Lessons Learned in Impact: 2022 Summer Internship Fund Recipients

Summer internships are a valuable time for MBAs to explore and validate their interests. The Fuqua Summer Internship Fund (SIF) enables students to learn about the rewards and challenges of social impact management without making a significant financial sacrifice – and enables organizations who otherwise could not afford MBA interns to benefit from their experience. We asked […]

2022 Launch Pad Award

Translating lived experience into innovation to increase access for food allergy consumers Eighty nine million Americans avoid buying at least one of the top-9 allergen food products. Of these 89 million, 25 million have a severe or moderate allergy, 7 million have a mild allergy, 32 million have food intolerances. Twenty-five million are indirect avoiders […]

2021 Summer Internship Fund Recipients

September 2021 MBA summer internships are a time of great discovery, validation, and inspiration – and the Fuqua Summer Internship Fund (SIF) enables students to learn about the rewards and challenges of social sector management without making a significant financial sacrifice.  (Related, SIF also enables organizations who otherwise could not afford MBA interns to benefit […]

Class of 2023 CASE Scholars

CASE welcomes the Class of 2023 CASE Scholars! Learn more about our scholars, in their own voice, below. Shreyas Chandra Shekar In India, a farmer commits suicide every 48 minutes. The majority of India’s population (58%, or 800M people), depends on agriculture as the primary income source. Of those individuals, 86% have an average of […]

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 […]

Unlearning as a Part of MBA Education – Challenging Internalized White Supremacy Culture in Business and Social Impact

July 2020. This post was written by Elizabeth Towell, CASE Fellow and Duke MBA Class of 2021 In the last few months, increasing media attention on police brutality and systemic racism has prompted a long overdue wake-up call for many leaders. We are collectively acknowledging racism baked into institutions, policies, and company cultures, creating an […]

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 […]

2019 Summer Internship Fund Recipients Feel Lasting Impact of Their Work

December 2019 For Fuqua School of Business Daytime MBA student and CASE Fellow Sarah Burns, 20 short minutes spent in a gym on a Friday night proved to be one of the most deeply impactful parts her summer. That evening, she got the chance to attend a ceremony for six young men celebrating their graduation […]

Meet the 2021 CASE Scholars

September 2019 From tackling healthcare inequities in the United States to eliminating unemployment in Africa, this year’s five new CASE scholars are ready to make an impact. The CASE Social Sector Scholarship program was started in 2005 and has since attracted talented Daytime MBA students to Fuqua to help them further develop business skills that […]

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 […]