What the Unilever Seventh Generation Acquisition Means for Social Ventures

In impact investing circles, we have long talked about the scarcity of large, financially-rewarding, investor exits. While there have been some financially profitable exits and many enterprises with valuations now well above what investors paid for their stakes, there have been very few exits with deal prices at which pure financial investors take notice. Two Read more about What the Unilever Seventh Generation Acquisition Means for Social Ventures[…]

$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[…]

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[…]

CASE i3 Newsletter: February 2016

In our CASE i3 Newsletter: February 2016 edition, we: Welcome our new Advisory Council Members! Invite you to  join #SBSI16, our Sustainable Business and Social Impact event,  in Durham on 2/24, and Invite you to join our CASE Impact Investing Research Group. Read the full newsletter here:     

Duke Annual SBSI Conference with Patagonia and Global Health Corps CEOs!

Join the Duke Annual SBSI Conference with Patagonia and Global Health Corps CEOs! Learn more or register today! Co-hosted by the Fuqua Net Impact Club and CASE at Duke, the 11th annual Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) Net Impact Conference will be held in Durham, NC on  Feb 24, 2016! This year’s conference, themed Read more about Duke Annual SBSI Conference with Patagonia and Global Health Corps CEOs![…]

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![…]

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[…]

10th Annual SBSI Conference with Perez and Repogle

  February 11, 2015. At the 10th Annual Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference, CASE i3 hosted an expert panel on impact investing, ran a workshop on Tri-Sector Leadership, and joined the rest of Fuqua in welcoming US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Seventh Generation CEO John Repogle to campus. View their speeches Read more about 10th Annual SBSI Conference with Perez and Repogle[…]