Acumen is a Bold New Way of Tackling Poverty
Changing the way the world tackles poverty Our mission is to change the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders, and ideas. We started Acumen to change the way the world tackles poverty; to influence traditional charity by moving from a top-down approach toward one that’s bottom-up: approaching low-income people as part of the solution, seeing investment as an important tool for change, and insisting on stronger metrics of accountability. Today, there is a vibrant and growing “impact investing” sector with hundreds of funds and billions of dollars being invested in companies tackling some of the biggest social issues of our time. Along the way, we also discovered that without the right talent, these companies fail. The types of companies we invest in need a different kind of leadership, equipped with the moral imagination and resilience to meet the complex challenges of our time.
Related: GRANT FOUNDATIONS
• ONG/ Volontaria/Social assoc.
Related: Social Change
• Social Impact Investment Firms of Interest