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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 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 17, 2014

Multimedia: Financial Times on the Middle Class

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

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 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 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 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 26, 2014

In Case You Missed It: A Whole New Shared World

In this issue, more responses to “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”, thoughts on the sharing economy, and putting a balance-sheet value on natural resources.

Apr 29, 2014

Field Notes: Scaling Impact

Today we’re reading about how enterprises can scale their impact through better principles and better conversation.

May 1, 2014

Multimedia: The Plight of the Middle Class

On NPR, economic thinkers debate low wages, unemployment and options for restoring America’s middle class.