2023 Kirby Prize Finalist Spotlight: Essmart

The Problem Essmart is Working to Solve Essmart is a for-profit social enterprise in India, on a mission to grow rural livelihoods by connecting local retail shops and the customers they serve with high-impact livelihood products. Essmart’s model focuses on the retail shop owners that serve the 900M Indians who live outside of major cities […]

2023 Kirby Prize Finalist Spotlight: Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

The Problem CVLC is Working to Solve Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) operates in medical-legal partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Connecticut, and supports veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness to overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare, and income.  Through the work of directly representing individual vulnerable veterans, CVLC identifies issues […]

2023 Kirby Prize Finalist Spotlight: Kidogo

The Problem Kidogo is Working to Solve Kidogo is helping to solve the global childcare crisis, and more specifically to address the dearth of quality, affordable childcare for low income women (particularly those living in informal settlements) in East Africa.   Why We’re Excited About Kidogo’s Impact Potential Kidogo has identified many of the root causes […]

2023 Kirby Prize Finalist Spotlight: Hello World

The Problem Hello World is Working to Solve Hello World works to address two interrelated global challenges: the education deficit, in which one in five children do not go to school; and the digital divide, in which 40% of the world’s population is excluded from the Internet.  More specifically, Hello World works to solve the […]

Welcome 2022-2023 CASE and CASE i3 Fellows

Each year, CASE selects a group of Fuqua MBAs to serve as CASE and CASE i3 Fellows.  These students have stood out to us in their passion and commitment to taking a deeper dive into their social impact or impact investing learning with their peers, and in their ability to act as ambassadors for CASE’s work within Fuqua and […]

May/June 2022 Opportunity: Smart Scaling Exec Training

Get right what so many organizations get wrong about scale. How can you ensure that you don’t waste your time pursuing a weak scaling strategy that’s unlikely to be funded? How can you demonstrate to internal stakeholders and funders that you’ve taken a robust, strategic approach to scale? How can you make better decisions and […]

From “Charming” to “Commercial on Steroids:” Audrey Choi on Integrating Sustainability in Finance

Audrey Choi has taken a rather circuitous route to her current role as Chief Sustainability Officer for multinational investment bank Morgan Stanley, with a common thread being a deep curiosity and commitment to learning.

I Don’t Have to “Get It” to Change It

“Sometimes my tone can sound absolute, but I am still learning and growing,” PolicyLink President and CEO Michael McAfee cautioned as he dove into a conversation with CASE Executive Director Erin Worsham as a part of CASE’s Executive Speaker Series.  McAfee, noted for many accomplishments, is a “catalyst for a new and growing body of […]

2022 Kirby Prize Finalist Spotlight: Recity

The Problem Recity is Working to Solve Recity works toward a circular economy of plastics. It enables this ecosystem with solutions that align with every stakeholder – including waste generators, brand owners (waste producers), waste workers, recyclers, and urban local bodies – to create a lasting impact in plastic waste management. The organization is providing […]

2022 Kirby Prize Finalist Spotlight: Lwala

The Problem Lwala Community Alliance is Working to Solve Community health systems are the first line of defense in preventing and treating illness–and in ensuring health care for all. In Kenya, the community health system has been characterized by chronic under-investment, health worker shortages, and exclusion of community voice in designing and delivering health services. […]