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Tracy Williams
Director, Reimagining Capitalism

Why We Invested: Gallup's Job Quality Survey

October 18, 2019

While unemployment rates are at a record low, there is an untold story. Far too many Americans are facing stagnant wages, experiencing greater job insecurity, and taking on second or third jobs just to make ends meet. Why the disconnect? Tracy Williams shares insights on why we invested in Gallup's job quality survey.

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Tracy Williams
Director, Reimagining Capitalism

Why We Invested: The Workers Lab Innovation Fund

October 18, 2019

Healthy economies, societies, and democracies are only possible when workers are empowered to bargain for better job outcomes and access their fair share of economic success. Learn more about why we invested in Why We Invested: The Workers Lab Innovation Fund.

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Gus Rossi
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Why We are Investing in the Anti-Monopoly Fund

October 17, 2019

Decades of deregulation and lax antitrust enforcement have created a massive market concentration problem in the American economy. Read more from Gus Rossi on why we are investing in the Anti-Monopoly Fund

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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Doing Business with Privacy at the Core

October 15, 2019

Subhashish Bhadra sat down with the new CEO of Terbium Labs, Pat Clawson, to learn more about this portfolio company’s expanding role in the digital risk protection landscape.

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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

A Privacy-Conscious Population: Why We Funded the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics and Ashoka's Centre for Social and Behaviour Change

October 7, 2019

Over the past few years, privacy has exploded as a public policy concern — in regulatory chambers, in courts, on our televisions, and on the Internet.

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Thea Anderson
Director, Beneficial Technology
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Subhashish Bhadra
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Open Questions on Good ID: When should Digital ID be Avoided?

October 3, 2019

In this new series, we will tackle open questions, one at a time, to share our perspective and invite others to offer theirs — all with the goal of adding more clarity on Good ID and finding the ideas that will move Good ID into practice.

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Abiah Weaver
Director, Beneficial Technology

Open Questions on Good ID: What is Bad ID?

October 2, 2019

Good ID unlocks opportunities fairly, enabling all of us to engage in society on our own terms and safeguard our identities against misuse. In the second post in this series, we wanted to take the opportunity to start a conversation on bad ID.

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Why We Invested: All Our Kin Is Increasing Quality in (Home-Based) Child Care

October 1, 2019

All Our Kin is a nonprofit organization committed to creating high-quality, affordable child care alternatives through multiple programs and strategies to increase the quality, availability, and sustainability of care.

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Collaborating for Infants and Toddlers: Investing in Home-Based Care

October 1, 2019

Omidyar Network’s investment in Home Grown is a multi-year collaboration of 10 diverse funders across the United States to recognize the promise of effective interventions in the early years to transform the life trajectory of children and their families.

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Gus Rossi
Principal, Beneficial Technology

Stronger Privacy Rules in California Can Benefit Everyone

September 30, 2019

Last week Californians for Consumer Privacy proposed a new initiative for the state’s November 2020 ballot. Learn how the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act can strengthen the California Consumer Privacy Act in several critical ways.

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WhatsApp is a Threat to Society. Here’s How to Fix It.

David Madden and Anamitra Deb share four ways the encrypted messaging platform can address the dangerous behavior that its platform is enabling.

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We don’t need another WeWork

It's time for more alternatives to venture capital cash, argues Omidyar Network's Sarah Drinkwater — and for more startups focused on making positive contributions to the world.

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Coalition of Foundations and Family Offices Launch the Tipping Point Fund to Scale the Impact Investing Field

Blue Haven Initiative, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation and Omidyar Network will anchor the $12.5 million pool of philanthropic capital

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