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[…]

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[…]