Registration Open: Gender Lens Investing Course, March 11-13, 2019

  Do you want to explore unlocking capital or deploying capital to benefit women and girls? Are you excited about the power of women to make markets? Do you want to contribute materially to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals around women and girls? Are you ready to get beyond the talk and get to Read more about Registration Open: Gender Lens Investing Course, March 11-13, 2019[…]

Want help from a CASE i3 Team? Applications Open through 8/31

CASE often gets calls and emails from organizations wondering if there are ways to work with our fabulous students – and the answer is YES!  One way for organizations working in the impact investing field to take advantage of the expertise and passion of our Duke MBAs is through the CASE i3 Consulting Program (CASE i3 Read more about Want help from a CASE i3 Team? Applications Open through 8/31[…]

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[…]

Debating the potential of impact investing at Skoll World Forum

No one can debate that the field of impact investing has exploded in the last decade, with billions of dollars committed to various impact investment vehicles, and increasing research into financial and social returns. But has impact investing been oversold, or will it live up to the hype? Attendees of the Skoll World Forum in Read more about Debating the potential of impact investing at Skoll World Forum[…]

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[…]

SOCAP16: Navigating Impact Investing

Given the increasing complexity and diversity of the impact investing market, it can be difficult to navigate for newcomers and current practitioners alike. In this SOCAP16 session, the panel steps back to review the state of play. How far have we come since impact investments were first classified as impact-first or finance-first? Why and where Read more about SOCAP16: Navigating 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.

The Role of Big Society Capital in Growing Impact Investment

During his visit to campus in December, Nick O’Donohoe, CEO of Big Society Capital, provided insight into the founding of the organization and its role in building the social investment market in the United Kingdom. Impact investing (as we know it in the US) or social investing (as it’s often termed in the UK) strikes Read more about The Role of Big Society Capital in Growing Impact Investment[…]

Congrats Duke Students!

Congrats Duke students, proud winners of $10,000 first prize Yale Low Carbon Portfolio Case Competition! This post originally appeared on the EDGE blog at Fuqua here. A Duke team took 1st place in the second annual Yale University Low-Carbon Portfolio Case Competition, on Friday, Nov. 13.  The team won $10,000 and automatic entry into the final Read more about Congrats Duke Students![…]