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  • 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 …

  • Decoding the ABCs of Effective Enterprise Acceleration: 10 Lessons from SEAD

    Like learning a new language, scaling an enterprise is full of unknowns, imperfect attempts and lessons for the future.  Enterprise accelerators often serve as translators between their participants and the outside world. In doing so, accelerators must decipher between what …

  • CASE Launches Scaling Readiness Diagnostic

    If you are preparing to take your organization’s impact to scale, wouldn’t it be nice to have a training plan to help you keep focused and build capacity for what lies ahead? CASE is providing just that. Based on lessons …

  • Healthy Learners Wins Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact

    While each of the 14 finalists for the Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact demonstrated innovative scaling strategies, resilience amid challenges, and powerful evidence of impact, one rose to the top of a competitive inaugural applicant pool.  The …

  • Optimizing for Impact: Managing investments to meet goals for impact – and expectations of regulators

    Originally posted 9.13.21 on ImpactAlpha. NEW: The United Nations Development Programme and CASE at Duke have released a free online training for global enterprises and investors on impact measurement and management for the SDGs.  CASE and ImpactAlpha will launch Optimizing for Impact, a …

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 …

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 …