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Jul 15, 2014

Field Notes: Impact Investment, Vatican Style

The Vatican hosted an unprecedented conference last month, in which Pope Francis stressed the importance of using capital to address global poverty and inequality.

Jul 16, 2014

Better Know a Deal: Crafting a Better Banking Landscape

Craft3 uses an innovative financing model to enable small businesses to thrive and create jobs in the current economy.

Jul 17, 2014

Multimedia: Have Less, Pay More

High fees and other banking practices have left millions without access to traditional banking services, but the alternatives create new hurdles.

Jul 19, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Good Business of Being Social

In this week’s edition we have discussion of part-time work, further thoughts on social business and impact investing, and what it is like to be on food stamps.

Jul 22, 2014

Field Notes: Investing Full Tilt

Heron’s Clara Miller and SASB’s Jean Rogers discuss the new impact data that is improving the ability to invest for both financial and mission returns.

Jul 25, 2014

Multimedia: Investing in Good Jobs Gets Good Returns

MIT’s Zeynep Ton shows us what a “good” job looks like, how to create one, and why it is important to all.

Jul 26, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Labor Market Wheel of Fortune

In this issue, more on the plight of the working poor, whether corporations can do good, and renewed debate on social impact bonds.

Jul 31, 2014

Multimedia: On ‘Economic Polarization’

Will the future labor market leave low skilled workers behind? MIT’s David Autor offers insight.

Aug 2, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

In this issue, we have debate on Paul Ryan’s plan to overhaul poverty programs, the plight of low wages, and why Market Basket workers have taken to the streets.

Aug 7, 2014

Multimedia: The Tipping Point for Tipped Work

Watch this EPI panel discussion on why exempting tipped workers from the regular minimum wage creates unlivable conditions in the growing service industry.