Jean Case of Case Foundation keynotes Fuqua’s Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference

We were honored to welcome Jean Case of the Case Foundation to campus on February 8 as the closing keynote at our annual Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference. In a fireside chat with CASE i3 Director Cathy Clark, Jean spoke about building movements by inspiring, educating, and activating.  Second-year MBA student Alejandra Rossi highlighted Read more about Jean Case of Case Foundation keynotes Fuqua’s Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference[…]

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[…]

Impact Investing Expert Proposes ‘Impact Classes’ To Parallel ‘Asset Classes’

This post was originally published by Devin Thorpe on Forbes, here. To paraphrase the great philosopher Forest Gump, impact investing is like a box of chocolates; you never know what impact you’re going to get. One of the foremost experts on impact investing, Cathy Clark, Director of CASE i3 at Duke University, is working on that problem. She Read more about Impact Investing Expert Proposes ‘Impact Classes’ To Parallel ‘Asset Classes’[…]

CASE Chat with Eric Savage, Co-Founder and President, Unitus Capital

This post originally appeared in the CASE blog on May 5, 2016, by Kyle Munn.   This month’s CASE Chat features Eric Savage, Co-Founder and President of Unitus Capital. Based in Bangalore, India, Unitus Capital was founded in 2008 with the mission of accelerating capital markets for ventures serving low-income populations in Asia. In the Read more about CASE Chat with Eric Savage, Co-Founder and President, Unitus Capital[…]

CASE Chat: Karen Clune, USAID

“The element about social entrepreneurship that is important to what we do is that social entrepreneurs come with the business minded approaches. [What’s important is] the idea of long term planning, really thinking about the implementation and the execution.” – Karen Clune of USAID Global Health Karen Clune, Senior Innovation Advisor for USAID’s Center for Read more about CASE Chat: Karen Clune, USAID[…]

CASE Chat: Sacha Dichter, Acumen

Ahead of our annual Advisory Council meeting held at the Fuqua School of Business, this month’s CASE Chat features one of our CASE i3 council members Sasha Dichter, Chief Innovation Officer at Acumen. Sasha has been a leader in social entrepreneurship and impact investing for many years and offers his insights on a number of Read more about CASE Chat: Sacha Dichter, Acumen[…]

Nick O’Donohoe of Big Society Capital

We were thrilled to welcome Nick O’Donohoe, founding CEO of Big Society Capital, to campus as our fall CASE i3 speaker.  Nick spoke about Big Society Capital’s role as an innovative investment intermediary working with funds, governments, and enterprises to catalyze the impact investment market in the UK and globally. Nick serves on the advisory Read more about Nick O’Donohoe of Big Society Capital[…]

Impact Investing Goes to School

Cathy Clark at Duke’s CASE i3 initiative, on what we’ve learned about the sector – and how much we still don’t know By James Militzer (This post originally appeared on Next Billion here.) The i3 Initiative on Impact Investing is part of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), a prominent research and Read more about Impact Investing Goes to School[…]

Melissa Bradley, New Capitalist, on Tri-Sector Leadership

CASE i3 Advisor Melissa Bradley shares her experience as a tri-sector leader collaborating on solutions to social problems. Melissa has vast and diverse impact experience, having started and successfully sold a social enterprise, worked as an impact investor focused on investing in entrepreneurs of color and female entrepreneurs, and served as the acting director of Read more about Melissa Bradley, New Capitalist, on Tri-Sector Leadership[…]

CASE Chat: Michael MacHarg

Michael MacHarg is Senior Advisor, Social Ventures for Mercy Corps; co-founder of the for-profit social venture, Simpa Networks; and, a member of the CASE i3 Advisory Council. In this CASE Chat, Mike talks about impact investing, tri-sector leadership, and offers advice for budding social entrepreneurs. Brought to you by the Center for the Advancement of Read more about CASE Chat: Michael MacHarg[…]