CASE Announces 5 Finalists for the F.M. Kirby Scaling Social Impact Prize

From a pool of 130, five social enterprises stood out above the rest in this year’s competition for the Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact, which CASE has the privilege to manage.  One of these five will ultimately be awarded the prize – a $100,000 unrestricted grant to support their achievement of impact […]

Stakeholder Capitalism Wisdom from Jay Coen Gilbert

November 2021 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 […]

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

October 2021 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 […]

2021 Summer Internship Fund Recipients

September 2021 MBA summer internships are a time of great discovery, validation, and inspiration – and the Fuqua Summer Internship Fund (SIF) enables students to learn about the rewards and challenges of social sector management without making a significant financial sacrifice.  (Related, SIF also enables organizations who otherwise could not afford MBA interns to benefit […]

Class of 2023 CASE Scholars

CASE welcomes the Class of 2023 CASE Scholars! Learn more about our scholars, in their own voice, below. Shreyas Chandra Shekar In India, a farmer commits suicide every 48 minutes. The majority of India’s population (58%, or 800M people), depends on agriculture as the primary income source. Of those individuals, 86% have an average of […]

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 multiweek selection of lessons and video clips from the course. We’ll kick it off with […]

VillageReach: Committed to the Last Mile, and Evolving

Village Reach Clinic

This month, Scaling Pathways—a collaboration between USAID, the Skoll Foundation, Mercy Corps and CASE at Duke—released its second paper in the Theme Study Series, “Leveraging Government Partnerships for Scaled Impact.” Emily Bancroft, President of VillageReach, shares strategies and learnings from nearly 20 years of partnership with governments which are highlighted throughout the paper; the blog […]

Operationalizing Change with Leigh Morgan of Gates Foundation

This post is written in January 2018 by Danielle Hayman, a second year Duke MBA student, CASE Fellow, and Co-President of Fuqua’s Net Impact Club. All lives have equal value. This belief guides the work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and also the life’s work of Leigh Morgan (A.B. ’90), former Gates Foundation […]

Matthew Weatherley-White of Caprock Group

This post is written in December 2017 by Kat McNeil, a second year Duke MBA candidate and CASE i3 Fellow.  Matthew Weatherley-White conveys infectious optimism about the potential to leverage capital markets to drive positive impact. With a self-proclaimed aversion to conventionality, Matthew’s winding path took him from ski bum, to Smith Barney broker, to […]

Duke Magazine Features CASE

December 2017 In the fifteen years since Greg Dees and Beth Anderson founded CASE, the center has educated thousands of students and worked with thousands of nonprofits, for-profits, government agencies, funders, impact investors, and researchers to develop and share best practices and tools. For its Fall 2017 edition, Duke Magazine dedicated its insert to the […]