Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) February 09, 2012
Acumen Fund, a recognized pioneer of impact investing working to create a world beyond poverty, is announcing its expansion into West Africa, with new investments in innovative companies supporting land rights and agriculture in low-income communities across Ghana.
Acumen Fund West Africa, based in Accra, Ghana, builds on Acumen Fund’s decade of leadership supporting entrepreneurs who create businesses that provide affordable housing, healthcare, clean energy and water, and agricultural goods and services to the poor across South Asia and East Africa. Acumen currently has offices in Kenya, India and Pakistan.
WHO: Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen Fund
Godfrey Mwindaare, Director of Acumen Fund West Africa
WHEN: February, 15, 2012 at 6 PM
Interviews with Jacqueline Novogratz and Godfrey Mwindaara available on request
WHERE: Citizen Kofi (OFF OXFORD STREET OSU)
About Acumen Fund
Acumen Fund is working to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders and breakthrough ideas. Acumen Fund invests patient capital in business models that deliver critical, affordable goods and services to the world’s poor, improving the lives of millions. Since 2001, Acumen Fund has invested more than $70 million in enterprises that provide access to water, health, energy, housing and agricultural services to low-income customers in South Asia and East Africa. And Acumen Fund is building a global community of emerging leaders that believe in creating a more inclusive world through the tools of both business and philanthropy. For more information on Acumen Fund’s activities and investments, visit http://www.acumenfund.org and blog.acumenfund.org.