The Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is a leader on research about impact investment. The October issue of Life Science Leader features CASE faculty director Catherine Clark, who directs CASE i3, the Initiative in Impact Investing.
The Life Science Leader Chief Editor’s related blog, Beyond the Printed Page, explains the relevance of impact investing to the life science industries and investors. The editor also uses the blog to introduce “6 Pieces Of Wisdom For Those Thinking About Becoming Impact Investors.” This wise advice comes partly in question form, including:
“Decide what kind of money you will be using and the rules around it.”
“Determine your investment targets. Will you be investing in by stage (i.e., early, middle or late), by geography (e.g., Sub Saharan Africa), or an interest area (e.g., non-communicable diseases, primary care) or by vehicle (debt, equity, etc). Or a combination?”
“Get to know the actual innovators in the space. Look at the ImpactAssets50 or the GIIN’s database if you are looking at funds. If you are looking at enterprises, look at ImpactAlpha or Social Venture Circle or other sources for deals.”