Jean Case, the Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Impact Network and Case Foundation, is a businesswoman, investor, philanthropist and internet and impact investing pioneer who is a passionate believer in the power of business to do good and advocates for the importance of embracing a more fearless approach to innovate and bring about transformational breakthroughs. Her career in the private sector, including as a senior executive at AOL, spanned nearly two decades before co-founding the Case Foundation in 1997.
Jean launched the Case Impact Network to expand efforts to usher in a new era of more inclusive capitalism. This work focuses on unleashing business and capital as powerful forces for change and supporting investors to use their capital to promote social change through impact investing.
In addition, Jean currently serves on the boards of National Geographic Partners and the White House Historical Association as well as on the advisory boards of the Brain Trust Accelerator Fund, Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative and Georgetown’s Beeck Center. In January 2019, Jean’s first book, Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose, was published by Simon & Schuster and was named a national bestseller.
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At the Case Foundation, we work hard at being active listeners in order to be better advocates for change. And as we continue efforts to take the impact investing movement into the mainstream, I want to review some of the myths that we’re hearing, which may be posing barriers to taking impact investing to the next level… Read More
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