San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
An exquisite night out with breath-taking photography by award-winning photojournalists, an inspiring crowd from all works of life, an exclusive venue in Knightsbridge, canapés, an open bar, an experience auction with prizes not available on the high street – plus, a panel discussion with three amazing charities that are using business principles to address global poverty, climate change and homelessness in the UK.
There are emphatic debates of how best to lift people out of poverty - aid or no aid? While both sides of argument are right in their own ways, neither are listening to the people they're set out to help. Acumen Fund uses a novel approach of 'Patient capital', whereby they invested in entrepreneurs that know their communities and are building solutions that are enabling access to healthcare, education, agriculture and clean drinking water. Acumen Fund treats people living in poverty as individual customers, clients, consumers and not passive recipients of charity.
There will be a short and lively panel discussion on the topic of DIGNITY, with three experts in the social enterprise & venture philanthropy sector:
- Vinay Nair of Acumen Fund
- Nigel Kershaw OBE of Big Issue and Big Issue Invest
- David Battley of Sunny Money
The DIGNITY event is to celebrate the dignity and help fulfill dreams of those who have been subjected to poverty, yet are wealthy beyond measure in their integrity and perseverance. Annual DIGNITY events worldwide have raised $180,000+ for Acumen Fund in the past 4 years, and LONDON+acumen aims to contribute towards this noble cause.
When & Where
London+Acumen is a group of passionate volunteers who work together to promote the values of Acumen within the London community, and to spread the word about how impact investing and patient capital can be used to challenge the way the world tackles poverty.
We run courses, events, projects and initiatives that spread the word about impact investing, build capability within the social enterprises and bring people together who are passionate about supporting Acumen's mission to change the way the world tackles poverty.
We are one of 24 chapters around the world seeking to apply the principles and values of Acumen within our own communities. Please vist our website, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for more information about us and to see our upcoming events.