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By Leslie Labruto and Aïssatou Diagne on September 18, 2018

Investing in companies in the energy access sector is both an art and a science. At Acumen, we leverage insights from both our portfolio and pipeline to sharpen our investment skills to ensure our capital is backing the most catalytic companies. Of course, it’s not...
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August 29, 2018

Acumen Fellow Kibret Abebe is the Founder and CEO of Tebita, Ethiopia’s first private ambulance company. But 10 years ago, Kibret was a trained anesthetist working at the city’s largest public hospital. Nearly every day, car accident victims were rushed in.
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August 22, 2018

Imagine that you’ve spent half your life training to be a doctor. You pushed yourself throughout medical school, you passed the brutal exams, you started treating patients and changing lives­­ — and then, in the blink of an eye, it’s over. Why? All because you’re a woman...
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By Yasmina Zaidman on July 11, 2018

In January, Acumen convened more than one hundred corporate leaders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors in Nairobi for our fifth annual Collaboration Summit. The goal of the event, made possible with the support of EY, Dow, Dubai Expo, GE and Sainsbury’s, was to discuss and...
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June 26, 2018

Around the world, nearly three billion people do not have access to clean cooking facilities, relying on traditional sources of energy, like wood and charcoal, and inefficient stoves. About 85 percent of sub-Saharan urban households spend $200 to $500 each year on charcoal, which can...
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