At the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund addressing poverty across Africa and South Asia, and The Dow Chemical Company announced a collaboration to scale innovative social enterprises in East and West Africa.
Working directly with pioneering entrepreneurs who are at the center of new businesses aimed at serving poor communities across the continent, this partnership aims to accelerate the development and distribution of crucial products and services in the sectors of agriculture, water, sanitation and energy. Through direct collaboration, social enterprises in Acumen s portfolio will gain access to Dow s expertise and technical assistance resources to help scale their businesses and better serve their customers. At the same time, these businesses will share practical insights on how corporations can achieve growth and social impact in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dow recently opened offices in Kenya and Ghana.
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