Nick O’Donohoe of Big Society Capital

We were thrilled to welcome Nick O’Donohoe, founding CEO of Big Society Capital, to campus as our fall CASE i3 speaker.  Nick spoke about Big Society Capital’s role as an innovative investment intermediary working with funds, governments, and enterprises to catalyze the impact investment market in the UK and globally. Nick serves on the advisory Read more about Nick O’Donohoe of Big Society Capital[…]

The Role of Big Society Capital in Growing Impact Investment

During his visit to campus in December, Nick O’Donohoe, CEO of Big Society Capital, provided insight into the founding of the organization and its role in building the social investment market in the United Kingdom. Impact investing (as we know it in the US) or social investing (as it’s often termed in the UK) strikes Read more about The Role of Big Society Capital in Growing Impact Investment[…]

i3 Speaker: Nick O’Donohoe

Catalyzing Impact through Investment with Nick O’Donohoe of Big Society Capital How can an innovative investment intermediary work with funds, governments, and enterprises to catalyze the impact investment market across a country? Nick O’Donohoe, former Global Head of Research at JP Morgan, will talk about the foundation of Big Society Capital and its work dedicated Read more about i3 Speaker: Nick O’Donohoe[…]

Congrats Duke Students!

Congrats Duke students, proud winners of $10,000 first prize Yale Low Carbon Portfolio Case Competition! This post originally appeared on the EDGE blog at Fuqua here. A Duke team took 1st place in the second annual Yale University Low-Carbon Portfolio Case Competition, on Friday, Nov. 13.  The team won $10,000 and automatic entry into the final Read more about Congrats Duke Students![…]

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[…]

3 Trends in East African Healthcare Investment

This post is part of our series on SEAD’s recent visit to East Africa to work with our innovators in the field and put on events in Nairobi focused on healthcare innovation and scaling in East Africa. Learn more about the trip here. Right now is an exciting time to be involved in global health Read more about 3 Trends in East African Healthcare Investment[…]

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[…]

New Report: Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

Impact Investment Clean Energy and Climate Solutions:  2015 Sector Highlights Report DURHAM, NC — June 16, 2015. Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) today released the Impact Investment Clean Energy and Climate Solutions 2015 Sector Highlights Report to describe progress on commitments to invest in clean energy and climate solutions made at Read more about New Report: Clean Energy and Climate Solutions[…]

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[…]

Duke Students Take 1st Place in Wharton’s 2015 Latam PE Competition

Fuquans attended the Wharton’s 2015 Latam Private Equity Competition and came home with the first place check!! They competed against 12 teams from 9 different top business schools including Wharton, Yale, NYU, Columbia, Booth, Cornell, Kellogg, HEC and HKU. The competition consisted of 2 rounds. In the first round, the Fuqua team presented an investment Read more about Duke Students Take 1st Place in Wharton’s 2015 Latam PE Competition[…]