Financial Innovation

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Influencer Series: Leaving an Imprint

Heron's Bill McCalpin discusses his time as CEO of Imprint Capital and offers several observations about working with clients to build and manage portfolios of impact investments.

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Multimedia: ‘Philanthropy Can’t Do it Alone’

In a Bloomberg interview, Encourage Capital's Adam Wolfensohn explains his motivations for founding a new asset management firm that focuses on social, environmental as well as financial returns.

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Better Know a Deal: Nigeria Banks on the Ties That Bind

The country is part of a growing movement to entice expats to invest in their home areas to provide potentially vital new influxes of cash.

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Better Know A Deal: SASB Says ‘That’s Material’

Heron investee SASB offers a solution to the lack of comparable, material social and environmental data from public companies.

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Better Know A Deal: SolarCity and Its $1 Bargain

Heron investee SolarCity uses creative financing options to expand residential use of solar power in the United States.

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Better Know a Deal: Crafting a Better Banking Landscape

Craft3 uses an innovative financing model to enable small businesses to thrive and create jobs in the current economy.

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Challenge to the Field: What’s in too many names?

Heron Fellow Rodney Christopher asks the social sector to come up with a better umbrella term for enterprise-building capital grants.