CASE Chats

Ticora Jones, USAID, on Tri-Sector Leadership in International Development

Ticora Jones, Division Chief for the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN), a part of the US Global Development Lab at USAID, talks about the need for tri-sector leadership, the importance of messaging your impact, and the skills needed to work in …

Eric Savage, Unitus Capital, on Impact Investing

Eric Savage, Co-founder and President of Unitus Capital, talks about the initial difficulties of starting a social investment bank, the satisfaction that comes from a career in impact, and the critical skills needed to be a successful impact investor.

Bart Houlahan, B Lab, on the Changing Role of Business

Bart Houlahan, Cofounder of B Lab, looks at how B Lab is changing the role of business in society, evidence of B Lab’s impact, what factors are critical to scaling your social venture, tri-sector leadership, and preserving a company’s mission …

Karen Clune, USAID, on Global Health and Social Entrepreneurship

Karen Clune, Senior Innovation Advisor for USAID’s Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, talks about the challenges and opportunities in scaling global health social ventures, provides advice for students interested in international development, and talks about her inspiration for working …

Sasha Dichter, Acumen, on Impact Investing

Sasha Dichter, Chief Innovation Officer for Acumen, talks about how the impact investing field has changed since it began and where it’s heading, what impact investors are looking for from social entrepreneurs, and the importance of measuring impact in social ventures.

Nick O’Donohoe, Big Society Capital, on Impact Investing and Government

Nick O’Donohoe, CEO of Big Society Capital, talks about fostering the impact investing market in the UK, the role of government in market development, and how social entrepreneurship in the UK compares to the US.

David Ferguson, USAID, on Technology and Multisector Partnerships in International Development

David Ferguson is the director of the Center for Development Innovation in USAID’s U.S. Global Development Lab. In this interview, Ferguson shares his perspectives on international development, including the importance of technology and multisector partnerships, and advice for those seeking …

Alden Zecha, Sproxil, on Scaling

Alden Zecha, Co-Founder, CFO and Strategist for Sproxil, talks about the importance of relationship building with investors, challenges and lessons learned in scaling a social venture, and current trends in the field of social entrepreneurship.

Maya Chorengel, Elevar Equity, on Impact Investing

Maya Chorengel, Co-Founder of Elevar Equity, talks about the evolution and measuring success in impact investing, getting the right capital for your venture, tri-sector leadership, and the role of public policy in supporting impact investing. Brought to you by the …

Melissa Bradley, New Capitalist, on Tri-Sector Leadership

Melissa Bradley shares her experience as a tri-sector leader collaborating on solutions to social problems. Melissa has vast and diverse impact experience, having started and successfully sold a social enterprise, worked as an impact investor focused on investing in entrepreneurs …