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[…]

Podcast: Tackling the Pioneer Gap with Cathy Clark

Cathy Clark: Tackling the Pioneer Gap Between Good Idea and Investable Deal (Podcast) This is reposted from the Returns on Investment podcast You’ve heard it from impact investors: there just aren’t enough investable deals. And you’ve heard it from impact entrepreneurs: where’s the capital we need to get our business off the ground? In this Returns on Read more about Podcast: Tackling the Pioneer Gap with Cathy Clark[…]

Press: Clark quoted by ImpactAlpha on Wharton Study

WHARTON: GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOR FINANCIAL RETURNS, BUT QUESTIONS ABOUT MISSION PRESERVATION By Dennis Price, ImpactAlpha Impact is in the eye of the beholder, or at least in the eye of the fund manager. A new study on the financial performance of private equity impact investments provides fresh data that suggests at least some segments are indeed Read more about Press: Clark quoted by ImpactAlpha on Wharton Study[…]

Impact Investing Goes to School

Cathy Clark at Duke’s CASE i3 initiative, on what we’ve learned about the sector – and how much we still don’t know By James Militzer (This post originally appeared on Next Billion here.) The i3 Initiative on Impact Investing is part of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), a prominent research and Read more about Impact Investing Goes to School[…]

Raising Smart Impact Capital

You’re a busy entrepreneur with an innovative venture that is making a real impact. But like many impact entrepreneurs you likely face questions and challenges in the capital-raising process. Many entrepreneurs find it hard to raise capital. And many entrepreneurs raise capital but discover later they got the wrong kind of capital at the wrong Read more about Raising Smart Impact Capital[…]

Melissa Bradley, New Capitalist, on Tri-Sector Leadership

CASE i3 Advisor Melissa Bradley shares her experience as a tri-sector leader collaborating on solutions to social problems. Melissa has vast and diverse impact experience, having started and successfully sold a social enterprise, worked as an impact investor focused on investing in entrepreneurs of color and female entrepreneurs, and served as the acting director of Read more about Melissa Bradley, New Capitalist, on Tri-Sector Leadership[…]

How Investing for More than Profit Can Change the World

Adjunct Professor and CASE i3 Director Cathy Clark envisions a future combining profit and societal good through the practice of impact investing. Clark makes some creative predictions about how the practice of impact investing could change the world and how that change might happen in this Fuqua Q&A. Q: The 2008 financial crisis showed that Read more about How Investing for More than Profit Can Change the World[…]

Blog: The Triumphs and Tribulations of Impact Investing

Huge thanks to Kyle Zimmer and Jane Robinson from First Book for writing this great HuffingtonPost blog on our event in Oxford last week. They wrote about two big hurdles for impact investing: risk and access. An excerpt from their blogpost: Both the triumphs and the growing pains of “impact investing” were on display in Read more about Blog: The Triumphs and Tribulations of Impact Investing[…]