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The Financial Transparency Act of 2015 Has Been Introduced

In Profiles & Interviews by Hudson Hollister0 Comments

  In our latest profile, Hudson Hollister from the Data Transparency Coalition talks about the introduction of the Financial Transparency Act, and how the availability of Open Data impacts investors, regulators and the financial industry.   Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ralph Abraham (R-LA), and Jared Polis (D-CO) held a press conference three weeks ago to announce the introduction of the Financial Transparency Act …

Examining The Market Approach

In Profiles & Interviews by Nick Deychakiwsky0 Comments

Nick Deychakiwsky, Program Officer of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation raises a few questions that go to the core of the concept of an information marketplace and how we should (or shouldn’t) think about it as we organize our work in the social sector. Building an information infrastructure for social change, progress, development, etc. is a grand idea. Bold. Ambitious. …

Lucy Bernholz: Let Our Data Define Us, Part II

In Profiles & Interviews by Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.0 Comments

In Part I of  “Let Our Data Define Us”, guest blogger Lucy Bernholz charged the social sector to be the standard-bearer for one of biggest issues of our time: how we use data. She continues the thought here and outlines a new definition for the sector at the forefront of taking on our biggest challenges. Ours is a sector that …

Welcome to the Markets For Good conversation!

In Profiles & Interviews by Brian Walsh1 Comment

Welcome to the Markets for Good conversation! We hope that this site will serve as the “virtual water cooler” for a sustained, thoughtful conversation about what is needed to improve the social sector’s ability to generate, share, and use information. This conversation encompasses the spectrum of capital and enterprises devoted to social good, from philanthropy to impact investing. We intend …

Lucy Bernholz: Let Our Data Define Us – Part I

In Profiles & Interviews by Lucy Bernholz, Ph.D.3 Comments

In this, the first of a two-part post, guest blogger Lucy Bernholz issues a challenge to the social sector: to discover the potential in our data and to change the way we use it . Solutions to shared social challenges should not be proprietary. To achieve our social missions we should share what we know – widely, accessibly, and openly. …