Impact Venture Capitalist Mike Dorsey of Bay Area Equity Fund

This post was written by Matt Hendren, Duke MBA student, in January 2015. We welcomed Mike Dorsey, CASE i3 Advisory Board member, to Fuqua in November as part of the CASE i3 Speaker Series.  Mike is a venture capitalist who transitioned from his 20-year tenure as an investment banker into a serial co-founder of several […]

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 […]

To Grow Impact Investing, Focus on Multilingual Leadership

This article by Cathy Clark and Ben Thornley was originally posted on the Huffington Post in September 2014. Click here to read the original post.  September 15, 2014, will be remembered for the release of a seminal report on impact investing, care of an international taskforce backed by eight country advisory boards and four topical working groups. […]

Encouraging Investing Beyond Financial Returns: Q&A with Cathy Clark

This Q&A was first published on the Fuqua website in July 2014. Cathy Clark, Adjunct Professor and Director of Fuqua’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship Impact Investing Initiative (CASE i3), has performed extensive research into the best practices of impact investing, the practice of investing for both financial gain and societal good.  After […]

John Goldstein of Imprint Capital: Helping Impact Investors Help Themselves

This post was written by Duke MBA student Grace Webster in June 2014.  She reflects on a visit from guest speaker John Goldstein, cofounder of Imprint Capital. Watch our CASE Chat with John Goldstein here. A recent White House gathering of up and coming young philanthropists noted the increasing interest in impact investing as an […]

Ready, Set, Grow! Three insights from our CASE i3CP project to grow your social enterprise

This post was written in April 2014 by CASE i3 teammates and Duke MBA students Clayton Avent, Aaron Gress, Francisco Jimenez, Jesse Johnson, and Sumit Sharan. A for-profit forestry social enterprise came to the CASE i3 Consulting Program (CASE i3CP) for guidance on how to scale their business model and attract new capital from impact […]

Impact Investing 2.0: What $3 Billion Tells Us About the Next $300 Billion

This article by Cathy Clark and Jed Emerson was originally published on the Huffington Post in September 2013. Earlier this month in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), Paul Brest and Kelly Born wrote avery thoughtful pieceabout the difficulty of achieving real impact alongside financial returns for impact investors. Their thesis was so provocative that over […]

Closing in on the Crux of Impact Investing

This article by Cathy Clark and Ben Thornley was originally posted on the Huffington Post blog in June 2013. The surge of interest in impact investing is a relatively recent phenomenon, although the practice of deploying capital with the intent to create measurable social and environmental benefits encompasses and builds on decades of market-oriented international and […]

Motorcycles, Africa, and Healthcare

This post was written by Nicole Hawkins, a rising second year student at Fuqua and a CASE Fellow in May 2013. What do motorcycles, Africa and healthcare have in common?  The 2013 CASE Enterprising Social Innovation (ESI) Award winners, Riders for Health! Riders is a non-profit organization that manages and maintains motorcycles and vehicles for health-focused […]

Best Practices in Impact Investing Emerge at Skoll World Forum

This post was written in April 2013 by Greg Payne, a second year Duke MBA student as well as a CASE and CASE i3 Fellow. The overcast sky and 45’F weather in Oxford could not dim the excitement and anticipation of the Impact Investor project’s convening. Held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, directly prior to the […]