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Dec 6, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Is It Really Philanthropy?

In this issue, a new report on poverty policy, single mothers getting by, Zuckerberg and inequality, drug prices and the poor, and tax inversions.

Dec 1, 2015

Soundbites: The Responsibility of Wealth

In this podcast, Joel Solomon of Renewal Funds discusses his organization's mission, focus on organic food, green technologies and future plans.

Nov 25, 2015

Photo of the Month: November 2015

This month's photo captures the working class protests to increase minimum wage across the country.

Nov 22, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Poverty All Over This Place

In this issue, recidivism starts with paying your public defender, inner city and rural poverty explored, the coal jobs downturn, and the problem of corporate buy-backs.

Nov 18, 2015

Influencer Series: Leaving an Imprint

Heron's Bill McCalpin discusses his time as CEO of Imprint Capital and offers several observations about working with clients to build and manage portfolios of impact investments.

Nov 14, 2015

In Case You Missed It: What's Eating the Poor

In this issue, policymaking on poverty, food insecurity and poor nutrition, why's it hard for women to get ahead, and the bank teller protests.

Nov 13, 2015

Influencer Series: Mapping Initiative, Not Need

David Henderson of FII says mapping strength-based data can provide policymakers a window into the incredible initiatives by families to escape poverty.

Nov 10, 2015

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.

Nov 7, 2015

In Case You Missed It: The Big Business of Poverty

In this issue, profit and global hunger, the wage stagnation debate, failing poor kids, naughty business behavior and philanthropy's longevity.

Oct 31, 2015

In Case You Missed It: The Omen of Short-Term Thinking

In this issue, tongue-in-cheek discussion of healing the wealthy, the psychology of tax evasion, low income housing losses, and more on corporate short-termism.