Announcing 2022 CASE Scholars

Our Class of 2022 CASE Scholars introduce themselves! Jenna Weinberg I believe strongly in harnessing the power of market forces to achieve equity and empower communities. In his “Gospel of Wealth,” Andrew Carnegie asserts that inequality is an inevitable cost of progress. I unequivocally reject this view, believing that we can no longer consider philanthropy […]

CASE and CASE i3 Fellowships: Community Like No Other

June 2020 If Hannah Ford, Duke MBA class of 2018, had to describe the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Fellowship program in one word, she would say it is community. In fact, from building skills in fellow-led design thinking workshops at Fuqua to participating in a virtual book club with her cohort […]

Bridging Structural Inequities to Build Business & Community Resilience

May 2020 There are many things that routinely worry Courtney Smith and Erika Smith-Punches about owning Piri, an Afro-southern fusion family-run catering business in Durham, North Carolina. They worry about having enough customers. They worry about pricing their food affordably, while also being able to pay all of their staff a living wage. They worry […]

2020 Launch Pad Award

Using technology to increase financial inclusion and build community in Latin America MiLibreta is the winner of the 2020 Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Launch Pad prize, which awards $10,000 and mentorship to current MBA students with an idea for a social enterprise. MiLibreta is a mobile accounting system that allows small […]

SBSI 2020 Review: What it takes to lead in innovating for a better world

February 2020 “Strap in your seat belts, it is going to be a busy decade for impact and all of you have a role to play,” said Freya Williams, CEO of Futerra North America, as she opened the fifteenth annual Sustainable Business and Social Impact 2020 (SBSI 2020) Conference at Duke University’s Fuqua School of […]

Everything Impact Enterprises Need to Know About Hiring an MBA Intern

February 2020 McKinsey, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs – these are just a few of the companies that come to mind as those that typically look for MBA interns each summer. However, here at the CASE at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, we believe that MBA candidates should also consider, and be considered for, internships in […]

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 […]

Updates from CASE Launch Pad Winners

February 2020 If Tim Scales, a 2017 Duke University Fuqua School of Business alum and former CASE Fellow, could give one piece of advice to aspiring social impact leaders, he would tell them that they should start a social enterprise. This is because, while at Fuqua, Scales had the opportunity to start CivicRise, a mobile […]

CASE Scholars: Cultivating the Next Generation of Social Impact Leaders

January 2020 On a sweltering hot southern day in October 2019, Nathan Hixson, a CASE Scholar and first-year Daytime MBA student at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, attended his first impact investing class. Having a professional background in impact investing prior to attending Fuqua, he found himself wondering how the class would approach the […]

Cooking Up Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with the Culinary Femme Collective

December 2019 Good. Black. Food. Those are the three words Piri, a family owned and operated food business in East Durham, uses to describe the southern and Afro diasporic fusion of its menu that includes foods such as spicy lentils, crispy fried chicken and savory mashed potatoes. Taking joy in the fact that each dish […]