Social Change is a Team Sport, and Other Stakeholder Capitalism Wisdom from Jay Coen Gilbert

As a McKinsey consultant turned founder of a sports apparel company, turned co-founder of the benefit corporation movement, turned leader of an economic systems change movement, Jay Coen Gilbert sees his professional journey as a process of awakening and widening the aperture of his impact lens.  As the kickoff speaker for CASE’s 2021/22 Executive Speaker […]

Pivoting to Impact: Changing Sectors in Pursuit of Social Change

Tiffany Hsieh, Duke MBA class of 2018 and Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Scholar, always knew that she wanted to focus her career on ensuring equitable opportunities for others through education. What she didn’t know, however, is that she could take a number of different paths in a variety of sectors, such […]

Six Impact Trends to Watch in 2020

What are the impact trends that have you excited – or worried – as we enter 2020? We’ve been thinking about this question at CASE and have outlined six topics below that will drive our efforts in 2020 and will guide the second season of our CASE in Point Podcast, in which we interview impact […]

Welcome 2019-2020 CASE & CASE i3 Fellows!

CASE and CASE i3 Fellows

Each year, CASE and CASE i3 select an elite group of second-year MBAs to act as ambassadors of CASE’s work and collaborate with the CASE team throughout the year. These fellows come from a wide range of backgrounds and engage in CASE programming by providing great insights and by leading workshops, speaker sessions, and other […]

Ann Mei Chang: Innovating and Experimenting for Outsized Impact

From Google to startups to the US Agency for International Development, Ann Mei Chang has seen how thinking big and taking calculated risks can lead to large scale change in any sector.  As a tri-sector leader, Ann Mei was able to leverage her tech industry experience and think about how “Silicon Valley” tools could be […]

Are YOU an Operations & Events Rockstar?

Do you enjoy continuously improving the world around you? Are you passionate about systems that improve efficiency and effectiveness? Do you believe that events have the power to create high impact learning communities that spark real change? Are you focused on excellent customer service? Does paying attention to the details of any project light your […]

15 Social Impact Research Topics You Want to Read

Social Impact Research

For 15 years, CASE has been studying the social impact field and how social entrepreneurs can leap the chasm from innovative idea to sustainable impact. Greg Dees, one of our founders and a pioneer in the study of social entrepreneurship, was one of the first to ask what is social entrepreneurship and how can it […]

CASE Chat: Raising Capital as a Social Venture with Paul Sansone of TechCXO

Paul Sansone

This month’s CASE Chat features Paul Sansone, partner of TechCXO and former CFO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Better World Books. Paul also serves as a member of the CASE Advisory Council. With decades of experience in financials for social ventures, Paul knows what it takes for social ventures to raise […]

Day in Durham – Creating Meaningful Impact Beyond Fuqua

Day in Durham 2017

This post was written by Jonathan Woodward, a 2019 Fuqua MBA and a CASE Scholar. Before coming to Fuqua, Jonathan worked on educational programs in Los Angeles, including the teaching policy advocacy group Teach Plus and Alliance College-Ready Public Schools. Learn more about Jonathan here. My time at Fuqua started off with a bang, literally! At […]

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Social Impact Leaders Speak Out on Charlottesville

Photo courtesy Bob Mical Last weekend, white supremacists descended upon the town of Charlottesville, holding a rally that turned violent and led to the death of three people and more than thirty injured. The events in Charlottesville are another example highlighting the work that still needs to be done for racial equity in this country. […]