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Oct 2, 2015

Field Notes: Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century

The United Nations Environment Programme's new study seeks to end the debate on whether fiduciary duty is a legitimate obstacle to greater ESG integration.

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Oct 1, 2015

Field Notes: The Future of Accounting Standards

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein recently spoke on the importance of incorporating ESG factors in financial reporting. The Volkswagen debacle shows why.

Sep 21, 2015

Field Notes: 'An Authentic Human Ecology'

Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change puts forth a vision of an economy that is familiar to the impact investing community.

Aug 20, 2015

Field Notes: Impact Funds and Financial Returns

Analysis by Cambridge Associates and Global Impact Investing Network shows that impact funds give returns similar to funds that only aim for profits.

Jul 30, 2015

Field Notes: The Good Jobs Score

MIT’s Zeynep Ton has followed up on her Good Jobs Strategy with a simple scoring methodology.

Jul 22, 2015

Field Notes: Selling Social Impact Data

Rick Jacobus of CoMetrics reports his findings on the problem of who should pay for social impact data.

Jun 30, 2015

Field Notes: A Focus on 'Building Healthy Organizations'

The Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker discusses the evolution of the foundation and its new thinking on using operating support to bolster organizations.

Jun 18, 2015

Field Notes: Are Private Prisons Responsible Investments?

Impact investor Sonia Kowal takes a look at the problematic aspects of a privatized prison system and the ways that investors can help make a difference.

Jun 16, 2015

Field Notes: The Thorny Complexities of Impact Investing

Two articles in the Stanford Social Innovation Review delve into the difficulties of impact investing and why the traditional investment structure remains an obstacle.

Jun 8, 2015

Field Notes: Eyes on the Horizon, the Impact Investor Survey

GIIN and J.P. Morgan have teamed up again to produce their fifth annual global impact investor survey.

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