Ommeed Sathe of Prudential Financial

February 2020 When Ommeed Sathe, Vice President of Impact Investments at Prudential Financial, joined the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business on January 28 as part of the CASE Executive Speaker Series, the last thing anyone in the room of nearly 100 people expected was for […]

Student Story: Venturing into Impact Investing

Patrick Starr

April 2019, 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 my financial skill set, but my impact roots from the Peace […]

The Role Angel Networks Can Play in Economic Development

Angel Investors

February 2019 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.  As part of USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), our  Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator […]

Impact Investing at the 2018 Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference

This post was written by Kat McNeil, Daytime MBA student and CASE i3 Fellow in April 2018 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 […]

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

This post is written by Kaylan Christofferson, a Duke MBA and MPP student, in November 2017. I’ve heard a lot of statistics lately about the incredible growth in impact investing, but these numbers can feel abstract. How many people are really serious about this impact investing thing? Being among the 3,000+ attendees at the 2017 […]

Impact Venture Capitalist Mike Dorsey of Bay Area Equity Fund

This post was written by Matt Hendren, Duke MBA student, in January 2015. We welcomed Mike Dorsey, CASE i3 Advisory Board member, to Fuqua in November as part of the CASE i3 Speaker Series.  Mike is a venture capitalist who transitioned from his 20-year tenure as an investment banker into a serial co-founder of several […]

Aspiring to Something Better: Book Review of The Impact Investor

Impact Investor

This review was written by Jem Hudson, founder of the Caldy Group, in December 2014. 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 Capitalism that we believe it will, for the first time in history […]

To Grow Impact Investing, Focus on Multilingual Leadership

This article by Cathy Clark and Ben Thornley was originally posted on the Huffington Post in September 2014. Click here to read the original post.  September 15, 2014, will be remembered for the release of a seminal report on impact investing, care of an international taskforce backed by eight country advisory boards and four topical working groups. […]

John Goldstein of Imprint Capital: Helping Impact Investors Help Themselves

This post was written by Duke MBA student Grace Webster in June 2014.  She reflects on a visit from guest speaker John Goldstein, cofounder of Imprint Capital. Watch our CASE Chat with John Goldstein here. A recent White House gathering of up and coming young philanthropists noted the increasing interest in impact investing as an […]

Best Practices from Microfinance at Skoll World Forum

This post was written by MBA student and CASE and CASE i3 Fellow Grace Webster in April 2014. The Skoll World Forum brings together the brightest minds leading the way for social entrepreneurship, impact investing, sustainability, and much more.  This year’s Forum highlighted ambitious, audacious innovators for good like Malala Yousafzai, Slum Dwellers International, Tony […]