Bart Houlahan: Building a Movement to Drive Systems Change

At CASE, one of the trends that we are constantly talking about is the idea of systems change – addressing the root cause of social problems in order to fundamentally shift the components that are contributing to those problems. On this episode of CASE in Point, Bart Houlahan, the co-founder of B Lab, a nonprofit […]

Jordan Kassalow: Navigating Founder Transitions & Becoming a Systems Change Entrepreneur

By bringing together governments, corporations and nongovernmental organizations, Jordan Kassalow, founder of VisionSpring and co-founder of EYElliance, is working to change the system and increase access to eyeglasses to people around the world. On this episode of CASE in Point, he gives advice about how to deepen your understanding of the problem you are trying […]

Bart Houlahan: Shifting from Shareholder to Stakeholder Capitalism

We are witnessing a momentous shift in the expectations of business – from a sole focus on financial shareholders to being held accountable to all stakeholders, including employees, consumers and the environment. On this episode of CASE in Point, we’ll discuss the role of B Corporations, the Business Roundtable’s 2019 announcement about the purpose of […]

Daryn Dodson: Addressing Implicit Bias in Global Banking

Daryn Dodson, Illumen Capital

At CASE, we have spent the better part of our year diving into the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to our work and the greater field of social impact.  In this episode of CASE in Point we talk with Daryn Dodson, a Duke alumnus, who shares insights from his work addressing […]

Lorraine Orr: Empowering Local Leadership & Keeping National Standards

Empowering local leaders while keeping national standards

Leading a national social venture is no simple task, especially under a federated model. How do you balance the need for national standards while embracing local adaptation for impact? In this episode of CASE in Point, we continue our conversation with Lorraine Orr, COO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). In this […]

Lorraine Orr: Using Data to Drive Mergers and Mission 

For many people, finding passion in their work means switching companies until finding the perfect fit. But this was not the case for Lorraine Orr, COO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  Now into her 31st year at the organization, Lorraine has spent her career working to level the playing field for disadvantaged […]

Emily Bancroft of VillageReach

For the past 20 years, VillageReach has kept its vision of improving access to quality healthcare in some of the world’s hardest to reach communities, continually evolving and adapting its relationships to achieve this vision. Now led by Emily Bancroft, VillageReach has prioritized the organization’s collaboration with and support of local governments as a key […]

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 […]

Elisa Villanueva Beard: On Centralization vs. Decentralization

Elisa Villanueva Beard

We continue our conversation with Elisa Villanueva Beard, CEO of Teach For America (TFA). We ask how, as an organization expands geographically, it can be challenging to find the balance between centralization for brand control and decentralization for local adaption. We know that local context is critical, but we also worry about controlling quality, brand […]

Elisa Villanueva Beard: The Teach For America Journey

CASE in Point is a podcast from CASE at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. In this episode, we talk to Elisa Villanueva Beard, CEO of Teach For America.  Teach For America is a national organization that promotes education reform by hiring recent college graduates to teach in under-served communities for at least 2 years. […]