Categories for Field Notes

Field Notes: ‘Going All In for Mission’

Heron’s Clara Miller shares in Forbes on our reasons and approach to investing 100 percent of our assets for mission.

Field Notes: Impacting Job Quality & Quantity

A brief case study on impact management features Huntington Capital’s efforts to maximize impact on job quality in their third fund.

Field Notes: Is the Old Philanthropy Model Obsolete?

Philanthropy advisers warn that foundations’ structure may hinder their mission success--and urge them to optimize for mission success via impact investing.

Field Notes: Reinventing Philanthropy for the 21st Century

The Aspen Institute has released a report on Impact Investing featuring an essay written by Heron president Clara Miller.

Field Notes: Examining the Impacts of Social Enterprise

A REDF report discusses its mission-driven business investments and assesses their impact on beneficiaries, as well as on society as a whole.

Field Notes: Six Social Business Issues for 2015

Leaders of the American Sustainable Business Council urge conscious businesses owners to sit at the table with policymakers or warn they’ll end up “on the menu.”

Field Notes: Uncertainty by the Hour

The Center for Popular Democracy argues that technology can enhance labor conditions for hourly workers instead of undermining them.

Field Notes: Impact and Risk

Today we’re hearing from others in the field on the tricky relationship between impact and risk.