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Jun 17, 2014

Field Notes: The Impossibility of Investing Otherwise

Today in our philanthropy and impact investing mini-roundup: foundations must find ways to align their investments with their values.

Jun 18, 2014

Better Know A Deal: SolarCity and Its $1 Bargain

Heron investee SolarCity uses creative financing options to expand residential use of solar power in the United States.

Jun 19, 2014

Multimedia: Al Gore on Tech Philanthropy & Inequality

Vice President Al Gore's on-stage interview at a tech conference touched off questions of how "tech culture and tech philanthropy may exacerbate inequality and undermine democracy".

Jun 21, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Money, Money, Must Be Funny

This week we have thoughts on other ways to be poor beside lacking money, a look at the employment situation for the young, and further updates on the minimum wage situation.

Jun 25, 2014

Field Notes: In Social Enterprise, Scaling is Prevailing

Barriers to scale can jeopardize the potential advantages of social enterprises, but authors in Forbes and Pioneer Post provide a few solutions.

Jun 26, 2014

Multimedia: The Job After Tomorrow

Watch highlights of the Open Society Foundations’ half-day event about the transformation of work and what the labor market might look like in 30 years.

Jun 28, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Job of Have and Have Not

In this issues, more thinking on the future of work, the impact of inequality, the emotional hurdles of being unemployed, and where poverty is the biggest challenge.

Jul 8, 2014

Field Notes: Corporate Ventures in Social Impact

More companies are delving into social responsibility via venture investment and innovative products.

Jul 10, 2014

Multimedia: Meaning, Money and Motivation

Duke behavioral economist Dan Ariely shares lessons on beyond-the-obvious ways to create meaning and motivation to work.

Jul 12, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Creating A Wonderful World of Jobs

In this issue, we have debate on good employment practices, the dimming “American Dream,” the problem of homelessness, and our social mobility meter.