I help companies, asset managers, and organizations

deploy impact capital, develop impact strategies, and communicate them

through a systems lens.


Impact Investing

Systems Thinking / Making Sense of Complexity

New Economics

Effective Philanthropy

Next Capitalism



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I helped launch First Principles — a convening and community that exists to support and challenge technology company founders and early employees who want to use their wealth for good. Now co-hosted by The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Bloomberg Beta.

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I am conducting a project on Rethinking the Corporation — recommending the regulatory and legislative infrastructure fixes necessary for stakeholder capitalism. I will be producing a policy paper on alternative corporate ownership and governance structures for the American Economic Liberties Project.

I authored series of essays to describe SheEO's organizational Values and Practices that are both embodied and aspirational. Each mini essay contains a list of references which compiles leading thinkers and doers in each of the following ten categories: radical generosity, transformation of self and systems, in right relationship, capital in flow,  power with vs. power over, equity, co-creation, financial capital on your own terms, emergence, and abundance/sufficiency.

©2020 by Denise Hearn