How Will Impact Investing Change Investment?

“There’s going to be a different level of satisfaction with investment as impact investment progresses” – Cathy Clark Cathy Clark literally wrote the book on impact investing and Swell Investing was so excited to have her as their inaugural podcast guest! Cathy is the Faculty Director at the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Read more about How Will Impact Investing Change Investment?[…]

Find Your Funding on Social Entrepreneur podcast

CASE i3 Director Cathy Clark was recently interviewed on the podcast Social Entrepreneur.  In this interview, Cathy takes the listeners from the theoretical basis of impact investing through a description of CASE Smart Impact Capital, a toolkit that contains short videos, downloadable resources, spreadsheets, and more for the fundraising journey.  You can find the podcast episode Read more about Find Your Funding on Social Entrepreneur podcast[…]

CASE Smart Impact Capital launches

CASE has been working for nearly two years, scouring the planet, filming and interviewing people in the trenches and in boardrooms, and building a crowd-sourced, scalable, online guidebook that can help impact entrepreneurs be more efficient and effective throughout their investment capital raising journey.  Our toolkit, CASE Smart Impact CapitalTM, has been used by partner Read more about CASE Smart Impact Capital launches[…]

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[…]

Navigating Impact Investing

Led by the consulting firm Tideline, together with Cathy Clark at CASE i3 at Duke University, the Navigating Impact Investing project began in September 2015 as an effort to bring greater clarity to the field of impact investing, supported by Omidyar Network. The project also included a dedicated Advisory Group, members of which are listed Read more about Navigating Impact Investing[…]

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[…]

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[…]