Navigating Impact Investing: The Opportunity in Impact Classes

July 2016 The growth in interest in impact investing has been steady over recent years, with a newly released study by U.S Trust showing that 93% of millennials interviewed saying social impact is key to their investing decisions. Despite this, multiple barriers still exist that inhibit many investment managers from entering the field. These barriers can […]

Want to Be an Effective Social Entrepreneur? Become a Tri-Sector Leader.

This post was written by CASE Executive-in-Residence and Sproxil Co-Founder Alden Zecha in June 2016. He has over 25 years of experience in more than 35 countries and has founded several companies, including SEAD Innovator Sproxil, Inc., a social venture that provides a consumer SMS and app product verification service to help consumers avoid purchasing […]

Rose Marcario on Social Impact in Corporations: SBSI16

This post was written by Emily Silman, a second-year Duke MBA student, CASE Fellow and a member of the Fuqua chapter of the Net Impact Club, in April 2016. You know a CEO isn’t a stereotypical stuffy, out-of-touch C-suite leader when they request to deliver their conference keynote not just as an informal “fireside chat”-style conversation but […]

SBSI16: A New Decade of Impact-Oriented MBAs

This post was written by Fuqua MBA ’17 Christa Register in April 2016. Prior to coming to Fuqua, Christa spent two years working in rural Africa with the Peace Corps, followed by two years at a social-impact consulting firm in Washington, DC. She is currently pursuing a career in investment banking to better understand the inner […]

How to Solve the World’s Problems Using Spaghetti

This post was written by Alejandra Rossi, 2017 Daytime MBA in December 2015. Alejandra is a proud Uruguayan who has come to business school to learn how to generate a bigger impact in the world, after working for over 7 years with entrepreneurs of many kinds in her home country. On November 18, 2015 Professor […]

Sector Switching: Navigating the Transition from the Private Sector to the Social Impact Sector

This post was written by John Troy, founder of WorkMonger and Fuqua MBA 2009 alumnus, in September 2015. He is also a former sector switcher who remains thrilled he made the transition to the social impact sector. Learn more and stay connected with WorkMonger on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Over the last 6 years, I’ve […]

Day in Durham: Step One Towards Impactful Stewardship

This post was written by Chris Castro, Fuqua MBA 2017 and a CASE Scholar, in September 2015. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Chris was a 5th and 6th grade teacher in Honduras for the nonprofit organization The Farm of the Child. He spent five years working with City Year before becoming to Fuqua. Although […]

Bringing Clarity to the Cornea Donation Process with Change Academy

July 2015 Imagine a goal that seems insurmountable. Perhaps clearing out your garage of everything piled inside so that your car will fit inside. Now amplify the scale of that goal to the size of a complex, international social venture. How would you begin to achieve a goal that seems impossible in the big picture? […]

Working with Enclude to Strengthen Financial Services for Women

This post was written by Evelyn Powery, a 2015 graduate of the Duke MBA program, in June 2015. While at Fuqua, Evelyn served as student co-chair for CASE i3 and as a CASE fellow. The CASE i3 Fellowship allows practitioners to engage MBA students on real-world challenges related to the diverse field of impact investing. […]

Five Lessons from Maya Chorengel of Elevar Equity

This post was written by Adelina Dasso, Duke MBA student, in April 2015 On March 24, 2015 I had the great opportunity to attend the presentation of our CASE i3 spring speaker, Maya Chorengel. Maya is Co-founder and Managing Director of Elevar Equity, a venture capital fund that helps innovative entrepreneurs bring financial services, education, […]