Acumen is a non-profit venture fund with a vision to help build a world beyond poverty through investing in companies that deliver critical goods and services in water, health, housing, energy, agriculture, and education; leaders who are paving the way for new approaches to fighting poverty; and the spread of ideas that will give the world the knowledge and the understanding to change how the world tackles poverty.
At Acumen, we recognize that fulfilling our mission to change the way the world tackles poverty will take all of us – an interconnected community of global citizens equipped with the moral leadership needed to meet the complex challenges of our time. This is why we invest in leadership development.
+Acumen is a new initiative started in 2012 with the vision of providing thousands of emerging leaders around the world with the skills and moral imagination they need to become more effective at changing the way the world tackles poverty. +Acumen makes Acumen’s work in leadership and the insights from our work in the field available to everyone. +Acumen also manages various in-person networks – such as chapters, alumni, and course ambassadors, course catalysts, course analysts – that allow our broader course community to get more involved in supporting Acumen and each other.