Strengthening Impact Management CohortImplement a comprehensive impact management approach

Reach out to info@impactfrontiers.org. The deadline to confirm participation is May 31, 2022, with an expected launch on June 16.

Impact Frontiers and the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business are partnering to offer a program in which participants will develop and strengthen impact management approaches tailored to their organization’s context, strategy, and goals.

The program will include monthly meetings over a twelve-month period, with workshops, case examples and exercises, structured peer sharing and feedback, guest expert sessions, and coaching. 

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Curriculum Overview
Impact Management for Investors
(First term: 6 months)
Impact-Financial
Integration
(Second term: 6 months)
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1. Introduction and Background to Setting an Impact Strategy​

2. Setting Impact Strategy

7. Why Impact-Financial Integration Enables Impact for Decision-Making

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3. Integrating Impact into Diligence Process

4. Evaluating Impact of Potential Investments

8. Creating Custom Impact Preference & Financial Preference Rankings

9. Advanced Topics

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5. Optimizing Impact

10. Interpreting Your Impact-Financial Scatterplot

11. Optimizing Investment Decision-Making

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6. Reinforcing Impact

12. Setting and Achieving Integrated Impact and Financial Portfolio Goal

Curriculum Overview
Impact Management for Investors
(First term: 6 months)
Impact Frontiers set strategy icon
set strategy

1. Introduction and Background to Setting an Impact Strategy​

2. Setting Impact Strategy

Impact Frontiers integrate icon
integrate

3. Integrating Impact into Diligence Process

4. Evaluating Impact of Potential Investments

Impact Frontiers optimize icon
Optimize

5. Optimizing Impact

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Reinforce

6. Reinforcing Impact

Impact-Financial  Integration
(Second term: 6 months)
Impact Frontiers set strategy icon
set strategy

7. Why Impact-Financial Integration Enables Impact for Decision-Making

Impact Frontiers integrate icon
integrate

8. Creating Custom Impact Preference & Financial Preference Rankings

9. Advanced Topics

Impact Frontiers optimize icon
Optimize

10. Interpreting Your Impact-Financial Scatterplot

11.Optimizing Investment Decision-Making

Impact Frontiers reinforce icon
Reinforce

12. Setting and Achieving Integrated Impact and Financial Portfolio Goal

Our Partner
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CASE at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) is an award-winning research and education center based at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Since 2002, CASE has been a leader in the field of social impact and impact investing, serving as a hub for research, teaching, and practitioner training.

CASE has worked with thousands of impact organizations, funders, and field-builders to connect theory to practice. CASE specializes in developing practitioner-friendly training and tools to equip impact leaders to succeed and scale their impact. CASE Smart Impact Capital is a professional impact investing program that has been in continuous use since 2016 by over 95 accelerator, fund, and university cohorts. CASE partnered with the UN Development Programme to launch a Coursera course that has trained over 8000 enterprises and investors to enhance their practices around Impact Measurement and Management for the SDGs.

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Cathy Clark

Cathy Clark is Faculty Director at CASE at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Founding Director of the CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing. Cathy is globally recognized as a collaborative visionary and pioneering influencer in the fields of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. She has been named a B the Change Champion, Social Innovation Thought Leader of the Year in 2020 by the World Economic Forum, and one of 2021’s top 12 Agents of impact by ImpactAlpha.

Previously, Cathy was an investor at Flatiron Partners, a philanthropist at the Markle Foundation, and a policy convener at the Aspen Institute. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the University of Virginia.