Cultivating the Next Generation of Social Impact Leaders

Posted on January 22, 2020 by Tara Schoenborn Nathan Hixson with three other CASE Scholars in his cohort (left to right: Utkarsha Bhardwaj, Patrick Pierson-Prah and Ineza Mutimura) On a sweltering hot southern day in October 2019, Nathan Hixson, a Center for the Advancement for Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Scholar and first-year Daytime MBA student at Duke University’s Read more about Cultivating the Next Generation of Social Impact Leaders[…]

CASE Executive Speaker Series: Three Takeaways on Impact Investing from Prudential Financial

Posted on February 11, 2020 by Tara Schoenborn Ommeed Sathe & Cathy Clark at the CASE Executive Speaker Series When Ommeed Sathe, Vice President of Impact Investments at Prudential Financial, joined the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business on January 28 as part of the CASE Executive Speaker Series, the Read more about CASE Executive Speaker Series: Three Takeaways on Impact Investing from Prudential Financial[…]

How can we help more entrepreneurs raise the right impact investment capital?

by Carrie Gonnella Announcing special discounts for all users of CASE Smart Impact Capital through 8-15-2019 Since our public launch in 2017, we’ve had a lot of traction with CASE Smart Impact Capital. Our online toolkit has helped thousands of entrepreneurs around the world learn how to raise the right kind of impact investing capital at Read more about How can we help more entrepreneurs raise the right impact investment capital?[…]

Get Gender Smart with Us in Sept!

I am excited to announce that Suzanne Biegel of Catalyst at Large and I are repeating our 2.5-day intensive course Getting Gender Smart in September 2019. The course helps investors, fund managers, philanthropists, and financial consultants integrate a gender lens into their investment practices. We explore six gender lenses, share up to date research findings Read more about Get Gender Smart with Us in Sept![…]

How Will Impact Investing Change Investment?

“There’s going to be a different level of satisfaction with investment as impact investment progresses” – Cathy Clark Cathy Clark literally wrote the book on impact investing and Swell Investing was so excited to have her as their inaugural podcast guest! Cathy is the Faculty Director at the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Read more about How Will Impact Investing Change Investment?[…]

Being a social media influencer – #thinklist interview with Cathy Clark

  The University of Bath’s Business and Society unit has been asking some of its top #thinklisters to share their views on why they use Twitter and how it works for them. In this piece, Andy Crane interviews Cathy Clark – ranked 12th (and top ranked woman) on the list of digital influencers. Cathy is Faculty Director at the Center for Read more about Being a social media influencer – #thinklist interview with Cathy Clark[…]

Duke Faculty-Proposed Voucher System helping Impact Investors Address Global Health

A new treatment to help eliminate a neglected tropical disease was developed thanks in part to an incentive program devised by researchers at Duke University. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved moxidectin, a drug developed by non-profit biopharmaceutical company Medicines Development for Global Health. Moxidectin treats river blindness, a parasitic infection that affects Read more about Duke Faculty-Proposed Voucher System helping Impact Investors Address Global Health[…]

Highlights from the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke

  Launched in 2013, the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) was a five-year collaborative project between the U.S. Agency for International Development, CASE, and Innovations in Healthcare; SEAD also leveraged additional interdisciplinary partners across and outside of Duke University.  Through engaging 25 global health social ventures within a learning accelerator, leveraging of the impact Read more about Highlights from the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke[…]

Mission Investors Exchange Features Impact Investing Toolkit for Foundations

Mission Investors Exchange, the leading impact investing network for foundations dedicated to deploying capital for social and environmental change, has featured our CASE Smart Impact Capital toolkit as part of their recommended tools and resources for their over 200 philanthropic members. Launched in October 2017, Smart Impact Capital is the first online toolkit for professional impact investing training, Read more about Mission Investors Exchange Features Impact Investing Toolkit for Foundations[…]