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Jun 5, 2014

Field Notes: Who's Teaching Whom Philanthropy

Does a five-figure cash pot make it easier for universities to teach philanthropy as a “practical philosophy?” A novel grant from a Texas hedge fund manager provokes debate.

Jun 4, 2014

Better Know A Deal: SASB Says ‘That’s Material’

Heron investee SASB offers a solution to the lack of comparable, material social and environmental data from public companies.

Jun 3, 2014

Field Notes: Why the 'Strategic Model of Philanthropy' Fails

Could an emergent strategy in philanthropy bring a “brave new world” to complex social problems? A Foundation Strategy Group team suggests a new approach.

Jun 1, 2014

Field Notes: Debate Over 'No Strings Attached' Philanthropy

As more philanthropists explore giving cash directly to the poor, some advocates argue the method works and creates better outcomes

May 31, 2014

In Case You Missed It: While We Work in the New Millennium

In this issue, thinking on what wages mean for the economy, the “bad business” of banking and inequality, the green jobs trend, and the social impact of Millennials.

May 27, 2014

Field Notes: Everything's Coming Up Impact

This week we’re reading about how impact investing continues to grow on Main Street, among millennials and in philanthropy.

May 24, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Topsy-Turvy View of Poverty

In this issue, debate on views of the poor and the policy challenge, how to think about and use financial capital to improve society, and our greatest hits.

May 22, 2014

Thinking On: Divestment and the Conscious Investor

Heron’s Buzz Schmidt responds to Stanford’s divestment from fossil fuels and says it offers lessons for reevaluating all investments for social impact.

May 21, 2014

Better Know a Deal: Aseptia Reheats Food Jobs

Heron investee Aseptia brings job opportunities back to a rural North Carolina county via food processing.

May 20, 2014

Field Notes: Household Debt and the Recovery

Why was the Great Recession so Great? On The Upshot, two professors argue that it was a lack of attention to household debt.