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Interested in learning how to invest in businesses that tackle some of the world’s largest problems? Want to develop your skills and knowledge of social impact investing, build your network and meet people and organisations working in this space?

Come join London +Acumen’s growing network of organisations and individuals passionate about social impact investing.

London+Acumen is launching an exciting new initiative—IMPACT CIRCLE, to engage and support individuals in the London area to either begin or continue their philanthropic journey through social impact investing.

Through the IMPACT CIRCLE a group of individuals will gain access to a unique platform to network and learn from industry experts on how to build sustainable impact-driven businesses, while having the opportunity to contribute to Acumen’s fund.

Join us for the kick off event on March 10th to learn more about Acumen’s investment philosophy, IMPACT CIRCLE benefits and also meet others who are interested in joining IMPACT CIRCLE. Please see below for more details about joining IMPACT CIRCLE and benefits of being part of this innovative giving circle.


  • Network: Work closely with immediate peers within the IMPACT CIRCLE group and gain unrivalled access to Acumen Fund personnel and industry experts via scheduled networking events
  • Quarterly Acumen Investor Updates: As a qualified Acumen Fund Partner, IMPACT CIRCLE will have access to quarterly investor updates, which will highlight in-depth several of Acumen’s investments and provide an update on the broader portfolio performance
  • Learning & Development: Access to intellectual capital and materials on how philanthropy can be used effectively to make a sustainable impact and; how impact investing can be a method to tackle financial, social & environmental poverty
  • Social Investments & Entrepreneurship Experience: We aim to tailor events for impact circles members through the 2016 launch via roundtable discussions with social entrepreneurs and investors


Kick off is at 7PM

At 7:30PM Dr Ambika Sampat, Manager Business Development of Acumen Fund, will discuss Acumen’s investment philosophy; it’s most recent investments and how Acumen is making direct, measurable and sustained impact in health, sanitation, education and resources for some of the world’s poorest communities.

Followed by Vamshi Lingampally and Jess Leitch, co-chairs of London +Acumen 2016, will explain the London IMPACT CIRCLE initiative, the membership model and how you can get involved.

Q&A session and networking with drinks and canapés from 8PM – 9PM.

Venue: Acumen Fund Office, 7-11 Herbrand St., Russell Square, London WC1N 1EX

Please sign up here to attend the event

We look forward to meeting you all at our kick off event!