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Do you care about making a difference in the world and think business can be a force for good? Today is the final deadline to apply for our Portfolio Summer Associate roles. Join our team!

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02/22/2017 at 21:39. Facebook
In 2009, Under The Mango Tree was struggling to stay afloat. CEO Vijaya Pastala had $120 in the bank, yet her company required more than $500 a month to operate. Fast forward to today, the Acumen investee is thriving. Find out how Vijaya turned her company around and is now empowering rural farmers across India.

Under the Mango Tree teaches rural Indian farmers to keep bees

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02/22/2017 at 18:43. Facebook
Do you care about making a difference in the world and think business can be a force for good? Acumen is hiring Portfolio Summer Associates. Apply now!

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02/17/2017. Facebook
Great to see POLITICO cover the open letter that our Founder Jacqueline Novogratz and leading social entrepreneurs wrote to President Trump last Thursday opposing the Executive Order on immigration. Since Politico's reporting, more than 200 have signed on, bring the total to 412!

"We must continue to communicate the values of inclusiveness and opportunity for all, values that our nation has...
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Executive order on HBCUs ‘imminent’

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02/14/2017. Facebook
Valentine’s Day—a holiday dedicated to love, passion and, well, chocolate—is the perfect opportunity to showcase the men and women responsible for the journey from bean to bar.

Learn more about how Acumen's investee Cacao Hunters is transforming the lives of Colombia’s rural farmers through chocolate-making:

The Sweet Life: Meet the Men and Women Behind the World’s Best Chocolate

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02/13/2017. Facebook
Our Founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz reflects on America in the days after September 11, when the world stood with the United States, calling for that same compassion and fellowship today and the need to restore the country's faith through kindness not fear.

Many Faiths, One Humanity

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02/11/2017. Facebook
Looking for a Valentine's Day gift? Our investee Cacao Hunters partnered with the Arhuacos, one of #Colombia's many indigenous groups, to create the Arhuacos 72% chocolate bar, named the best chocolate in the world at the 2015 International Chocolate Awards.

The Arhuacos preserve the biodiverse sanctuary surrounding the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, the country’s highest mountain and home to...
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02/09/2017. Facebook
Today, more than 170 global heads of social entrepreneurship organizations, including Acumen’s Jacqueline Novogratz, signed a letter denouncing President Trump’s recent Executive Order banning individuals from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.

From the letter: “We believe that immigrants and visitors from these nations should be allowed into the US to help...
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An Open Letter from Social Entrepreneurs to President Trump

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02/08/2017. Facebook
Love and chocolate are on our minds with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. On Acumen's Instagram, we're following our 2017 Global Fellow Duda Cardoso who is working for our investment Cacao Hunters, a social enterprise transforming the lives of #Colombia's rural farmers through none other than chocolate! Duda is helping the company with operations, strategy and finance so she will take...
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02/03/2017. Facebook
"But it wasn't until this trip that I learned how valuable we are to Afghanistan and to our people... We can raise their voice through our music," said conductor Negin Khpolwak. A beautiful example of how music is bringing agency to women in Afghanistan.

All-Female Orchestra From Afghanistan Is A Force For Change

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02/01/2017. Facebook
Tune in! Our Founder and CEO Jacqueline Novogratz sat down with Forbes to talk about #America, the state of #entrepreneurship today and the future of #business. You can find the podcast here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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01/30/2017. Facebook
"A changemaker's dream is to embark upon a journey that abounds with empathetic individuals who share a common vision. With Acumen, I look forward to a lifetime of an experience, rich in conversation and collaboration, intellect and innovation, friendship and felicity." -2017 India Fellow Miguel Queash. Miguel is the Founder of Universal Team for Social Action and Help, a child protection...
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01/28/2017. Facebook
Meet Bethlehem Woldeyohannes, one of our 2017 East #Africa Fellows. She is the co-founder of the Ethiopian Media Women Association, which strives to create a more #gender-sensitive press and improve #women's access and participation in the #media industry.

Learn more about Bethlehem and the rest of our #AcumenFellows from East Africa, India and Pakistan: bit.ly/2jH6rYd
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01/25/2017. Facebook
In the last five years, #Brazil has become a hub for entrepreneurs of all kinds. TechCrunch looks back at the country's journey to build this ecosystem and gives a glimpse into the startup scene there today.

Brazil: A look into Latin America’s largest startup ecosystem

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01/24/2017. Facebook
Want to know more about our 2017 Regional Fellows? Head on over to our Instagram! We'll be sharing more on each cohort this week, giving you glimpses into their life and work. We start with East #Africa, then onward to #India and #Pakistan!

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01/23/2017. Facebook
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01/23/2017. Facebook
We are excited to kick off the new year by introducing our 2017 #AcumenFellows from #India, #Pakistan and East #Africa! These change agents are shaking up the status quo in nearly every sector and bringing new energy and ideas to tackle the many challenges facing their communities. From terrorism to climate change, no problem is too big for these individuals! Learn more!

Meet Our 2017 Acumen Fellows from India, Pakistan and East Africa

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01/19/2017. Facebook
It's hard enough being an entrepreneur. In Africa, it's even harder. Entrepreneurs across the continent struggle to find lenders willing to invest more than a few hundred dollars. Our #AcumenFellow Mina Shahid and his team at Numida are trying to change that.

How One Company Is Solving Africa's Biggest Investment Problem

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01/18/2017. Facebook
So great to see #India, #Pakistan and #Colombia—three countries we invest in—among the world's Top 20 nations for social #entrepreneurs! Check out this new poll from Thomson Reuters Foundation and see how your country stacks up.

The best place to be a Social Entrepreneur 2016

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