Empowering the next generation of women leaders
By Carolyn Wensley, co-chair of the London+Acumen chapter We all have special women surrounding us, be it our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, daughters, sisters and girlfriends, but they still experience the gender gap from the world of business to advancing women’s rights in emerging economies. They are also at the helm of emerging local economies, however […]
Human-centered design – Amplified
In April the +Acumen course community had the great pleasure of welcoming Sean Hewens, of IDEO.org, to speak at our Human-Centered Design pre-course meetup. As the architect responsible for designing the course, we were incredibly lucky and blessed that he was in town and available to share an evening with the prospective HCD class of 2014 in London. […]
DIGNITY 2013 goes down a storm
By Ian Hadden, Root Six There must have been something in the air on Saturday 16th November 2013. London+Acumen’s DIGNITY Photo Exhibition and Auction 2013 drew such a crowd that the venue seemed to assume a Tardis-like quality on that mild November evening. I was almost expecting Peter Capaldi to materialise on stage as London+Acumen’s […]
Deep Dive into Impact Investment in East Africa Video and Presentation
If you missed the Deep Dive into Impact Investment in East Africa event back in February, we are pleased to announce that you can view the presentation and video. Vinay Nair, Acumen’s Head of International Business Development, and Sapna Shah, Acumen Fund Portfolio Manager, discussed Acumen’s investment approach and provided examples on how Acumen Fund select and manage investee companies […]
Happy birthday, LONDON+acumen!
LONDON+acumen volunteers and Acumen Fund Staff will be getting together to celebrate our 1st year in London – with an amazing party on Thu 24th May in central London!
LONDON+acumen presents: Generosity Day, Thursday 23rd February
You are cordially invited to LONDON+acumen’s Generosity Day event on Thursday 23rd February from 19:30 to 21:30 at Hub Westminster, New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, SW1Y 4TQ.
LONDON+acumen proudly presents: ACUMEN 101 (Sold Out)
Want to tackle poverty through income generation and job creation? Come and join us for an interactive learning session on the work of Acumen Fund – a pioneering social venture capital fund with more than $60 million invested in over 50 enterprises that serve the poor. ACUMEN 101 will be led by Acumen Fund’s newly-established European Team Vinay Nair and James Wu