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Mar 18, 2016

Field Notes: A Resource for American Health Recovery

Country Health Ranking and Roadmaps report presents collected health data, urging sectors to pursue equal health rights in the United States.

Apr 6, 2016

Field Notes: ERISA Guideline Reform

This primer offers a quick guide to the Department of Labor's 2015 clarification on the fiduciary framework for impact investing by retirement funds.

Apr 6, 2016

Field Notes: Stewarding Mission Through Risk Management

OliverWyman and SeaChange Capital Partners produce a report outlining ways to mitigate the trials of nonprofit finance.

Apr 21, 2016

Field Notes: The Promise of Investing in Early Childhood

An Economic Policy Institute report makes the case that investing in America's children would not only usher immeasurable benefits for families, but also society and the economy as a whole.

Apr 28, 2016

Field Notes: Tackling Multidimensional Poverty

A Brookings Institute report examines how facets of poverty tend to cluster, disproportionately effecting blacks and Hispanics, and how de-coupling disadvantage types can lessen poverty’s oppression.

May 6, 2016

Field Notes: The Need for Corporate Political Transparency

Heron joins colleagues in asking President Obama to require federal contractors to disclose meaningful information on political spending.

May 13, 2016

Field Notes: Improving Job Quality for Caregivers

An aging population has raised employment projections for the home health care sector, but are these jobs any good?

May 24, 2016

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.

Jun 9, 2016

Field Notes: Creating 'Good Jobs' Through CDFI Investing

InSight at Pacific Community Ventures supports investment in "good jobs" with a report helping CDFIs define them & track their borrowers' impact on communities.

Jun 16, 2016

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.

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