- Leslie Labruto, Global Energy Lead. Acumen
Envision: Tackling Energy Poverty through Investments
On a crisp fall day in October 2007, Acumen wired funding to a small, unknown company making low-cost solar lanterns. It was our first investment in energy, placing us on that fine line between risk and reward. Yet this company vowed to change the way energy is delivered to the poor. Today, this company, d.light, has impacted the lives of 72 million people and enabled low-income customers to save more than $5.7 billion in energy-related expenses.