Seen & Heard – What You Might Be Missing

By Acumen on April 10, 2014

What’s New at Acumen?

  • Acumen welcomed 3 new classes of Regional Fellows in Pakistan, India, and East Africa
  • +Acumen launched its second course on Human Centered Design and its first course on Social Impact (registration is open until May 11th!)

More Recent Highlights

  • Karuna discusses Acumen’s investments in low-income housing space in India on the Live Mint and the Wall Street Journal
  • Global Post and Ideapod feature Jacqueline’s One on One interview about Dignity
  • Sasha wrote “Give Impact Investing Time and Space to Develop” on Harvard Business Review Blog
  • Acumen made its first investment in Rwanda, investing $1.2million in KZ Noir, a specialty coffee producer.
  • Acumen made a $600,000 investment in Miliki Afya, a clinic chain that serves the poor in Kenya
  • Acumen made its first investment in Ethiopia, investing in Mekelle Farms, Ethiopia’s largest producer of day-old chicks
  • Jacqueline contributed to a series on “How to Thrive” on Huffington Post
  • Forbes journalist Denise Restauri interviewed 3 of the 2013 Global Fellows to answer the question “How do we lead with dignity?” in The 9 Keys to Leading with Dignity
  • Jacqueline talks about the marriage of love & power in Origin Magazine

Impact Investing in the News

  • “Venture Philanthropy in Development,” Philanthropy News
  • “Corporate Philanthropy: It is no longer about charity (nor should it be)” Corporate Philanthropy
  • “The Financial and Social Value of Impact Sourcing,” Rockefeller Foundation

Other Relevant Articles

Jobs

Jobs at Acumen

  • Business Development Professionals – London, NY, SF
  • Director of marketing and Communications -NY
  • Pakistan Portfolio Manager – Pakistan
  • Post Investment Manager -NY

Other Jobs – Do you know people in the job market? Tell them about these other opportunities:

  • New Country Scout, One Acre Fund
  • Director of Sales Innovation, Living Goods
  • Grant Writer, Sanergy
  • CFO, Calvert Foundation
  • Summer Associate, I-Dev International

For more job postings, check out NextBillion’s Career CenterANDE’s Jobs in the NetworkGIIN’s Job BoardSocialEdge Job Listings, and this great list of Fellowships

Other Articles From Our Blog

+Acumen

Making Sense of Social Impact in Action: The Value of Educating Our Yo...

Read More

+Acumen

Adaptive Leadership in Action: Addressing Cultural Norms & Giving Wome...

Read More

Acumen Blog

Experimenting with leaner ways to collect poverty data ...

Read More

Get Our Newsletter To Stay Up To Date