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Apr 25, 2014

Multimedia: Clara Miller on Redefining Value

Heron’s president discusses leveraging markets to alleviate poverty, create jobs and build a resilient middle class.

Apr 24, 2014

Multimedia: Fusing Sectors through Patient Capital

Today we’re hearing from Acumen’s Jacqueline Novogratz on how “patient capital” can create sustainable jobs.

Apr 22, 2014

Field Notes: The Future of Impact

In philanthropy and impact investing today: a stock exchange milestone, why better data matters and the next generation of investors.

Apr 19, 2014

In Case You Missed It: May the Impact Be With You

In this issue, thoughts on impact investing, technology-eating low-wage jobs, the growth in contingency work, and being young and underemployed.

Apr 17, 2014

Multimedia: Financial Times on the Middle Class

Gideon Rachman and colleagues talk about the prospects of the middle class.

Apr 15, 2014

Field Notes: Impact and Risk

Today we’re hearing from others in the field on the tricky relationship between impact and risk.

Apr 12, 2014

In Case You Missed It: This Week in U.S. Poverty

In this issue, a tragic view of America’s poor, what responsible investing has to do with it, and the employment impact of education.

Apr 10, 2014

Field Notes: Darren Walker on Philanthropy

In an interview with Shelterforce Weekly, the Ford Foundation’s new president discusses his take on giving.

Apr 8, 2014

Multimedia: Pew on Equal Pay

With this week’s focus on Equal Pay Day, we’re checking out Pew Research’s findings on the gender pay gap.

Apr 5, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Impacting With the Times

In this issue, thinking on low wage work and poverty, the problem with maximizing of shareholder value, and a new app for philanthropic millennials.

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