Adventures in Data

Cathy Clark and Rehana Nathoo of the Case Foundation recently discussed the challenges and opportunities involved in aggregating and visualizing data.  Their discussion touched on how impact investors can use data to meet their goals, the importance of transparency and disclosure across the impact investing ecosystem, and how data and impact investing expertise helped create Read more about Adventures in Data[…]

Helping social entrepreneurs navigate the maze of impact measurement

Forbes has begun a series of articles about how social entrepreneurs measure impact.  In the second in this series, author Devin Thorpe gathers wisdom from practitioners and experts the field on navigating the maze of measurement tools, standards, and abbreviations.  CASE i3’s Cathy Clark talks about the importance of considering what your stakeholders are truly Read more about Helping social entrepreneurs navigate the maze of impact measurement[…]

How Social Entrepreneurs Begin to Measure Impact

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, Read more about How Social Entrepreneurs Begin to Measure Impact[…]

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[…]

Your Guide to Impact Investing

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 Read more about Your Guide to Impact Investing[…]

What the Unilever Seventh Generation Acquisition Means for Social Ventures

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 Read more about What the Unilever Seventh Generation Acquisition Means for Social Ventures[…]

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[…]

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[…]

$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[…]

Trailblazing Women in Impact Investing

The Case Foundation spotlights the women from philanthropy, the investment community, financial services, and government leading the charge in impact investing.  CASE i3 Director Cathy Clark is honored to be included on this list.  See the other influential women contributing to this dynamic field on the Case Foundation blog.