‘The Golden Angle blog team is delighted to announce that John Mundy, a current MA Social Entrepreneurship student at Goldsmiths, University of London, has been invited to join the Acumen Global Fellows program 2014/2015. The Acumen Fund is one of the world’s largest patient capital non-profit organizations that invest in businesses and leaders in order to ‘change the way the world tackles poverty’. The prestigious fellowship aims to raise the next generation of social impact leaders through two intense months of training the Acumen headquarters in New York followed by ten months with a social business in the developing world. John made it through the grueling six-month-long application process, successfully competing with 1200 applicants from 100 different countries to become one of twelve fellows selected for 2014-2015.
Dr Tuukka Toivonen, Director of MA Social Entrepreneurship at the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths comments: ‘It absolutely wonderful to learn that John will become an Acumen Global Fellow upon completing his studies at Goldsmiths. It is widely known that the Acumen Fund is among the world’s most innovative social organisations and a foremost developer of new financial frameworks. We are thus proud and deeply inspired that the efforts and potential of one of our students has been so visibly recognised by a key actor in the field. I have no doubts that John will excel in his role and that he will be able to make a powerful contribution to Acumen’s mission of a world without poverty, emerging as a remarkable young impact leader’.