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[85Broads] ACTION DINNER with Acumen Fund

London, England • November 21, 2012

“CAN SOCIAL VENTURE CAPITAL SOLVE GLOBAL POVERTY?” - An 85 Broads London ACTION DINNER with the Acumen Fund - http://www.acumenfund.org More than 1.2bn people around the globe today liv...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST

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CAN SOCIAL VENTURE CAPITAL SOLVE GLOBAL POVERTY?”

- An 85 Broads London ACTION DINNER with the Acumen Fund -

http://www.acumenfund.org

More than 1.2bn people around the globe today live on less than $1.25 a day and have little or no access to affordable water, housing, healthcare or energy. That’s less than what most of us carry around in spare change each day.

  • Can the social venture capital model be effective in solving the problems of global poverty?

In our continuing ACTION DINNER Series featuring individuals and organisations focused on social impact around the world, 85 Broads London invites you to join us for an evening with Acumen Fund.

RSVP: london@85broads.com – MEMBERS ONLY – 20 spots available

Fee: £40 [to cover 2-course meal and drink costs]

Founded in 2001 by 85 Broads member Jacqueline Novogratz, the Acumen Fund has become one of the best regarded global non-profit venture funds. It raises $15+ million each year in investment capital from leading foundations including The Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and Google.org, and has the support of individual partners around the world.

Using “Patient Capital”, Acumen Fund focuses on backing entrepreneurs with the mission of creating financially self-sustaining social enterprises, yielding both financial and social returns in solving the problems of poverty across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • See Jacqueline’s TEDtalk on a woman’s dreams and her escape from poverty: http://www.ted.com/talks/jacqueline_novogratz_on_an_escape_from_poverty.html
  • Read “The Patient Capitalist” from The Economist: http://www.economist.com/node/13692513

Vinay Nair from Acumen Fund will be sharing with us his experiences in seeing “Patient Capital” at work across India, Pakistan, West and East Africa, plus Acumen Fund’s investment approach.

Audrey Mandela, an entrepreneur and a partner of Acumen Fund, will also be sharing her personal journey in supporting Acumen Fund and her lessons learned.

  • RSVP to london @ 85broads . com


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