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Social Impact Society launches at Wharton

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Turner Social Impact Society, a new opportunity for undergraduate students.  The Turner Social Impact Society (TSIS) is a community of students united by their shared passion for making a difference, andRead More

October 14, 2014   |   Posted in: General News, Projects and Partnerships, Students

Social Impact Award: Alumna honored by Wharton Club of New York

Durreen Shahnaz

Impact investment pioneer and social entrepreneur Durreen Shahnaz was recognized last week at the Joseph Wharton Awards Dinner in New York, an annual gathering of alumni that dates back to the 1970s. Shahnaz, WG’95, received the Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact, oneRead More

October 8, 2014   |   Posted in: Alumni, Awards

Press Release: Visiting Practitioner Program Connects Students with Social Impact Experts

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Philadelphia, October 1, 2014 – In the latest effort to connect students with leading business, social impact, and nonprofit visionaries, Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) is pleased to host visiting social impact practitioner Bill Clark, W’74, former executive director ofRead More

October 7, 2014   |   Posted in: Alumni, General News, Projects and Partnerships, Research, Students

Social Impact Round Up: Week of September 29

WSII and Lifelong Learning will host an impact investing panel discussion on October 21, 2014.

Every week, Wharton Social Impact Initiative brings you an update on student activities, events and opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania. These lectures, info sessions, and workshops are just a sampling of the broad range of social impact opportunities available asRead More

September 29, 2014   |   Posted in: Events, Social Impact Round-Up

Press Release: Social Innovator in Residence Program to Host First Visitor, Oct. 22-23

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Diana Ayton-Shenker, Social Entrepreneurship Professor and Social Impact Strategist, will take up residence at Wharton October 22-23 Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 2014—Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce that Diana Ayton-Shenker will be the first business leader to visitRead More

September 26, 2014   |   Posted in: Alumni, Events, General News, Projects and Partnerships

Faculty Impact Story: Professor Ian “Mac” MacMillan

Ian MacMillan

Known for his “tough love approach” to educating would-be social entrepreneurs, Wharton professor Ian McMillan — or Mac, as he is commonly known on campus — is dedicated to training the next generation of scholars and change-makers. And thanks toRead More

September 24, 2014   |   Posted in: Faculty, Impact Stories

Student Perspective: Addressing Local Hunger with a Business Mindset

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Wharton junior Micah Sandusky spent his summer working to tackle local hunger alongside Philabundance, and assisting with business operations at the nation’s first nonprofit supermarket. Wharton Social Impact Initiative provided him with funding and support as part of the summer Social Impact Fellows program.Read More

September 23, 2014   |   Posted in: Student Perspective, Students

Social Impact Round Up: Week of September 13

The AUNI Fruit Stand, a West Philadelphia-based educational social enterprise, is now recruiting student leaders.

Every Friday, Wharton Social Impact Initiative brings you an update on student activities, events and opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania. These lectures, info sessions, and workshops are just a sampling of the broad range of social impact opportunities available asRead More

September 12, 2014   |   Posted in: General News, Social Impact Round-Up

Student Perspective: Diving into Impact Investing in Australia

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Christopher Collins, a second year MBA candidate, spent four months as a summer analyst with one of Australia’s premier impact investment firms. Collins received funding and support from Wharton Social Impact Initiative as part of the Social Impact Fellowship program. When IRead More

September 12, 2014   |   Posted in: General News

Social Impact Round Up: Week of September 5

Our new bulletin board, now on display in Huntsman Hall.

The fall semester is officially in progress! Every Friday, Wharton Social Impact Initiative brings you an update on student activities, events and opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania. These lectures, info sessions, and workshops are just a sampling of the broadRead More

September 5, 2014   |   Posted in: Social Impact Round-Up
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