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Properly Capitalizing Nonprofits: A Key to Long-Term Impact

Part one of a video series on nonprofit capitalization: Heron’s Rodney Christopher discusses how the right approach to capitalization can be the difference between a nonprofit that struggles and one that thrives while pursuing its mission.

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.

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.

Dana K. Bezerra Named President of Heron Foundation

Transition to take place on December 31, 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.

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.

Field Notes: Overcoming the Caregiver Crisis

Through 60 Caregiver Issues, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) confronts the shortage of caregivers to meet growing demand amidst an aging population.

Field Notes: ESG Investing Gains Momentum with Swiss Re

The latest move towards principled investments by insurance giant, Swiss Re, exemplifies ESG indices’ power to influence capital markets at scale.

Thinking On: The Owner-Labor Tug of War

Profits and wages are often treated as a zero-sum game, but wages play a more complex role in a company’s value creation for all stakeholders, including owners.

Field Notes: Social Enterprise, Proceed with Caution

Steven Dawson offers ten tips on what it takes to be successful when launching a business for the purpose of employing nonprofit clients.