Lessons on Scale from Fighting Deforestation in the Amazon

Amazon Deforestation

This post was originally published on the Fuqua in Latin America blog. You can read the original post here. A goal of Fuqua’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship is understanding how social ventures can move from idea to widespread and sustainable impact. CASE partnered with USAID, the Skoll Foundation, and Mercy Corps to launch Scaling Pathways […]

Scaling Pathways: Insights from the field on unlocking impact at scale

Scaling Pathways

Four years ago, the Innovation Investment Alliance, a funding and learning partnership between the Skoll Foundation and U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Development Lab, with support from Mercy Corps, committed to investing $44.5 million in social enterprises across the globe. Their goal is to create systems-level change by supporting transformative social enterprises in reaching […]

SBSI17: The Best SBSI Yet

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. This year’s 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 and discussing how […]

What the Unilever Seventh Generation Acquisition Means for Social Ventures

Unilever Seventh Generation Merger

This post was written by CASE Executive-in-Residence and Sproxil Co-Founder Alden Zecha. 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 counterfeit products, and We […]

Day in Durham: Spending Time in the Muck

This post was written by Tiffany Hsieh, a 2018 Fuqua MBA and a CASE Scholar. For the past three years, she conducted impact evaluations of education programs at the non-profit, independent research institute SRI International. She previously taught middle school special education in Colorado as a Teach for America corps member. Tiffany received her undergraduate […]

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. 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 with an MBA […]

SBSI 2.0: A New Decade of Impact-Oriented MBAs

This blog post was written by Fuqua MBA ’17 Christa Register. 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 workings of […]

SBSI: Exploring Sustainability and Social Impact for 11 Years

SBSI Program

As we’re busy preparing for this year’s Sustainable Business and Social Impact (SBSI) conference on February 24th, it’s hard to believe it has been 11 years since the Fuqua chapter of the Net Impact Club began hosting the conference. In that time it has grown to be the largest conference of its kind in the […]

Thomas E. Perez: Creating an Economy of Shared Prosperity through Leadership

US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez at the Sustainable Business and Social Impact (SBSI) Conference

This post was written by Emily Silman, a first-year Duke MBA student and a member of the Fuqua chapter of the Net Impact Club. Government and business: to many people, these two entities mix about as well as oil and water. So it may have seemed surprising to some that the closing keynote speaker at Duke’s 10th […]

Creating Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Corporate Solutions

This post was written by Liza Schillo, a joint MEM/MBA student at Duke.  Liza worked with Natural Capitalism Solutions this summer, made possible by the support of CASE’s Summer Internship Fund (learn more about SIF at the bottom of this post!) This summer, I worked with Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS), a sustainability consulting firm located in Boulder, […]