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Kellogg, Wharton, and Haas Take Top Honors at MIINT Finals

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This Saturday, April 18, the fourth annual MIINT competition—an international training program for business students interested in impact investing—welcomed over 100 participants, judges and guests to the University of Pennsylvania campus for the most well-attended finals to date. After aRead More

April 23, 2015   |   Posted in: Events, General News, Students, WSII News & Thoughts

“Sparking” Change through Mentorship


It’s mid afternoon, and in a quiet university office an unlikely pair is hard at work. In the background, classical music plays over a stereo – for concentration. “What’s next? Let’s look over this worksheet…what are your top three subjects?”Read More

April 22, 2015   |   Posted in: General News, WSII News & Thoughts

A Carnival Ride That Runs on Vegetables? Meeting with Joey Hundert

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Wharton undergraduate Jason Choi. W’17, shares his student perspective from a recent visit with Joey Hundert, a sustainability-obsessed business leader who’s held the position of “social entrepreneur in residence” with Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the last four years. This post originallyRead More

April 20, 2015   |   Posted in: General News, Student Perspective

MIINT Competition Brings 10 Business Schools to Compete for $50,000 Opportunity


Bridges Impact+, the advisory arm of specialist fund manager Bridges Ventures, and Wharton Social Impact Initiative will host the fourth annual MIINT competition for student-led impact investing teams this Saturday at Wharton. The MBA Impact Investing Network and Training (MIINT)Read More

April 3, 2015   |   Posted in: Events, General News

MBA-led platform, Cure Accelerator, wins WBPC Social Impact Prize

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When David Fajgenbaum was first diagnosed with multicentric Castleman disease – an extremely rare immune system disorder – he took comfort in the idea that the medical community was working tirelessly to develop effective treatments that could save his life.Read More

April 3, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Awards, General News, Students

Fireside Chat with Wharton Alumnus Bobby Turner

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Join the Wharton Social Impact Initiative on Tuesday, April 14 for an evening “fireside chat” with Wharton alumnus Bobby Turner, W’84, and Professor Katherine Klein, Vice Dean for Social Impact. Over the last two decades, Turner has established his place asRead More

March 30, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Events

Alumni Impact Story: Lauren Cochran, WG’09

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It was 2007, in Botswana, when Lauren Cochran had the epiphany that changed her life. She was working on the ground with William J. Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative to help Sub-Saharan African nations fill the gaps in the diagnosis, care andRead More

March 27, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Impact Stories

Summer of Impact: Internship and Funding Opportunities

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The summer internship is a crucial part of the business school experience. Spring break may be in the recent past, but have you secured your summer plans yet? Here’s how to apply for funding or an internship position. For undergraduate, graduate andRead More

March 24, 2015   |   Posted in: General News, Students, WSII News & Thoughts

Alumni Perspective: Empowering Children through Music and Entrepreneurship


After earning his bachelor’s degree in business at The Wharton School Jarred Geller, W’13, went on to Teach for America (TFA). Now he’s combining his business background with creative teaching methods — and a little bit of punk rock attitude —Read More

March 20, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Alumni Perspective

Social Impact Round Up: Week of March 23

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Each month, Wharton Social Impact Initiative brings you an update on student activities, events and opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania. These lectures, info sessions, and conferences are just a sampling of the broad range of social impact opportunities available as partRead More

March 19, 2015   |   Posted in: Events, General News, Social Impact Round-Up
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