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By Yasmina Zaidman on February 14, 2019

Ama Fosuah and Kofi Saara are a Ghanaian couple who work together to tend their cocoa farm on the border of the Kikum National Park. They’ve weathered many storms together, expanding their farm over the years to increase their family’s income, staving off forest elephants...
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February 04, 2019

Total of $75,000 in seed funding will be awarded to winning teams February 4, 2019 – New York, NY – Acumen, the nonprofit social venture fund, announced today the launch of its Social Innovation Challenge on Plastics, in partnership with Unilever, which includes an online...
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By Acumen on January 15, 2019

We are excited to introduce you to 104 extraordinary leaders—the 2019 Acumen Fellows. They are builders with the skills and character who dare to embrace the difficult journey of social change. This year’s Fellows include leaders from across East Africa, India, Pakistan, and—our two new regions—Colombia...
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October 16, 2018

At 30, Sam Polk quit his high-powered job on Wall Street, eager to leave behind a world consumed by profit to pursue a life of purpose. So, in 2016, he created Everytable. He saw the need for fresh, nutritious food across America where fast-food joints...
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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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