How to Invest for a Gender Equitable World: A 15-Step Guide

Getting Gender Smart

This article was written by Suzanne Biegel and originally posted on LinkedIn in June 2019. I started investing in women and girls in the early 2000s after I successfully exited the company I helped to build. As an entrepreneur myself, I was familiar with the challenges women founders face. Too often, they are underestimated, unseen, […]

Daryn Dodson: Addressing Implicit Bias in Global Banking

Daryn Dodson, Illumen Capital

At CASE, we have spent the better part of our year diving into the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to our work and the greater field of social impact.  In this episode of CASE in Point we talk with Daryn Dodson, a Duke alumnus, who shares insights from his work addressing […]

Student Story: Venturing into Impact Investing

Patrick Starr

April 2019, Patrick Starr After serving for 2 years in the Peace Corps in Peru, I came back to the US and started a career in traditional investment management.  I enjoyed the rigor of the work and the pace at which I was improving my financial skill set, but my impact roots from the Peace […]

Impact Investing at the 2018 Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference

This post was written by Kat McNeil, Daytime MBA student and CASE i3 Fellow in April 2018 The world of impact investing is rapidly changing with the entrance of large, international investing firms. Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, and the list goes on. Driven by their customers, public opinion, private conviction, or a […]

A Small Request from a SOCAP Rookie: More Patience & More Urgency

This post is written by Kaylan Christofferson, a Duke MBA and MPP student, in November 2017. I’ve heard a lot of statistics lately about the incredible growth in impact investing, but these numbers can feel abstract. How many people are really serious about this impact investing thing? Being among the 3,000+ attendees at the 2017 […]

CASE Chat: Raising Capital as a Social Venture with Paul Sansone of TechCXO

Paul Sansone

September 2017 This month’s CASE Chat features Paul Sansone, partner of TechCXO and former CFO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Better World Books. Paul also serves as a member of the CASE Advisory Council. With decades of experience in financials for social ventures, Paul knows what it takes for social ventures […]

CASE Chat: Building a more inclusive social entrepreneurship space with Camelback Ventures’ Aaron Walker

Aaron Walker Camelback

July 2017 This month’s CASE Chat features Aaron Walker, Founder and CEO of Camelback Ventures. Camelback Ventures was started with the mission of connecting underrepresented minorities in the entrepreneurial space with the coaching, connections, and access to capital needed to succeed in their social ventures. Based in New Orleans, has helped over 30 social entrepreneurs […]

“0% of impact investing funding goes to the arts.” Laura Callanan is on a mission to change that.

Upstart Co-Lab Laura Callanan

June 2017 Impact Q&A is our new series featuring insights from our CASE Advisory Council from their leadership in the social impact field. Download a printable version of Laura’s interview. Laura Callanan’s career has brought together social innovation, impact investing and the arts. She started working as a theater intern when she was 16, majored […]

CASE Chat with Debra Schwartz, Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation

Debra Schwartz

May 2017 This month’s CASE Chat features Debra Schwartz, Managing Director of the MacArthur Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States. The MacArthur Foundation has been an important leader in the impact investing field, with $500 million in assets allocated to program-related investments and mission-related investments. You can learn more about their […]

How Do We Erase the Lines of Divide? Hearing from Aaron Walker of Camelback Ventures

Aaron Walker at Fuqua

This post was written by Kylie Johnston, CASE Fellow, Co-President of the Net Impact Club, and Candidate for MBA, in May 2017. I am an Australian from a middle-income nuclear family of six. I went to a good Australian public high school, a great public university and have worked since I was fourteen and a […]