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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.

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A Lean Data How to Guide: Understanding Gender Impact (Pt 2)

The Lean Data How-to Guide provides a simple, easy-to-use, and actionable approach to help businesses, program designers, and investors put the voices of those they aim to serve at front and center.

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A Lean Data How to Guide: Understanding Gender Impact (Pt 1)

Acumen and Unilever have partnered to bring a gender lens to impact measurement with a new toolkit designed to better understand how programs and services are affecting women and girls across the globe.

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Cocoa Interrupted

Cocoa Interrupted is an initiative led by Acumen and Hershey’s to explore opportunities for social enterprises to catalyze impact in low-income cocoa growing communities in West Africa.

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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.

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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.

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Innovations in Impact Measurement

Lessons using mobile technology from Acumen’s Lean Data Initiative and Root Capital’s Client-Centric Mobile Measurement.

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WOMEN AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Findings from several case studies from Acumen’s portfolio of investments, which demonstrate how social enterprises are engaging and impacting women.

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FROM BLUEPRINT TO SCALE: THE CASE FOR PHILANTHROPY IN IMPACT INVESTING

This report shows that capital alone will not unlock the potential of impact investing and that truly realizing the impact in impact investing will require more, not less, philanthropy.

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Growing Prosperity

Growing Prosperity, a report by Acumen and Bain & Company unveils how social enterprises can find new, effective ways to profitably serve these hard-to-reach customers at scale.

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Cocoa Interrupted

Cocoa Interrupted is an initiative led by Acumen and Hershey’s to explore opportunities for social enterprises to catalyze impact in low-income cocoa growing communities in West Africa.

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