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Sep 30, 2014

Photo of the Month: September 2014

In our newest series, we share the human face of pressing economic issues. This month, controversy over locating new homeless shelters in New York City.

Sep 27, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Fortune and Risk in the Economy

In this issue, debate on the economic effects of inequality, why poor people find it hard to plan, CEO pay and employment, and risk-taking in philanthropy.

Sep 20, 2014

In Case You Missed It: The Pulling Up Boot Straps Report

In this issue, news about the poverty rate, an innovative way to combat student debt, minimum wage and the franchise business model, and whether philanthropy and impact investors can get along.

Sep 18, 2014

Thinking On: Impact Investing Meets Development Finance

Heron president Clara Miller offers lighthearted thoughts on the cultural anthropology of two groups interested in poverty solutions.

Sep 18, 2014

Nuts and Bolts: Re-imagining an Investment Policy Statement

Heron updated its investment policy statement to articulate how we plan to align social and financial performance into a single investment strategy.

Sep 13, 2014

In Case You Missed It: A View to Kill Poverty and Inequality

In this issue, discussion on the impact of endowment investment, philanthropy and corporate inversions, inequality and poverty, and the global jobs crisis.

Sep 10, 2014

Nuts and Bolts: A New Ecosystem for Workforce Development

Heron’s Amy Orr shares current thinking on how collaborations can benefit low-wage workers, employers and our economy as a whole.

Sep 6, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Post-Labor Day Reflections

In this issue, discussion of the new labor movement and the wage debate, poverty and where it is toughest to be poor, economic mobility and social investing.

Sep 4, 2014

Thinking On: Rediscovering the Enterprise Investment Approach

Heron’s Kate Starr argues that looking at investing through an enterprise lens is a return to basics.

Aug 28, 2014

Field Notes: Scaling Down Innovation for Bigger Impact

When it comes to innovation in international development, Sarika Bansal argues that “less is more” in having impact, once several critical conditions are met.