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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!

Tickets available at, all ticket proceeds will go towards Acumen Fund.

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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.

This year we successfully rebooted Valentines Day into Generosity Day – with the simple concept of spending the day doing small acts of kindness in a pay-it-forward structure. The global movement was captured by the Huffington PostCNN News and others! 

Now it’s time to share our stories of Generosity and discuss how we can continue to change our community and our world by shifting one YES at a time.

We promise you four great speakers that will engage and stimulate your mind with different takes on Generosity:

There will be networking opportunities afterwards for you to make new connections and friends within our inspiring community of social innovators – people that love saying YES to new ideas!

If you wish to participate in a Generosity game before Thursday 23rd February you will be better armed to join the delicious debate. How would this look like? Check this short video:

Come on the 23rd ready to share!


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Celebrate Generosity Day – Buy the Generosity Day T-shirt today

LONDON+acumen and other +acumen chapters around the world celebrated Generosity Day on February 14, 2012. Generosity, balanced with accountability, is one of the core values of Acumen Fund, and deepening our own practice of generosity is something we are all enthusiastic about.   Our goal is to make the day about love, action and human connection – because we can do better than smarmy greeting cards, overpriced roses, and stressed-out couples trying to create romantic meals on the fly.

To celebrate Generosity Day and encourage others to do the same, +acumen chapters have collaborated with Selfless Tee to design a special t-shirt available at   Use the code LHR at checkout to get a $2 discount.

About LONDON+acumen
LONDON+acumen is a self-organized, volunteer-led group that seeks to inspire and empower like-minded individuals in and around London who are passionate about supporting Acumen Fund’s mission to create a world beyond poverty.  Our chapter is one of 12 +acumen chapters around the world sharing the principles of patient capital, cultivating an understanding of Acumen Fund’s values, and putting these principles into practice in our community.

About Acumen Fund
Acumen Fund is a non-profit whose mission is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas.  Since 2001, Acumen Fund has invested more than $60 million in social enterprises providing 80+ million people with critical goods and services in South Asia, East and West Africa.

LONDON+acumen Proudly Presents: PITCH!

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. Please click here to learn more about Vinay and James (both now based in London).

There will be an introduction on what is patient capital? How does Acumen make investments? How does Acumen find social entrepreneurs and what are the impacts since the 10 years Acumen Fund has been running?

This open session is intended for young professionals, students and anyone interested in impact investing, social entrepreneurship and global development. It will cover the essential objectives and values of patient capital. If you are already a knowledgeable impact investor – please consider attending our session ACUMEN 202 at a later date.

Thank you for your interest in ACUMEN 101! We are inspired by your enthusiasm and looking forward to a great SOLD OUT session at Hub Culture on Thursday Oct 6.  Unfortunately, there are no spaces left for the October event, but if you are interested please sign up for priority registration/mailing list for our November 30 PITCH! London event – where you can learn more about social entrepreneurship, patient capital and Acumen Fund. Featured speakers, investors and social enterprises will soon follow on our website for the event. 

/LONDON+acumen team

Date: Thursday October 6, 2011
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Location: HUB Culture, 49 Carnaby Street (Kingly Passage)

DIGNITY LONDON, Photo Exhibit & Auction, June 30th 2011

DIGNITY is a one-night photo exhibition & auction benefiting Acumen Fund, a not-for-profit venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to alleviate global poverty.

Curated by Nuru Project, a group using photography for social change, the event will feature Nuru’s prints for live & silent auction donated by renowned artists with the event proceeds going directly to Acumen Fund

Thursday, June 30th, 7 pm – Late
The Collection

264 Brompton Road, London, SW3



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