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A Year of Learning and New Projects

End of Year Blog

It never ceases to amaze us how fast a year goes by. In early May, we watched as another cohort of CASE and CASE i3 fellows graduated along with hundreds of new MBAs.  This annual event always triggers CASE’s “end …

Venturing into Impact Investing

Patrick Starr

After serving for 2 years in the Peace Corps in Peru, I came back to the US and started a career in traditional investment management.  I enjoyed the rigor of the work and the pace at which I was improving …

The Role Angel Networks Can Play in Economic Development

Angel Investors

If you have been following CASE’s work over the last 5+ years, you know that we have been fortunate to undertake a number of projects for USAID, the US government’s international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. …

The Implications of Big Money in Impact Investing

The world of impact investing is rapidly changing with the entrance of large, international investing firms. Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, and the list goes on. Driven by their customers, public opinion, private conviction, or a combination, these …

Learning through Impact: This Year’s FCCP & i3CP Clients

At CASE we believe that social impact leaders need particular mindsets, skills, and habits in order to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Experiential education is a critical way that our MBA students gain, test, and refine those competencies.  Since …

A Small Request from a SOCAP Rookie: More Patience & More Urgency

This post is written by Kaylan Christofferson, a third-year Duke MBA/MPP candidate who also serves as co-chair of the CASE i3 Fellows program. Prior to Fuqua, Kaylan worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley and in business intelligence at GlobalGiving, …

Opportunities and Challenges for Global Health Impact Investors

A collaboration between CASE, IPIHD, Calvert Foundation, and Investors’ Circle, produced as part of the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke with funding from USAID,  this project set out to understand the landscape of current sources of debt and equity financing …

Aspiring to Something Better

This review was written by Jem Hudson, founder of the Caldy Group. To read the original post and other insights, subscribe to the Caldy Group blog here. “The stakes are high. If impact investing spurs the socialization and growth in Collaborative …