CASE Announces 5 Finalists for the F.M. Kirby Scaling Social Impact Prize

From a pool of 130, five social enterprises stood out above the rest in this year’s competition for the Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact, which CASE has the privilege to manage.  One of these five will ultimately be awarded the prize – a $100,000 unrestricted grant to support their achievement of impact […]

Stakeholder Capitalism Wisdom from Jay Coen Gilbert

November 2021 As a McKinsey consultant turned founder of a sports apparel company, turned co-founder of the benefit corporation movement, turned leader of an economic systems change movement, Jay Coen Gilbert sees his professional journey as a process of awakening and widening the aperture of his impact lens.  As the kickoff speaker for CASE’s 2021/22 […]

Optimizing for Impact: Managing investments to meet goals for impact – and expectations of regulators

Originally posted 9.13.21 on ImpactAlpha. NEW: The United Nations Development Programme and CASE at Duke have released a free online training for global enterprises and investors on impact measurement and management for the SDGs.  CASE and ImpactAlpha will launch Optimizing for Impact, a multiweek selection of lessons and video clips from the course. We’ll kick it off with […]

Pivoting to Impact: Changing Sectors in Pursuit of Social Change

Tiffany Hsieh, Duke MBA class of 2018 and Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Scholar, always knew that she wanted to focus her career on ensuring equitable opportunities for others through education. What she didn’t know, however, is that she could take a number of different paths in a variety of sectors, such […]

CASE 2019-2020 Annual Report

We had another exciting year of impact at CASE! Read our 2019-2020 annual report to learn more about our accomplishments in our next gen, scaling and impact investing portfolios, as well as what we are looking forward to working on in the 2020-2021 academic year. Thank you to all of the donors, partners, advisory council […]

A Message from CASE on Racial Justice in America

June 2020 Dear CASE Community, Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Whiteness weaponized against Christian Cooper. Disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on people of color. A global health pandemic layered on top of the pandemic of racism that has scourged our country for far too long. And to think that past weekend – May 31 – […]

Opinion: Paycheck Protection Program: Community Banks Prove ‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’

By Laurie J Spengler, CASE Senior Fellow May 2020 Laurie J Spengler serves as a non-executive director of the Impact Investing Institute, the CDC Group (the UK development finance institution) and Bridges Insights. She is the founder and CEO of Courageous Capital Advisors, a Global Ambassador to the Global Steering Group on Impact Investing and a Senior Fellow and […]

Coaching Social Enterprises to Scale

In 2019, CASE at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the United States Agency of International Development’s (USAID) Global Development Lab Center for Applied Innovation and Acceleration selected eight social enterprises from USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures Portfolio to participate in the Growth Readiness Assessment and Coaching Project (GRA). Launched with the goal of identifying […]

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 […]

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 […]