Global Fellowship is an intensive and immersive one-year journey that deepens participants' understanding of poverty, exposes them to new models of social change—and enhances their capabilities as leaders to take on some of society’s greatest challenges. Each fall, the selected Fellows come to New York for a...
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By Acumen on June 09, 2016

On Thursday, Forbes hosted its fifth annual Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy under the theme “Moonshots—Big Bets for Social Change.”  The exclusive event brought together 200 of the world’s leading philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and business leaders for a critical discussion on how to apply wealth...
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