Building a just, inclusive, and sustainable future through universal energy access
UNIVERSAL ENERGY ACCESS IS POSSIBLE
Acumen is driving innovation in energy access to generate income and create a pathway out of poverty in East Africa, West Africa, India and Pakistan.
Our Impact in Energy
invested in pioneer energy access businesses
building a brighter, more sustainable future
lives impacted with solutions that put people before profit
Protecting and Accelerating Progress toward Universal Energy Access
EARF is an unprecedented partnership to provide essential financial support to energy access companies.
PEII is an effort to bridge the funding gap in off-grid energy to accelerate energy access across the developing world.
100 Million Lives Illuminated
For Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun, what began as a simple assignment in design school turned into an incredible success story in energy access. Since they started d.light in 2007, the company has impacted 100 million customers around the world. As one of d.light’s earliest investors, we’re proud to be part of their incredible journey to create a brighter future for millions of low-income families.
Lighting the Way: Roadmap to Exits in Off-Grid Energy
This report seeks to identify the most viable pathways to exit, so companies, investors and other stakeholders can recycle capital into new pioneering companies.
Accelerating Energy Access: The Role of Patient Capital
With the right infusion of capital and support, off-grid solutions could bring power to an additional 620 million people by 2030.
Acumen Energy Impact Report
Energy lights up homes and powers communities and businesses. For the last 10 years, Acumen has invested to bring energy to the more than 1 billion people living off the grid.
NEWS & STORIES
From our investments to our partnerships, we’re building an ecosystem that delivers energy access to those who need it most
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