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Updates on the Heartland Georgetown Labor-Capital Summer Fellowship

The Heartland Network (HCS) and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor & the Working Poor (KI) at Georgetown University recently began Year Three of the Labor-Capital Strategies Fellowship. We’re happy to say that our program is growing with 2019 bringing us eleven remarkable new fellows are joining ten placement hosts for the summer. Fellows from the past two summers reported the program helped them develop their own view of the challenges facing working families in the modern economy and the roles of responsible investing and good corporate governance in solving these challenges. In this article, we're providing an update on how the Summer ’19 is starting out thus far. Orientation was held

Fonds de Solidarité FTQ: A Case Study in Social Investing

In the 1960s, growing social consciousness swept much of the Western world, including the Canadian province of Québec. In a phenomenon known as the Quiet Revolution, francophone Canadians experienced massive social and economic upheaval. A common target for activists was the economic inequities between the anglophone minority, who controlled most of the province’s capital, and the francophone majority. Out of this came rising interest in investissement solidaire (solidarity investing), which is designed to increase prosperity for all Québécois. Today, the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ is a prime example of how values-minded investing can yield positive results. Average people pool their money into

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