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 […]

A First-Timer’s Experience: 3 Reflections from SOCAP16

Cathy Clark at SOCAP

This post was written by Robyn Fehrman, Managing Director of CASE, in September 2016. Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend SOCAP16 for the first time. With the tagline “A Conference at the Intersection of Money + Meaning,” this annual convening of global innovators, investors, foundations, governments, institutions, and social entrepreneurs deeply intrigued […]

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 […]

SOCAP13: The Demand Dividend

This post was written by Lila Cruikshank, recent Fuqua graduate, in September 2013. Social entrepreneurs, like any entrepreneur, struggle with the search for investors; investors struggle to find investments that provide sufficient returns. One of the most common tensions is the “exit” – how can social entrepreneurs return capital to investors without sacrificing their social […]

From Money to Meaning and Three Themes in Between at SOCAP 13

This article by Erin Worsham was originally published in September 2013 on Devex Impact – a global initiative by Devex and USAID to provide cutting-edge news and analysis on the intersection of business and development. At this month’s Social Capital Markets conference, SOCAP13, nearly 2000 social entrepreneurs, investors, foundations, corporate and government representatives gathered to discuss the latest trends […]

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 […]

Announcing Launch of the CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing

September 2011 We’re pleased to announce that CASE is formally launching a new program focused on impact investing, the CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing. This will be the first comprehensive global program at a top 10 business school in the US to blend academic rigor with practical knowledge on the emerging field of Impact Investing across three […]