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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 …

What if Entrepreneurship Isn’t the (Only) Answer?

Mark Newberg is the Managing Director of Impact Investment Strategies at 5 Stone Green Capital. This article was originally posted on the Huffington Post. We are reposting here because Mark’s viewpoint is consistent with how CASE trains our Duke MBA students: preparing them for any sector …

Multilingual Leadership: Cracking the Code

This post was originally published on the SOCAP14 blog. To visit the original post, click here. Last year at SOCAP, we had the privilege of sharing the high-level findings from our Impact Investing 2.0 research project, which included a dozen case studies …

Toniic E-Guide: Early-Stage Global Impact Investing

By Cathy Clark, Lisa Kleissner, Simon Morgan, Stephanie Rupp and Bonny Moellenbrock The goal of this e- guide is to help those with an interest in investing in early-stage impact enterprises learn how this work is being done by their …

Teaching Social Entrepreneurship: An Interview With Greg Dees

By Erin Worsham Greg Dees is often referred to as the “Father of Social Entrepreneurship Education.” Over the past 20 years, he has taught social entrepreneurship courses in some of the United States’ top business schools, including Harvard, Stanford, and …

Learning Laboratory

by J. Gregory Dees Social entrepreneurs bring private resources, ingenuity, determination, business skills, and, in some cases, deep local knowledge to the problems that hold societies back. They innovate, test, and refine new approaches. Their successes and failures, once identified, …

Social Ventures as Learning Laboratories

By J. Gregory Dees In this article, Greg Dees argues that, in the wake of the financial crisis, we need “entrepreneurship that creates greater long-term value while drawing on fewer resources and generating fewer destructive consequences”.  Financial pressures cause social …

Social Entrepreneurs and Education

By J. Gregory Dees Commentary on issue of CICE devoted to the topic of social entrepreneurs and education:  “The work presented [in this issue of CICE] should advance our thinking about social entrepreneurship in general, not just in the world …