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Jan 25, 2017

Thinking On: Darren Walker’s Decision to Serve on Pepsi’s Board Is Wise

In a letter to the editor, Clara Miller defends Darren Walker's involvement with Pepsi and the many ways philanthropy can, and does, interact with the private sector.

Oct 11, 2016

Thinking On: Workers are Assets not Expenses

Could changing company disclosures on skills improvement lead to more investment in workers?

Jul 29, 2016

Thinking On: Theory of Change or Civic Dumpster Diving?

Turning outward, beyond the boundaries of foundation logics and program areas is not only sensible, it’s common-sense risk management.

Jul 28, 2016

Thinking On: A Critical Juncture in Capital Markets History

Clara Miller joins SASB in an op-ed advocating for mandatory sustainability reporting in SEC disclosures to help investors identify top social performers.

Jan 11, 2016

Thinking On: Employees Versus Workforce?

Toni Johnson brings up important questions surrounding employment in the wake of a "gig-economy" and use of prison labor.

Dec 16, 2015

Thinking On: Climate’s Impact on America’s Poor

Now that the global climate agreement has been signed, let’s work to make the poor in the United States climate change resilient.

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.

Sep 10, 2015

Thinking On: Is the Magic of New Orleans Back?

Ambassador James A. Joseph outlines the post-Katrina reconciliation still required in New Orleans and rest of Louisiana.

Jun 4, 2015

President's Letter: A Look Back at 2014, Part II

Heron’s President Clara Miller discusses the foundation’s progress on grantmaking and what lies ahead.

Jun 3, 2015

President's Letter: A Look Back at 2014, Part I

Heron's President Clara Miller discusses our evolution and common myths we see in the social sector.

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