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Seen and Heard: News from Acumen and the Impact Investing Sector

By Acumen on October 15, 2013


Recent Highlights    

  • Leading up to the UN Global Compact Summit, Jacqueline discusses suppportive investment tactics in the Guardian
  • Acumen’s CIO Sasha Dichter contributes to a recent issue of SSIR in response to their article, “When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?”
  • Jacqueline is contributing to LinkedIn’s Influencer Program and discusses what Acumen looks for when hiring
  • A NYT column by David Bornstein features several of our investments and Yasmina’s perspective
  • Jacqueline discusses the power of patient capital and the environmental movement in an interview with Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy, on Huffington Post
  • Financial Times highlights Sanergy and those whose lives have been impacted by it
  • Bloomberg TV features Virtual City as a company that is revolutionizing sub-Saharan agriculture
  • New York Times highlights Wedu as an effective solution that provides education to Southeast Asian women
  • B Lab and Acumen announced that PULSE is being incorporated into B Analytics
  • +Acumen launches a fifth course, Adaptive Leadership in partnership with Cambridge Leadership Associates

Impact Investing in the News

  • World Economic Forum publishes From the Margins to the Mainstream about the assessment of impact investing
  • History is made as Delaware became the 19th state to enact business corporation legislation; business leaders have a new freedom to make decisions in the best interests of society as well as their bottom line
  • The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $100 million commitment to build urban resilience in cities around the world
  • Citi Microfinance and Kiva are launching Kiva U to engage students

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