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May 3, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Impact Through the Looking Glass

In this issue, more thinking on poverty, prosperity and the role of capitalism, the trillion dollar opportunity for investing locally, and making accounting have impact.

May 6, 2014

Field Notes: Impact Investing News

Today we’re tuning in to what’s new in the ever-evolving landscape of impact investing.

May 7, 2014

Better Know a Deal: Nigeria Banks on the Ties That Bind

The country is part of a growing movement to entice expats to invest in their home areas to provide potentially vital new influxes of cash.

May 8, 2014

Multimedia: Restoring Opportunity Through Education

Here’s Greg Duncan, author of Restoring Opportunity, on how reducing income inequality starts with better education.

May 10, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Investing With Your Values

In this issue, more thinking on work and the minimum wage debate, Thomas Piketty and the scrutiny of wealth, and the role of social investment.

May 17, 2014

In Case You Missed It: When It Isn't All About Philanthropy

In this issue, new thinking on impact investing and social enterprise, the dirty debates going on in philanthropy, and some good news about jobs.

May 20, 2014

Field Notes: Household Debt and the Recovery

Why was the Great Recession so Great? On The Upshot, two professors argue that it was a lack of attention to household debt.

May 21, 2014

Better Know a Deal: Aseptia Reheats Food Jobs

Heron investee Aseptia brings job opportunities back to a rural North Carolina county via food processing.

May 22, 2014

Thinking On: Divestment and the Conscious Investor

Heron’s Buzz Schmidt responds to Stanford’s divestment from fossil fuels and says it offers lessons for reevaluating all investments for social impact.

May 24, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Topsy-Turvy View of Poverty

In this issue, debate on views of the poor and the policy challenge, how to think about and use financial capital to improve society, and our greatest hits.

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