Three Lessons for Impact Investing Education Programs

By Cathy Clark and Carrie Gonnella Academic institutions can help build the impact investing field by teaching students a fuller suite of skills, clarifying the range of career paths open to them, and developing a better theoretical and practical knowledge base. https://ssir.org/articles/entry/three_lessons_for_impact_investing_education_programs

Impact Investing and Tri-Sector Leadership

This is a recording of a April 2015 live Fuqua Faculty Conversation, Impact Investing and Tri-Sector Leadership, with Cathy Clark, Adjunct Professor and Faculty Director of CASE and CASE i3.

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 […]

Framing a Theory of Social Entrepreneurship: Building on Two Schools of Practice and Thought

By J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson Social entrepreneurship has been gaining momentum as an academic subject. In the past decade, numerous schools, particularly, but not exclusively, business schools, have launched new courses, programs, centers, or research initiatives embracing variations on this theme.  Even with this flurry of activity, as a field of intellectual […]

Social Entrepreneurs and Education

By J. Gregory Dees Commentary on issue of CICE devoted to the topic of social entrepreneurs and education:  “The work presented [in this issue of CICE] should advance our thinking about social entrepreneurship in general, not just in the world of education. The four papers that made it into this issue are encouraging and thought […]

The Growth of YouthBuild: A Case Study

By Ayse Guclu, J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson From its roots in 1978 as a project of the Youth Action Program in East Harlem, by early 2003, the YouthBuild movement had grown to encompass a network of over 200 local sites nationwide. We selected YouthBuild because it raises crucial strategic questions that will […]

For-Profit Social Ventures

By J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson Traditional sector boundaries are breaking down as societies search for moreinnovative, cost-effective, and sustainable ways to solve social problems and provide socially important goods, such as education and health care. One result has been a rise in the number of social entrepreneurs who want to combine a […]

The Process of Social Entrepreneurship: Creating Opportunities Worthy of Serious Pursuit (Arabic translation)

All acts of entrepreneurship start with the vision of an attractive opportunity. For social entrepreneurs, an “attractive” opportunity is one that has sufficient potential for positive social impact to justify the investment of time, energy, and money required to pursue it seriously. Our model breaks the opportunity creation process into two major steps. First, a […]

The Process of Social Entrepreneurship: Creating Opportunities Worthy of Serious Pursuit

By Ayse Guclu, J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson All acts of entrepreneurship start with the vision of an attractive opportunity. For social entrepreneurs, an “attractive” opportunity is one that has sufficient potential for positive social impact to justify the investment of time, energy, and money required to pursue it seriously. Our model breaks […]

Futures for Kids

By Ayse Guclu, J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson Geoff Cramer and Bill Ziefle’s plan to establish Futures For Kids (F4K), a nonprofit organization designed to provide high school kids with resources for exploring their post-high school educational, training and career opportunities, had seemed destined to succeed. But after a year, success no longer […]