Multilingual Leadership: Cracking the Code

This post by Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson, and Ben Thornley was originally published on the SOCAP14 blog in September 2014. To visit the original post, click here. Last year at SOCAP, we had the privilege of sharing the high-level findings from our Impact Investing 2.0 research project, which included a dozen case studies of outstanding funds and […]

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 […]

Impact Investing and Global Finance: The Big Picture

This article by Cathy Clark and Ben Thornley was first published in the Huffington Post Blog in April 2014. Click here to read the original post.  One of the interesting and important recent developments in wealth management has been the emergence of a group of clients committed to investing with impact across their entire portfolios, […]

Pitching Investors in Global Health: Funding Lessons From Social Entrepreneurs

This article by Cathy Clark and Lila Cruikshank was originally posted on the Huffington Post Blog in March 2014.  Over the past decade, business models serving the base of the pyramid (BOP) customers have attracted increased attention. At the same time, major development agencies and foundations have identified the public health segments of the Millennium […]

Opening the Curtain on the New 2.0 Era of Impact Investing

This article by Cathy Clark and Ben Thornley was originally published on the Huffington Post in November 2013. Impact investing has not been growing as quickly as many practitioners might have hoped. Knowledge of what does and does not work in impact investing remains closely held. And because impact investing is unconventional (blending capital market […]

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 […]

Increasing my Impact with the Duke MBA

This post was written in March 2013 by second year Duke MBA, Julia Houlihan.  Julia’s post originally appeared on Fuqua’s Daytime MBA Student Blog which posts about the Daytime MBA experience from the student perspective. In the past few weeks, we’ve received email reminders about graduation requirements to make sure everyone’s on track to walk […]

Capital + Ideas + People + Timing = Social Change

Professor Cathy Clark gave this TED-style talk as part of CASE’s 10th anniversary celebration in December 2012. How do social entrepreneurship and impact investing interrelate?  And what does that have to do with Sesame Street? At CASE’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration, Professor Cathy Clark used the example of Sesame Street to articulate a formula for […]

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 […]