Diving into the 1st Environmental Impact Bond: Q&A with Beth Bafford of Calvert Foundation

Environmental Impact Bonds

January 2017 In September, DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), Calvert Foundation, and Goldman Sachs  announced the nation’s first Environmental Impact Bond to fund green infrastructure to manage stormwater runoff in Washington DC.  This first Environmental Impact Bond occurs three years after the publication of the CASE i3 working paper, “Environmental Impact Bonds,” written by […]

Impact Investing at SOCAP16: Where Are We Now & Where Are We Going?

This post was written by Sidney McLaurin, Jr., a CASE i3 Fellow and Co-Chair, in November 2016. Sidney attended SOCAP, the annual conference in San Francisco that brings together impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, corporations, global nonprofits, and others contributing to a vibrant marketplace for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable solutions. For more information about SOCAP, visit their […]

Four Steps to Unlock the Potential of Impact Investing

This post originally appeared on Next Billion on October 19, 2015 with the title “NexThought Monday: Four Steps to Unlock the Potential of Impact Investing: SOCAP15 conference highlights critical areas where the sector should focus.” You can find the original posting here. At the recent SOCAP conference, thousands of investors, entrepreneurs, academics and others gathered […]

Q&A with CASE Alumnus Beth Bafford

Beth Bafford (Daytime MBA ’12) serves as the Senior Officer of Strategic Initiatives at the Calvert Foundation, a social impact debt fund that provides innovative financial products to increase capital access to underserved communities. While at Fuqua, Beth was actively involved with CASE through CASE i3, Fuqua on Board and the MBA Net Impact Club. This November […]

What is Impact Investing and How Does It Work?

Professor Cathy Clark explains impact investing in a January 2013 Fuqua Q&A. “Impact investing” – chances are it’s a term you have heard recently. What exactly is impact investing and how does is work? Fuqua’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) is leading the way on impact investing research. Professor Cathy Clark breaks down the trend in […]