Preeti Bhattacharji

VP, Integrated Capitals

Preeti Bhattacharji is a Vice President of Integrated Capitals at Heron. Prior to joining Heron, she served as an assistant director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing and a research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations. Preeti has also completed projects for ImpactAssets, Center4, the NYC Department of Small Business Services, and the Rachel Maddow Show. Preeti received her BA magna cum laude from Columbia University and her MBA with Dean’s Honors from Columbia Business School, where she won the Nathan Gantcher Prize for Social Enterprise. She currently serves on the Investment Advisory Committee of RSF Social Finance.


In the Pulse & Publications

At Heron, we’re always looking for opportunities to better align our investments with our mission — which sometimes involves investing deliberately in specific geographies. Here is a spectrum of strategies that we look to when we are trying to invest in a specific place.

A few years ago, Heron gave a sizable grant to stimulate job growth in a city that had high rates of unemployment. While our intentions were good, our grant resulted in unintended consequences for the community— prompting us to reevaluate how we think about net contribution in a place.

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