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.

Learning by Doing: The 2021-22 Partnerships

One of the benefits of the Duke MBA is that our students have many opportunities to immediately apply their learning to real world challenges outside the classroom.   Students work side-by-side with business and nonprofit leaders through several experiential learning programs, including the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum, the CASE i3 Consulting Practicum, and Mentored Study.  […]

Fuqua students manage a portfolio with an ESG and sustainable finance strategy

    If we have one job at CASE, it’s to prepare our students to be leaders on a changing planet – one with significant social and environmental challenges. And through our CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing, we have been exploring emerging opportunities for addressing these challenges through finance for over 10 years.  Two […]

5 Recommendations for Development Institutions Engaging with Angel Networks in Emerging Markets

Kenyan entrepreneur Linus Wahome began working on ManPro, a digital construction management platform, in 2018. He bootstrapped the company for a year and successfully built a product, but still needed to address gaps in the product-market fit. He was almost out of resources to continue development when he met ViKtoria Business Angel Network (VBAN) investors […]

CASE Announces New Online Training Course in Impact Measurement and Management with UNDP

In June 2020, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University, with funding from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) SDG Impact, began developing a new online global course to teach investors and enterprises how to apply impact management practices to demonstrate their alignment with, and contribution to, the Sustainable Development […]

CASE Smart Impact Capital Highlight: The Four Impact Basics

As part of the application process for the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship’s (CASE) F. M. Kirby Impact Prize, a new annual prize of $100,000 USD in unrestricted funds that will be awarded to one scaling impact enterprise each year, we want to provide all applicants with access to CASE’s award-winning resources and […]

Collaborate with Duke MBAs to Solve Your Impact Investing Challenge: CASE i3CP Client Application Now Open

A few weeks into her Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship’s Initiative on Impact Investing Consulting Practicum (CASE i3CP) experience, Vrinda Gupta, CASE i3 Fellow and Duke MBA class of 2021, began feeling that she and her MBA team were not just external consultants anymore.  Working on a product that was constantly changing as […]

Ommeed Sathe: Mainstreaming of Impact Investing to Achieve Real Change

At CASE, we believe that impact investing, the practice of investing for social or environment impact, as well as financial return, is a critical lever for solving social problems. Impact investing has continued to gain momentum and is becoming more mainstream with some estimates citing a $502 billion dollar market and nearly all asset-management firms […]

How Tri-Sector Collaboration is Critical in Creating COVID-19 Response Funds

Despite all the challenges that COVID-19 has brought, Beth Bafford, Vice President of Syndications and Strategy at Calvert Impact Capital, Duke MBA class of 2012 and CASE i3 Advisory Council member, is hopeful about one thing: we can all do so much more when we work together. “The old saying rings true: ‘When you want […]

Opinion: Paycheck Protection Program: Community Banks Prove ‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’

By Laurie J Spengler, CASE Senior Fellow Laurie J Spengler serves as a non-executive director of the Impact Investing Institute, the CDC Group (the UK development finance institution) and Bridges Insights. She is the founder and CEO of Courageous Capital Advisors, a Global Ambassador to the Global Steering Group on Impact Investing and a Senior Fellow and Advisory Council […]