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[…]

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[…]

Debating the potential of impact investing at Skoll World Forum

No one can debate that the field of impact investing has exploded in the last decade, with billions of dollars committed to various impact investment vehicles, and increasing research into financial and social returns. But has impact investing been oversold, or will it live up to the hype? Attendees of the Skoll World Forum in Read more about Debating the potential of impact investing at Skoll World Forum[…]

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[…]