ACUMEN – Changing the way the world tackles poverty

Acumen raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty. Acumen started as an idea, now their investments...


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Acumen raises charitable donations to invest in companies, leaders, and ideas that are changing the way the world tackles poverty.

Acumen started as an idea, now their investments have impacted over 100 million people.

The organisation has invested in Acumen companies including BURN manufacturing, a cookstove company that aims to transform the lives of Kenyans with its low-cost, energy-efficient design.

Today, more than 90 percent of Kenya lacks access to modern energy and clean cooking facilities and rely on traditional wood or charcoal stoves that pose serious threats to the country’s health and environment. The innovative design of BURN’s charcoal stove cuts fuel consumption by 56 percent and reduces carbon emissions by 65 percent to help Kenyans save a significant amount of money and improve their standard of living while also protecting the country’s quickly depleting forests.

According to Peter Scott, CEO of BURN Manufacturing, “The investment from Acumen is absolutely game-changing for BURN and the cookstove sector as it will allow us to manufacture 3.7 million clean-burning cookstoves over the next 10 years,”

If you wish to find out more about Acumen then the company will be at the ATB Entrepreneur Bootcamp on Friday, 31 July 2015. EVERYONE welcome. Click link for details: http://goo.gl/W8F0lI

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