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By Jo Opot on June 03, 2016

On May 26, six renowned Bay Area chefs and more than 100 guests came together for a night of food and social impact in honor of Acumen and our investee, BURN, a producer and distributor of highly-efficient, affordable cookstoves in East Africa. The event took...
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By Yasmina Zaidman on May 04, 2016

On April 12th, Acumen and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship hosted a workshop in Oxford, England with representatives from large corporations and smaller social businesses from around the globe. At the workshop, entitled “Beyond Dialogue,” we asked: How can we build business models that...
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By Acumen on March 04, 2016

We are excited to announce our partnership with IKEA Foundation to expand our work in bringing off-grid energy solutions to the world’s poor. Over the last decade, Acumen has invested more than $17 million in 15 companies across East Africa, India and Pakistan to build...
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By Acumen on January 20, 2016

Acumen, the global social impact organization, announced today its acquisition of the award-winning Research and Impact division of SolarAid, the international nonprofit and leading impact practitioner in the solar energy sector. In acquiring SolarAid’s research arm, Acumen builds on its decade of investing in off-grid...
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By Jhoomer Sinha on January 15, 2016

GE Foundation and Acumen joined hands to accelerate the phenomenal work being done by Acumen India CEOs and their companies in tackling challenges of building sustainable enterprises to eliminate poverty. The two day Summit, organised on 29th and 30th October in Waterstones, Mumbai, set stage...
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