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[…]

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[…]

Report: Aligning Capital with Mission

This was originally posted by Tom Woelfel on the Pacific Community Ventures Site, at:  CASE i3 is a partner on the report, so we wanted to share it here as well. We are pleased to share with you our latest report, Aligning Capital with Mission: Lessons from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Social Investment Program. The Annie Read more about Report: Aligning Capital with Mission[…]

i3 Speaker: Darren Walker, Ford Foundation

We were thrilled to welcome Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, to campus on March 23, 2016 for meetings with our team and an intimate roundtable discussion with CASE i3 Fellows and Associates and other staff and students at Fuqua. The Ford Foundation is the nation’s second largest philanthropy, and has a rich history Read more about i3 Speaker: Darren Walker, Ford Foundation[…]

#SBSI16 Storify Feed

Did you miss the Duke Fuqua Net Impact Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference on Feb 24? You can follow the best quotes and photos from it here on our storify feed. Check out some clips from closing keynote Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia here.   And below are some quotes from the impact investing Read more about #SBSI16 Storify Feed[…]