CASE Chats

Debra Schwartz, MacArthur Foundation, on Foundations & Impact Investing

Debra Schwartz

Debra Schwartz, Managing Director of the MacArthur Foundation’s impact investing work, talks about how private foundations can serve as catalytic investors, the future of impact investing, and the critical skills needed to be a successful impact investor.

Tom Mitchell, Cambridge Associates, on Impact Investing’s Potential

Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell, Managing Director of Cambridge Associates, shares misconceptions he sees in the impact investing field, what social entrepreneurs need to know about impact investors, and how the field is evolving.

Wendy Kopp, Teach for America, on Scaling Social Impact

Wendy Kopp TFA Teach for All

Wendy Kopp, Co-Founder and CEO of Teach for All, talks about her work scaling Teach for America and Teach for All, adapting the model to other countries, and what we need in the education space today.

Matthew Thomas, Paddle, on Tri-Sector Leadership

Matthew Thomas Paddle

Matthew Thomas, Managing Partner of Paddle, takes a look at the meaning of tri-sector leadership, what does it really take to be a tri-sector leader, and how to engage all three sectors.

Leigh Morgan, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on Tri-Sector Leadership

Leigh Morgan Gates Foundation

Leigh Morgan, Chief Operation Officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, discusses trends she sees in the social impact space, tri-sector leadership, and scaling impact.

Bonny Moellenbrock, Investors’ Circle, on Impact Investing & Tri-Sector Leadership

Bonny Moellenbrock Investors' Circle

Bonny Moellenbrock, Executive Director of Durham-based impact investing network Investors’ Circle, discusses the need for tri-sector leadership in impact investing and how to talk with different investors, exciting trends in the field, and the role of Investors’ Circle in the …

Ticora Jones, USAID, on Tri-Sector Leadership in International Development

Ticora Jones, Division Chief for the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), a part of the US Global Development Lab at USAID, talks about the need for tri-sector leadership, the importance of messaging your impact, and the skills needed to work in …

Eric Savage, Unitus Capital, on Impact Investing

Eric Savage, Co-founder and President of Unitus Capital, talks about the initial difficulties of starting a social investment bank, the satisfaction that comes from a career in impact, and the critical skills needed to be a successful impact investor.

Bart Houlahan, B Lab, on the Changing Role of Business

Bart Houlahan, Cofounder of B Lab, looks at how B Lab is changing the role of business in society, evidence of B Lab’s impact, what factors are critical to scaling your social venture, tri-sector leadership, and preserving a company’s mission …

Karen Clune, USAID, on Global Health and Social Entrepreneurship

Karen Clune, Senior Innovation Advisor for USAID’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, talks about the challenges and opportunities in scaling global health social ventures, provides advice for students interested in international development, and talks about her inspiration for working …