May 9, 2013

CASE i3 Alumni

Duke alumni are building impact investing field, all over the world

Many Fuqua and Duke alumni have created satisfying careers in social entrepreneurship, social innovation, sustainability, and impact investing. Those that are interested in impact investing face an expanding set of options, and can work as investment managers in funds, foundations, and government agencies, as field-builders in the many nonprofit intermediaries in the field, as consultants, and as financial asset advisors or managers.

Sampling of global organizations in which Duke alumni have worked post-graduation.

 

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Josh Makaron, Fuqua MBA 2011

“Prior to Fuqua, my knowledge of impact investing was based on my own limited research. During Professor Cathy Clark’s class, I developed a much more nuanced understanding of how capital can be leveraged for social good, and this really cemented my desire to pursue impact investing as a career path. This path — one that I expect will become more frequently traveled by MBAs who want to use their business skills for social impact — was made possible thanks to the opportunities provided by Fuqua and CASE.”

–Josh Makaron, Duke AB in Public Policy 2005, Fuqua MBA 2011, with concentrations in social entrepreneurship and finance. Josh has worked on impact investments with Acumen, Partnership Capital Growth, and TBL Capital.

Not sure what you’re putting in the water down there, but keep it up!  Cheers to you and your fantastic students!

–Eric Letsinger, CEO, Quantified Ventures, at the completion of a 2018 CASE i3 Consulting Project. The project was managed inside Quantified Ventures by Seth Brown, Fuqua MBA 2017, and completed by a team of students lead by Katherine McNeil, Fuqua MBA 2018.

 

Impact Investing Alumni include:

(If you are a Fuqua or Duke grad and are working in the impact investing field, please let us know!  We regularly invite alumni back to campus to share lessons and advice with our community.)

Beth Bafford, Calvert Impact Capital

Seth Brown, Quantified Ventures

Juan Canal, Latino Community Credit Union

Will Creighton, The Investment Integration Project

Adelina Dasso Arana, Accion Gateway Fund

Daryn Dodson, Calvert Funds

Miguel Duhalt, Adobe Capital

Justin Desrosiers, Investors’ Circle

Holly Fulp, William Blair and Company

Nina Gene, Jasmine Social Investments

Jenny Harms, Incourage Community Foundation

Patrick Heinemann, Ignia Partners, LLC

Jana Holt, Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley

Sarah Hoyt, Cambridge Associates

Vale Jokisch, B Lab

Alan Kelley, SJF Ventures

Scott Kleiman, Government Performance Lab at Harvard Kennedy School

Mike MacHarg, Mercy Corps

Sandra Mikush, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

Tom Mitchell, Cambridge Associates

Laura Mixter, New Markets Support Company

Maria Pia Morante Perez-Reyes, Acumen

Jan Morgan, Cornerstone Capital

Brendan Mullen, Secha Capital

Hilary Nichols, Global Banking Alliance for Women

David Nicola, Blackdirt Capital and Gratitude Farmland Fund

Michael Noel, Acorn Innovestments

Bob O’Reilly, Acorn Innovestments

David A. Oehm, Enable Impact

Scott Onder, Mercy Corps

Ulili Onovakpuri, Fresco Capital

Evelyn Powery, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Christina Rausch, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Christine Kenna Ravenet, Ignia Partners, LLC

James Ruggiero, Self-Help Credit Union

Eric Savage, Unitus Capital

Alicia Seiger, Stanford Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance

Susan Shell, Fidelity Charitable

Becca Shepherd, Tides

Douglas Smooke, Renaissance Wealth Management

Megan Walsh Thompson, Ford Foundation

Jacqueline Westley, Calvert Impact Capital

Paul Younes, Amundi Smith Breeden

 

Past Student Leaders

CASE i3 launched in Fall 2011. Beth Bafford, MBA 2012, helped co-found CASE i3. Co-chairs Scott Kleiman and David Nicola, MBAs 2013, helped build it.  Since then, 115 students have been part of the program.

 

Alumni Chats

We’ve been inviting alumni to visit with our CASE i3 students virtually on skype. This is a convenient way to have a quick talk about your work and help students learn about career paths in the field. If you are an alum interested in chatting with students,  let us know!

Recent Alumni Chats:

Mike MacHarg, Simpa Networks and MercyCorps, December 2013

Megan Walsh, Ford Foundation, February 2014

Nina Gene, Jasmine Investments, March 2014

Scott Kleiman, Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab, April 2014

Beth Bafford, Calvert Foundation, February 2015

Adelina Dasso Arana, Accion Gateway Fund, February 2017

Maria Pia Morante, Acumen, February 2018

Seth Brown, Quantified Ventures, March 2018