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We are taking the very best ideas, distilled from more than a decade of investing in companies and leaders, and synthesizing and sharing them globally, so others can accelerate their impact. We know we don’t have all the answers, but hope what we share can push us to keep asking the right questions.

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    Scaling Emergency Services Across India

    July 2010 William Davidson Institute at University of Michigan V. Srivatsan, C. Gao, R. Rho, L. Wang, J. Kickul The case explains the idea of public-private partnerships as means for scaling and market expansion... [READ MORE]

    July 2010 William Davidson Institute at University of Michigan
    V. Srivatsan, C. Gao, R. Rho, L. Wang, J. Kickul

    The case explains the idea of public-private partnerships as means for scaling and market expansion for Ziqitza Healthcare Limited.

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    Ziqitza Health Care Limited

    December 2011 Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Shabdha Chigurupati, Eric Jones, and Angela Ramirez This case study on Ziqitza Healthcare Limited is one of a series of case studies produced by the Yale... [READ MORE]

    December 2011 Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

    Shabdha Chigurupati, Eric Jones, and Angela Ramirez

    This case study on Ziqitza Healthcare Limited is one of a series of case studies produced by the Yale undergraduate class members of Social Enterprise in Developing Economies, a seminar designed to study current trends in development opportunities using business models toward building sustainable enterprises addressing the needs of some of the poorest members of society.

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    Women and Social Enterprises: How Gender Integration Can Boost Entrepreneurial Solutions To Poverty

    Our new report written with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and produced in partnership with the Cartier Charitable Foundation, reveals findings from several case studies from Acumen’s portfolio of investments, which demonstrate... [READ MORE]

    Our new report written with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and produced in partnership with the Cartier Charitable Foundation, reveals findings from several case studies from Acumen’s portfolio of investments, which demonstrate how social enterprises are engaging and impacting women and where they fall short. The report also contains a new framework that outlines the ways in which gender can influence key business decisions.

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    Innovations In Impact Measurement

    Lessons using mobile technology from Acumen’s Lean Data Initiative and Root Capital’s Client-Centric Mobile Measurement. [READ MORE]

    Lessons using mobile technology from Acumen’s Lean Data Initiative and Root Capital’s Client-Centric Mobile Measurement.

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