The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship

  • Optimizing for Impact: Managing investments to meet goals for impact – and expectations of regulators

    Originally posted 9.13.21 on ImpactAlpha. NEW: The United Nations Development Programme and CASE at Duke have released a free online training for global enterprises and investors on impact measurement and management for the SDGs.  CASE and ImpactAlpha will launch Optimizing for Impact, a …

  • 2022 Kirby Impact Prize Winner: Why We’re Excited About ServeMinnesota Math Corps

    While each of the 5 finalists for the Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact demonstrated innovative scaling strategies, resilience amid challenges, and powerful evidence of impact, one rose to the top of a competitive applicant pool.  The Center …

  • 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 …

  • CASE Announces 4 Finalists for the F.M. Kirby Scaling Social Impact Prize

    From a pool of 180, four 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 four will ultimately be …

  • 2022-2023 F.M. Kirby Impact Prize Finalist Spotlight: Hello World

    We are thrilled to share why we are so excited about each of the four finalists for the 2022-2023 F.M. Kirby Impact Prize. Check the CASE blog for posts about the other finalists.  The Problem Hello World is Working to Solve Hello World …

  • 2022-2023 F.M. Kirby Impact Prize Finalist Spotlight: Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

    We are thrilled to share why we are so excited about each of the four finalists for the 2022-2023 F.M. Kirby Impact Prize. Check the CASE blog for posts on the other finalists.  The Problem Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) is Working to …

  • 2022-2023 F.M. Kirby Impact Prize Winner: Essmart

    We are thrilled to announce Essmart as the recipient of the 2022-23 F.M. Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact! Essmart is a for-profit social enterprise in India, on a mission to grow rural livelihoods by connecting local retail shops and …

Returning to Skoll World Forum

Last time I was at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford was in 2019 – I was 8 months pregnant and had no idea that a global pandemic would soon put the world on lockdown. This year, after 3 years …

5 Impact Trends to Track: Reflections from the CASE and CASE i3 Advisory Councils

“Change takes time. We’re sitting here at a university literally built on profits from the tobacco industry and yet I am looking at a sign that says ‘tobacco-free campus.’ Would anyone have imagined that 100 years ago?” That was a …