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Tag: Acumen Fund



Economic Development

Filling Out the Middle

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs targets a "missing" segment in emerging economies.
By Brandon Keim | 3 | Nov. 20, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship

Eight Social Entrepreneurs Tell Their Personal Stories

SSIR editors select eight books by leading social entrepreneurs about their personal journeys along the path to social change.

By Jenifer Morgan | Aug. 16, 2013

Unpacking the Impact in Impact Investing

A longer version of "When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?" from the Fall 2013 Up for Debate feature.
By Paul Brest & Kelly Born | Aug. 14, 2013

Technology & Design

Calling for a Triple Bottom Line Design Metric

A fledgling program trains designers to consider the ecological, economic, and social issues shaping the built environment.

By John Cary | 16 | Jul. 31, 2013

Standing with the Poor

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.

By Jacqueline Novogratz | 3 | Feb. 21, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship

The Real Problem Solvers

The Real Problem Solvers features contributors with social entrepreneurship backgrounds to answer questions about their field.
By Ruth A. Shapiro | 1 | Dec. 4, 2012

Impact Investing

Closing the Pioneer Gap

More money than ever is flowing into impact investing, yet many social entrepreneurs creating companies that serve the poor still find it difficult to raise capital.

Impact Investing

Complete Capital

We need integrated solutions, not just investment capital, to address social problems.
By Antony Bugg-Levine | 4 | Nov. 14, 2012

Impact Investing

Blazing New Paths For Social Impact

As the impact investing landscape becomes more fertile, how do we stay focused on the forest before the trees, considering ROI in the context of problems we wish to solve?

By Antony Bugg-Levine | 1 | Oct. 31, 2012

Measuring Social Impact

A GPS for Social Impact

Root Capital and Acumen Fund propose a system for program evaluation that is akin to GPS.