Categories for Field Notes

Primer: Advice for the Next President on Poverty and the Economy

How should the next president address poverty and the economy? Experts weigh in.

Field Notes: Filling the Youth Employment Gap

Bridgespan researchers share new hiring practices aimed at improving future job opportunities and income for "disconnected" youths.

Election Primer: The Candidates’ Kitchen-Table Economics

As the presidential candidates gear up for the final leg of the election race, a look at what they've included in their plans for poverty and economic opportunity.

Field Notes: Inequality in the Age of Financialization

With the gap between rich and poor growing, a new paper offers four potential avenues investors might consider to bridge the economic divide.

Field Notes: Surveying the Field

The GIIN has released the results of their sixth annual survey on impact investing, providing a look into trends among investors for 2015.

Field Notes: The Myth of Affordable Tuitions

A Demos report finds college is unaffordable in all 50 states, and the affordability gap is significantly larger for minorities.

Field Notes: Sustainability in SEC Disclosures

Heron joins the discussion on SEC disclosures and the inclusion of sustainability factors that could help investors find companies with the best impacts on society.

Field Notes: Making ‘Bad Jobs Better’

The first of Steve Dawson's "Pinkerton Papers" on job quality, recruitment and retention says jobs that provide stability are a first step toward social mobility.

Field Notes: Reducing Inequality and Raising Wages by 2032

The Economic Policy Institute finds that people of color will be a majority of the American working class in 2032 and stresses the need to reduce inequality by then.

Field Notes: This Year in Impact Investing

This GIIN report, using data collected in the impact sector, finds that most investments perform as or better than expected.