The Fuqua Show Podcast – People, Money, and Ideas for Good with Cathy Clark

Cathy Clark (Faculty Director, CASE) is now one of the leading experts in social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and “business for good”…but this career path was mostly unplanned. After people literally laughed at the idea, she helped develop the standards for B Corps, now the global certification measuring companies’ social and environmental impact. She has since […]

Impact Measurement & Management for the Sustainable Development Goals

This free training takes both the enterprise and investor perspective on how to align with emerging standards for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. How can businesses and investors help fill the multi-trillion-dollar gap needed for sustainable development? Simply put: by incorporating sustainability and social impact factors on people and planet into management decisions. Through […]

Angel Networks in Emerging Markets

Entrepreneurship is a key driver of economic development – when new businesses launch and grow, they create jobs, address customer needs through market-based solutions, and drive demand for other products and services from a supply chain. With this knowledge in mind, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other development institutions have increasingly […]

Highlights from the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke

Launched in 2013, the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD) was a five-year collaborative project between the U.S. Agency for International Development, CASE, and Innovations in Healthcare.  Through engaging 25 global health social ventures within a learning accelerator, leveraging of the impact investing ecosystem, a implementing a robust research agenda, and involving students and faculty, […]

Healthcare Innovation in East Africa: Navigating the Ecosystem

50% of all hospital admissions and deaths in Kenya are related to non-communicable diseases. By 2030, non-communicable diseases are projected to be the leading cause of death in Africa. This is just one statistic that highlights the healthcare challenges East Africa faces. Yet even with these challenges, a system ripe for innovation and opportunity exists, […]

Accelerating Impact Enterprises: How to Lock, Stock and Anchor Impact Enterprises for Maximum Impact

By Cathy Clark, Matthew H. Allen, Bonny Moellenbrock and Chinwe Onyeagoro As a potential extension of its pioneering work on impact investing, the Rockefeller Foundation commissioned us to be part of a global research consortium aiming to understand the needs of impact enterprises around the globe. One of the foundation’s initial questions was, if impact […]

Teaching Social Entrepreneurship: An Interview With Greg Dees

By Erin Worsham Greg Dees is often referred to as the “Father of Social Entrepreneurship Education.” Over the past 20 years, he has taught social entrepreneurship courses in some of the United States’ top business schools, including Harvard, Stanford, and now at Duke. As interest in social entrepreneurship skyrockets and more universities engage in social […]

Learning Laboratory

by J. Gregory Dees Social entrepreneurs bring private resources, ingenuity, determination, business skills, and, in some cases, deep local knowledge to the problems that hold societies back. They innovate, test, and refine new approaches. Their successes and failures, once identified, are a source of valuable information about what works and what doesn’t. These social endeavors […]

2011 CASE Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award: Antony Bugg-Levine

2011 Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award presentation to Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO ofCASE is proud to announce the winner of our 2011 Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award: Antony Bugg-Levine, a leading figure in the emerging field of global impact investing. Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund […]

The Challenges of Creating Databases to Support Rigorous Research in Social Entrepreneurship

By Paul N. Bloom and Cathy Clark The purpose of this paper is to explore the challenges associated with trying to create databases that serious researchers would want to use to examine issues related to social entrepreneurship. Questions are raised about defining the units to be studied, determining what to measure, deciding where to obtain […]