Knowledge Center

The CASE Knowledge Center is a collection of our research, writings, articles, and interviews we have published and conducted on social entrepreneurship over the years.  You can use the category listings on the side of the page to filter the publications to your particular topic of interest.  If you have any questions, please contact us at case@fuqua.duke.edu.

The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism

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By Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson and Ben Thornley The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism offers precise details on what, exactly, impact investing entails, embodied in the experiences and best and proven practices of some of …

Improving the Communications Strategies of Health-focused Social Entrepreneurial Organisations: Guidance from the Literature

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By Lauren Trabold, Paul Bloom and Lauren Block Communicating persuasively about the value of healthier behaviours has become a critical challenge for many health-focused social entrepreneurial organisations that are interested in scaling their impact, Based on the literature in consumer …

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Mission Driven Investments (MDI)

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by Ben Thornley, Brenna McCallick and Daniel Brett In May 2007, the $8 billion W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan, launched a Mission Driven Investments (MDI) initiative that, with a commitment to investing directly in for-profit companies, …

Essential Steps to Building a University Impact Investing Programme: the Case of Duke University

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By Cathy Clark and Grace Webster The World Economic Forum asked CASE i3 to write an article about the role that universities can play in building the impact investing field to contribute to the WEF report entitled From Ideas to …

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Mission Driven Investments (MDI)

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By Ben Thornley, Brenna McCallick and Daniel Brett In May 2007, the $8 billion W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan, launched a Mission Driven Investments (MDI) initiative that, with a commitment to investing directly in for-profit companies, …

RSF Social Finance’s Social Enterprise Lending Program

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By Cathy Clark and Jorge Soriano RSF Social Finance (RSF) is an innovative public benefit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. RSF offers investing, lending, and giving services to individuals and enterprises committed to …

Collaborative Capitalism and the Rise of Impact Investing

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By Cathy Clark, Ben Thornley and Jed Emerson This ebook puts a lens on the underlying practices that bridge impact investing and risk mitigation finance, and outlines the transformations taking place in finance itself, driven by more cross-sector, transparent relationships …

Fundraising for Global Health Social Enterprises: Lessons from the Field

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By Lila Cruikshank, Cathy Clark and Richard Bartlett This report identifies common challenges and emerging best practices for fundraising in the global health field, drawing on interviews with investors and global health social enterprises (GHSEs). The mistakes and recommendations identified …

Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF): Sichuan SME Investment Fund (SSIF)

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By Daniel Brett SEAF is an investment management group that provides growth capital and business assistance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging and transition markets underserved by traditional sources of capital. Through our network of offices around the …

Business Partners Limited

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By Jed Emerson and Brenna McCallick Business Partners Limited is a specialist risk finance company for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, and selected African countries. The company actively supports entrepreneurial growth by providing financing, specialist sectoral …