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A group of friends and a dog picnic in the grass. Behind them is a walking and bike trail, a body of water, and the dense skyscraper skyline of downtown Manhattan, with the late afternoon sun shining between the buildings.

Jan 22, 2018

Field Notes: Blackrock and the Wherewithal of Society

An announcement by Blackrock CEO Larry Fink that corporations need to pay more attention to their effects on society echoes Heron Chair Buzz Schmidt’s call for accountability for enterprises’ positive or negative effect on society’s wherewithal.

Jan 3, 2018

Deep Dive: The Muses Apartments Bond

The second in a series of retrospective deep dives into a broad selection of Heron's early fixed income impact investments, featuring a mixed-income housing community in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Nov 20, 2017

Dana K. Bezerra Named President of Heron Foundation

Transition to take place on December 31, 2017

The Alternative: Most of what you believe about poverty is wrong

Oct 26, 2017

Join us Nov. 10th to Change the Narrative on Poverty

Join us in celebrating Mauricio Lim Miller of the Family Independence Initiative, whose recently released book, The Alternative, describes a new approach to addressing poverty.

Oct 13, 2017

Deep Dive: Jonesboro Green Tech Bond

The first of a series of retrospective deep dives into a broad selection of Heron's early fixed income impact investments, featuring the financing of a wind turbine factory in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Aug 26, 2017

In Case You Missed It: Overcoming A Poor Set of Choices

In this issue, questions for Paul Ryan on poverty, philanthropy led bail reform, the need for new socialism, creative class gentrification, and the Vatican does impact.

Aug 19, 2017

In Case You Missed It: One Nation Divisible

In this issue, race and aspirations for a new working class, tariffs' impact on U.S. manufacturing and inequality and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Aug 17, 2017

Video: Investing for the Long Term

A longer-term view and sustainable business practices can lead to better results, argues Daryl Brewster, in the latest installment of Heron's "Poor U.S." video series.

Aug 12, 2017

In Case You Missed It: The People in Your Neighborhood

In this issue, the highs and lows of investing locally, immigrants in the economy, the ties that bind workers, the broken economy, and investing 100 percent for mission.

Aug 5, 2017

In Case You Missed It: The Worker Hunger Games

In this issue: wage stagnation and immigration; capitalism through a new lens; and why nonprofits should buy for-profits for social businesses.

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