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[…]

CASE Smart Impact Capital launches

CASE has been working for nearly two years, scouring the planet, filming and interviewing people in the trenches and in boardrooms, and building a crowd-sourced, scalable, online guidebook that can help impact entrepreneurs be more efficient and effective throughout their investment capital raising journey.  Our toolkit, CASE Smart Impact CapitalTM, has been used by partner Read more about CASE Smart Impact Capital launches[…]

Navigating Impact Investing

Led by the consulting firm Tideline, together with Cathy Clark at CASE i3 at Duke University, the Navigating Impact Investing project began in September 2015 as an effort to bring greater clarity to the field of impact investing, supported by Omidyar Network. The project also included a dedicated Advisory Group, members of which are listed Read more about Navigating Impact Investing[…]

Three Lessons for Impact Investing Education Programs

After 5+ years of experience running CASE i3, we know that academic institutions can help build the impact investing field by teaching students a fuller suite of skills, clarifying the range of career paths open to them, and developing a better theoretical and practical knowledge base.  We share our own approach, as well as the Read more about Three Lessons for Impact Investing Education Programs[…]

CASE i3 Students Help Carbon Model SJF’s Portfolio

In 2016, SJF Ventures undertook a project to better understand the climate change impact of its portfolio.  SJF worked with a team from CASE i3 through the CASE i3 Consulting Program, along with its partners at the Duke Carbon Offset Initiative and with review by the Environmental Capital Group, to create a dynamic model illustrating Read more about CASE i3 Students Help Carbon Model SJF’s Portfolio[…]

$1B Deployed for Impact Investing

by Cathy Clark I got the call from the White House, in May 2014. “We’re going to have some major new commitments of impact investment capital at the meeting in June. Would you be interested in helping us track how the money is spent?” What do you say to a call like that when you Read more about $1B Deployed for Impact Investing[…]

From Lemonade to Babies: 8 Lessons on How to Talk About Impact Investing

Cathy Clark’s 8-year-old daughter asks her to explain what impact investing is.  Cathy realizes this is a very special communication challenge and a chance to see if she can communicate this topic in a way that truly anyone can understand. Originally posted in B the Change Media.

Report: Aligning Capital with Mission

This was originally posted by Tom Woelfel on the Pacific Community Ventures Site, at: https://www.pacificcommunityventures.org/2016/05/05/aligning-capital-with-mission/  CASE i3 is a partner on the report, so we wanted to share it here as well. We are pleased to share with you our latest report, Aligning Capital with Mission: Lessons from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Social Investment Program. The Annie Read more about Report: Aligning Capital with Mission[…]

New Report: Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

Impact Investment Clean Energy and Climate Solutions:  2015 Sector Highlights Report DURHAM, NC — June 16, 2015. Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) today released the Impact Investment Clean Energy and Climate Solutions 2015 Sector Highlights Report to describe progress on commitments to invest in clean energy and climate solutions made at Read more about New Report: Clean Energy and Climate Solutions[…]