Forbes has begun a series of articles about how social entrepreneurs measure impact. As author Devin Thorpe declares, “There are two keys to becoming a good social entrepreneur. Intentionality, that is intending to have a positive social impact rather than merely delivering one incidentally, is how you become a social entrepreneur. Accountability, measuring the impact, […]
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 […]
Forbes contributor, Devin Thorpe, explains impact investing for “the rest of us.” As he says in the article, “Here’s the thing: most impact investments are only open to wealthy people. This is a guide to impact investing for everyone else, the 98 percent of the population who don’t meet the criteria for investing with the […]
In impact investing circles, we have long talked about the scarcity of large, financially-rewarding, investor exits. While there have been some financially profitable exits and many enterprises with valuations now well above what investors paid for their stakes, there have been very few exits with deal prices at which pure financial investors take notice. Two […]
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 […]
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 […]
In The B-School Impact Investing Uprising, We See Genius reports on how business schools are playing an important role in impact investing field development. Cathy Clark shares her experience developing the CASE Initiative on Impact Investing (CASE i3) at Duke University, and the growing interest among incoming MBA students in the program.