The Heron Blog

Filter by:

Sort by:

Oct 7, 2015

Field Notes: Doing Well While Doing Good? A Good Strategy!

A Wharton study finds that lower returns for impact investments need no longer be the default assumption.

Oct 5, 2015

Multimedia: Philanthropy in the New Economy

On a TalkPoverty radio interview, Clara Miller discusses why “business as usual” is no longer an option.

Oct 4, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Color Me Miss-labored

In this issue, new lows in the labor force, inequality in education and philanthropy's challenges and more on economics and the gospel of wealth.

Oct 2, 2015

Field Notes: Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century

The United Nations Environment Programme's new study seeks to end the debate on whether fiduciary duty is a legitimate obstacle to greater ESG integration.

Image by freefoto.com

Oct 1, 2015

Field Notes: The Future of Accounting Standards

SEC Commissioner Kara Stein recently spoke on the importance of incorporating ESG factors in financial reporting. The Volkswagen debacle shows why.

Sep 27, 2015

In Case You Missed It: The Strange Company We Keep

In this issue, the VW emissions scandal and the unfettered market, school integration and mass incarceration, and giving poor people unrestricted cash.

Sep 23, 2015

In Case You Missed It: When It's All About Poverty

In this issue, a TED talk on false poverty narratives, the dust-up over New York's homeless, the Fed's work on unemployment, and Pope Francis' tax statement.

Sep 22, 2015

Multimedia: The Real Experts on Poverty

Canerow's Mia Birdsong asks us to take a deeper look at people living in poverty in her TED talk and argues we are listening to the wrong narrative.

Sep 21, 2015

Field Notes: 'An Authentic Human Ecology'

Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change puts forth a vision of an economy that is familiar to the impact investing community.

Sep 17, 2015

Thinking On: Why Impact Investing Wins the Prisoner's Dilemma

Ian Magee applies the classic game theory problem to the world of responsible investing and finds it's better to cooperate than to take advantage of each other.

More