June 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm , by Sonia Harmon
Last year we featured Heidi Krauel on the blog as a lady we love—we admired the work she did as a 2009 Acumen fellow in India. She focused on bringing LED technology to people in New Delhi who were still using kerosene lanterns at night, and her experience was documented for a film called The New Recruits, which airs tonight on PBS at 10 p.m. (check your local listings). The film follows Heidi and two other Acumen fellows who believe that capitalism can end global poverty, and it’s inspiring to see them work to make a difference. Today, Heidi is a principal at New Island Capital, a San Francisco-based investment company that seeks to accomplish environmental and social good. For more on The New Recruits, visit pbs.org/new-recruits.