NEXT GEN VOICES: Unlearning as a Part of MBA Education – Challenging Internalized White Supremacy Culture in Business and Social Impact

In the last few months, increasing media attention on police brutality and systemic racism has prompted a long overdue wake-up call for many leaders. We are collectively acknowledging racism baked into institutions, policies, and company cultures, creating an unprecedented opportunity for systemic transformation. I am grateful that my education at Fuqua, particularly through opportunities at […]

Bridging Structural Inequities to Build Business & Community Resilience

There are many things that routinely worry Courtney Smith and Erika Smith-Punches about owning Piri, an Afro-southern fusion family-run catering business in Durham, North Carolina. They worry about having enough customers. They worry about pricing their food affordably, while also being able to pay all of their staff a living wage. They worry about buying […]

We Are All in This Together – The Transition to Distance Learning

When Kiersten Chresfield, class of 2020 Daytime MBA student at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) I3 Fellow, imagined her last term at Fuqua, it did not involve spending her time searching for a job in the midst of a global pandemic. However, in light […]

2020 Launch Pad Award

Using technology to increase financial inclusion and build community in Latin America MiLibreta is the winner of the 2020 Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Launch Pad prize, which awards $10,000 and mentorship to current MBA students with an idea for a social enterprise. MiLibreta is a mobile accounting system that allows small […]

Launching Social Impact Changemakers, One Innovation at a Time

If Tim Scales, a 2017 Duke University Fuqua School of Business alum and former Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Fellow, could give one piece of advice to aspiring social impact leaders, he would tell them that they should start a social enterprise. This is because, while at Fuqua, Scales had the opportunity […]

Net Impact Club Students Share Excitement for Upcoming SBSI 2020

The Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) conference is hosted by the Net Impact Club at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. It is the largest event of its kind in the Southeast and the largest student-led conference at Fuqua. ​Each year, the conference brings together hundreds of attendees and speakers from the public, private and […]

Cultivating the Next Generation of Social Impact Leaders

On a sweltering hot southern day in October 2019, Nathan Hixson, a Center for the Advancement for Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Scholar and first-year Daytime MBA student at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, attended his first impact investing class. Having a professional background in impact investing prior to attending Fuqua, he found himself wondering how […]

Cooking Up Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with the Culinary Femme Collective

Good. Black. Food. Those are the three words Piri, a family owned and operated food business in East Durham, uses to describe the southern and Afro diasporic fusion of its menu that includes foods such as spicy lentils, crispy fried chicken and savory mashed potatoes. Taking joy in the fact that each dish is crafted […]

Learning Together: Announcing the 2019-2020 Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum and CASE i3 Consulting Practicum Clients

As Fuqua School of Business Daytime MBA student and Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Fellow and Launch Pad Winner Michelle Egger reflected on her summer 2019 internship at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she realized that the experience that most prepared her for the internship was her participation in the Fuqua […]

2019 Summer Internship Fund Recipients Feel Lasting Impact of Their Work

For Fuqua School of Business Daytime MBA student and Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Fellow Sarah Burns, 20 short minutes spent in a gym on a Friday night proved to be one of the most deeply impactful parts her summer. That evening, she got the chance to attend a ceremony for six […]