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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 14, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Cost of Poverty

This week, we have peeks into the lived experience of the poor, the long-term view of the labor force, and the discussion around shifting to an emergent strategy in philanthropy.

Jun 12, 2014

Multimedia: Catalyzing Change While Bringing in Cash

Elon Musk, CEO of Heron investee Tesla Motors, talks about doing good in a for-profit business and takes a surprising step to make good on that promise.

Jun 10, 2014

Field Notes: Change Ahead for Seattle's Minimum Wage Jobs

As Seattle addresses income inequality by raising the local minimum wage to $15, how will it affect the low-income job market inside and outside of the city?

Jun 7, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Don't Rain on My Jobs Parade

In this issue, there is discussion on the issues of low pay, poverty and benefits, impact investing’s evolution, and the highs and lows of U.S. employment.

Jun 5, 2014

Field Notes: Who's Teaching Whom Philanthropy

Does a five-figure cash pot make it easier for universities to teach philanthropy as a “practical philosophy?” A novel grant from a Texas hedge fund manager provokes debate.

Jun 4, 2014

Better Know A Deal: SASB Says ‘That’s Material’

Heron investee SASB offers a solution to the lack of comparable, material social and environmental data from public companies.

Jun 3, 2014

Field Notes: Why the 'Strategic Model of Philanthropy' Fails

Could an emergent strategy in philanthropy bring a “brave new world” to complex social problems? A Foundation Strategy Group team suggests a new approach.

Jun 1, 2014

Field Notes: Debate Over 'No Strings Attached' Philanthropy

As more philanthropists explore giving cash directly to the poor, some advocates argue the method works and creates better outcomes

May 31, 2014

In Case You Missed It: While We Work in the New Millennium

In this issue, thinking on what wages mean for the economy, the “bad business” of banking and inequality, the green jobs trend, and the social impact of Millennials.