Tag Archives: impact

CEO of me

Each person we meet in a professional setting sees two things: the person we are and the role we play. Often, that role casts a long shadow, as people are quick to look for shortcuts in figuring out who they’re … Continue reading

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Impact: The Future is Now (Take 2)

Something strange happened with the embedded YouTube video in my last post for email subscribers. Until I figure that out, here it is again:  

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Impact: The Future Is Now

One of my greatest points of pride from 2014 is how far we have come at Acumen in how we think about and measure impact. So much of the talk in impact investing feels stalled on the question of whether … Continue reading

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GiveDirectly – What’s our baseline?

I recently had the chance to catch up with Michael Faye, one of the co-founders of GiveDirectly.   I first wrote about GiveDirectly in December 2012 after meeting with co-founder Rohit Wanchoo and being so impressed both by the approach they … Continue reading

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No, it’s not too much trouble to measure impact

As impact investing goes more mainstream, there is a growing chorus suggesting that impact measurement might be the providence of academics and idealists. (as in, “…we have spent too much time and too many resources discussing impact measurement and trying … Continue reading

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Our benchmark

The other day I had the chance to visit with Rohit Wanchoo, one of the three co-founders of Give Directly. The idea behind Give Directly is so shockingly simple that you can’t help but feel, at first, that it can’t … Continue reading

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Investing in leaders and ideas

At the start of this year, I took on a new role at Acumen as our Chief Innovation Officer. Acumen’s mission is to change the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas.  The Chief Innovation … Continue reading

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