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Sep 17, 2015

Nuts and Bolts: Goodbye to the Lil Website That Could

Heron's Toni Johnson explains the achievements of the foundation's interim Wordpress site and why it gave us a much needed digital voice.

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.

Sep 22, 2015

Multimedia: The Real Experts on Poverty

Canerow's Mia Birdsong asks us to take a deeper look at people living in poverty in her TED talk and argues we are listening to the wrong narrative.

Sep 23, 2015

In Case You Missed It: When It's All About Poverty

In this issue, a TED talk on false poverty narratives, the dust-up over New York's homeless, the Fed's work on unemployment, and Pope Francis' tax statement.

Sep 27, 2015

In Case You Missed It: The Strange Company We Keep

In this issue, the VW emissions scandal and the unfettered market, school integration and mass incarceration, and giving poor people unrestricted cash.

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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.

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.

Oct 4, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Color Me Miss-labored

In this issue, new lows in the labor force, inequality in education and philanthropy's challenges and more on economics and the gospel of wealth.

Oct 5, 2015

Multimedia: Philanthropy in the New Economy

On a TalkPoverty radio interview, Clara Miller discusses why “business as usual” is no longer an option.

Oct 7, 2015

Field Notes: Doing Well While Doing Good? A Good Strategy!

A Wharton study finds that lower returns for impact investments need no longer be the default assumption.