Categories for Field Notes

Field Notes: Implementing a New Economic Standard

Brookings' Amy Liu makes a case for broadening the goals of economic development in order to create deeper, long-lasting prosperity.

Field Notes: Should Bad Credit Mean No Job?

A Demos report takes aim at credit checks for employment and the restrictions they impose on the most vulnerable populations.

Field Notes: The Impact of Impact on CEOs & Investors

Two new surveys illustrate the growing importance of ESG as part of long-term value chain for business leaders and investors.

Field Notes: Innovations in Community Development

A new series, "Building the Inclusive Economy," begins with a review of broad-based ownership models, their applications and success in community development.

Field Notes: ‘New Perspectives’ on Crafting an Impact Portfolio

The McKnight Foundation's Rick Scott discusses the principles, challenges, and future of impact investing in a recent interview with Goldman Sachs.

Field Notes: Using All of a Foundation’s Assets for Mission

Heron's Clara Miller discusses foundations in the 21st century, modern philanthropy, and the growth of impact investing.

Field Notes: The Census Data on Poor Counties

The Pacific Standard highlights some key takeaways from census data on poverty and income inequality in the United States.

Field Notes: Good Business Needs Good Leadership

More investors are looking at company ESG metrics when investing but a Ceres report indicates that corporate boards have been slow to take on a managing role.

Field Notes: U.S. Community Investing Landscape

GIIN’s latest report dives deep into the U.S. Community Investing field to understand the needs of investors and product managers.

Field Notes: A Look at the Bottom 40 Percent

The World Bank’s progress report on global poverty reveals falling prosperity for America’s poor.