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May 11, 2016

Soundbites: Gender as a Screen for Public Equities

Toni Johnson joins Nia Global Solutions' Kristin Hull to discuss their use of gender lens investing and trends in the impact investing space.

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 14, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Upside-Down Money Universe

In this issue, troubling tax havens, a lending platform built on trust, the silly idea of universal income, the lost government job creator, and when the poor pay more.

May 17, 2016

Soundbites: Fossil-Fuel Dependence and Poverty Tensions

The Center on Sustainable Investment's Nicolas Maennling joins Toni Johnson in discussing improving investment transparency in fossil-fuel dependent economies and how divestment affects poverty.

May 21, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Social Investing New Think

In this issue, why nonprofits work better with overhead funding, the limits of ESG, the luck of success, the decline of unions and the over financialization of capitalism.

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.

May 28, 2016

In Case You Missed It: The Economy's Bricks and Mortar

In this issue, the right to water, rent and education inequality, corporate global citizens, and $1 billion possibilities for social mobility.

May 31, 2016

Soundbites: 'The Capital We Get to Work for Good'

Cambridge Associates' Tom Mitchell discusses Sandra Urie's transition from CEO and movement into impact investing as well as lessons learned from his years of work.

May 31, 2016

Photo of the Month: May 2016

This month's photo looks at dissatisfied Verizon and Macy's union employees fighting for better employment terms.

Jun 4, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Having Enough to Get the Job Done

In this issue, more debate on universal basic income, robots and general welfare; internet for the people; helping inmates thrive; and a community of equity leaders.