Acumen is a global community changing the way the world tackles poverty. More than two billion people around the world lack access to basic goods and services—from clean water and electricity to an education and the freedom to participate in the economy. Their vision is a world based on dignity, where every human being has the same opportunity. Rather than giving philanthropy away, they invest it in: Companies focused on serving low-income customers, Leaders with the courage and moral imagination to disrupt the status quo, Ideas that innovate and accelerate solutions to poverty. Since 2001 Acumen has invested 126M USD in 126 companies in 14 countries impacting 263M lives.