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CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

WE PARTNER WITH COMPANIES COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER WORLD

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Acumen partners with corporations responding to new business and sustainability challenges. We engage with corporations who align with our goals, and an explicit commitment to sustainable and inclusive business practices. In addition to funding, we work with our partners to secure in-kind and pro-bono support that can dramatically expand the capacity of our portfolio companies.

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“It is not just about what corporates can bring to social enterprises, it is about creating an ecosystem where social entrepreneurs and corporates alike can be more effective."
PRAJNA KHANNA, PHILLIPS LIGHTING

Our Partners share our commitment to standing with the poor and our vision of building a world based on dignity.

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Our Partnership Approach

SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS

The standard of “Business as usual” is changing and most corporations are now proactively building supply chains that ensure long term sustainability. Through Acumen, corporations gain access to social enterprises and deep market knowledge to help in this journey.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Offering meaningful employee engagement opportunities is quickly becoming a must-have for corporations.  Employees want to grow, connect and leverage their skills for impact. The capabilities within corporations can be invaluable to scaling social enterprises. Acumen acts as a bridge to those opportunities.

GROWTH THROUGH INNOVATION

In an increasingly fast moving environment, corporations are seeking innovative business models that can address today’s global challenges. Acumen’s portfolio of social enterprises are building new ways of working and have the knowledge base and market insights built through years of working in their local communities.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Acumen is deeply committed to learning alongside our partners and sharing our ideas, insights, and solutions broadly. We invite corporations who are interested in going on this journey with us to share our platform.

EVENTS

Beyond Dialogue Workshop

Corporate participants are invited to explore ways they can collaborate with social enterprises at Acumen’s Beyond Dialogue Workshop, a side event at the Skoll World Forum, the leading global convening of social entrepreneurs, held in Oxford, England.

Events

Collaboration Summit

Acumen created the Collaboration Summit to bring social enterprises and international corporations together to catalyze inclusive business models that address Africa’s biggest social challenges. Over the last 5 years corporations such as Unilever, GE, Dow, Barclays, EY, and others have joined in to support the event turning the Summit into an annual gathering.

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Beyond Dialogue:

Building sustainable and inclusive business models in partnerships with social entrepreneurs.

Ready to join our movement to change the way the world tackles poverty? Become a Corporate Partner today.

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