Inspiration, innovation and inclusion: Shaping our future with  the social and solidarity economy


Catherine Clark

Duke University

Faculty Director, CASE and CASE i3


Cathy Clark is Faculty Director at the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (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 the 2021 Agents of Impact by Impact Alpha. She has written hundreds of blogs, case studies and papers, co-authored a book called The Impact Investor, and has created two online courses reaching over 50,000 global learners. Previously, Cathy was an investor at Flatiron Partners, a philanthropist at the Markle Foundation, and policy convener at the Aspen Institute. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a BA from the University of Virginia.