2023 Launch Pad Award

Translating lived experience into innovation to support female domestic workers in India Arya Diwase is the winner of the 2023 Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Launch Pad prize, which awards $10,0000 and mentorship to a current Fuqua MBA students with an impact enterprise idea. Arya will use Launch Pad funds to travel to […]

Class of 2024 Fuqua Impact Scholars in Social Impact

The social problems that we face as a global community are urgent and we need leaders with the skills, courage, and support to drive for a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.  This is why CASE was thrilled to partner with Fuqua’s Office of Admissions in 2021 to launch the Fuqua Impact Scholarship– a merit-based […]

2022 Launch Pad Award

Translating lived experience into innovation to increase access for food allergy consumers Eighty nine million Americans avoid buying at least one of the top-9 allergen food products. Of these 89 million, 25 million have a severe or moderate allergy, 7 million have a mild allergy, 32 million have food intolerances. Twenty-five million are indirect avoiders […]

Michael McAfee on the CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity

February 2022 “Sometimes my tone can sound absolute, but I am still learning and growing,” PolicyLink President and CEO Michael McAfee cautioned as he dove into a conversation with CASE Executive Director Erin Worsham as a part of CASE’s Executive Speaker Series.  McAfee, noted for many accomplishments, is a “catalyst for a new and growing […]

CASE Announces 5 Finalists for the F.M. Kirby Scaling Social Impact Prize

From a pool of 130, five social enterprises stood out above the rest in this year’s competition for the Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact, which CASE has the privilege to manage.  One of these five will ultimately be awarded the prize – a $100,000 unrestricted grant to support their achievement of impact […]

SBSI 2020 Review: What it takes to lead in innovating for a better world

February 2020 “Strap in your seat belts, it is going to be a busy decade for impact and all of you have a role to play,” said Freya Williams, CEO of Futerra North America, as she opened the fifteenth annual Sustainable Business and Social Impact 2020 (SBSI 2020) Conference at Duke University’s Fuqua School of […]

Updates from CASE Launch Pad Winners

February 2020 If Tim Scales, a 2017 Duke University Fuqua School of Business alum and former CASE Fellow, could give one piece of advice to aspiring social impact leaders, he would tell them that they should start a social enterprise. This is because, while at Fuqua, Scales had the opportunity to start CivicRise, a mobile […]

2019 Launch Pad Award

Resilient Foods: CASE Launch Pad Winner Michelle Egger is Addressing Food Disparities 1 in 8 Americans in 2017 weren’t sure where their next meal would come from and were faced with an impossible choice; how am I going to pay to live and afford to feed my family. In a land rife with opportunity it […]

Recap of the 2017 Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference

Danny Suits

This post was written by Danny Suits, a second-year Duke MBA student and co-chair of the Net Impact Club SBSI team, in February 2017. The 2017 Sustainable Business and Social Impact (SBSI) conference focused on how business can tackle global challenges by exploring innovative models and collaborative partnerships that are already working to solve these challenges […]

Hiding in Plain Sight: How Can Social Entrepreneurs Handle Burnout?

This post was written by Kristine Pearson, Founder of Lifeline Energy, formally known as Freeplay Foundation, in December 2016. Pearson serves on the Women’s Leadership Board of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and was honored with the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award in 2005. She was also named by Time magazine as a Hero of the […]