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Student Perspective: A summer researching for global poverty solutions

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Monica Barrett, a student of the Wharton-Harvard Kennedy dual-degree program, reflects on her summer experience conducting research in the agricultural sector in Kenya. Barrett received funding from Wharton Social Impact Initiative to participate in an internship with Innovations for Poverty Action. Increasingly, newRead More

August 19, 2014   |   Posted in: Student Perspective

Student Perspective: Increasing Organizational Efficiency for Sisters by Heart


Wharton undergrad Anderson Tien shares his experience working with nonprofit Sisters by Heart, in collaboration with Wharton Social Impact Consulting (SIC) during the spring semester. The student-run consulting group provides pro-bono strategic consulting services to nonprofits and social enterprises inRead More

August 15, 2014   |   Posted in: Student Perspective

Welcome MBA Class of 2016!

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Welcome! We’re glad you’re here. The beginning of the school year is such an exciting time—and our team is especially excited to highlight the different opportunities for students interested in social impact. Who are we? Wharton Social Impact Initiative — orRead More

August 12, 2014   |   Posted in: General News, Students

Student Perspective: “Dollars and Change” Recap

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Two undergraduate Social Impact Fellows recap a recent episode of Dollars and Change. The July 31 show was hosted by Sherryl Kuhlman and Sandi Hunt. Guests included Matt Bauer, CEO and Co-Founder of BetterWorld Wireless; Saul Garlick, CEO and Founder of ThinkImpact;Read More

August 8, 2014   |   Posted in: Sirius, Student Perspective

Reflections on “Dollars and Change”: Show Recap, Week of July 17


Two undergraduate Social Impact Fellows recap a recent episode of Dollars and Change. This week’s show was hosted by Katherine Klein and Sandi Hunt. Guests included Greg Heller, Interim President & CEO of American Communities Trust; Andrew Winston, author of “TheRead More

July 25, 2014   |   Posted in: Projects and Partnerships, Sirius, Student Perspective

Wharton Social Impact Initiative announces 2014 MBA loan forgiveness fund


The world of business is changing. With it, Wharton graduates’ aspirations are changing too. For recent Wharton alumni lending their business knowledge to careers in the nonprofit or public sectors, a social-impact focused fund managed by the Wharton Social Impact InitiativeRead More

July 23, 2014   |   Posted in: Alumni, Awards, General News

Student Perspective: Giving Back to Others, Investing in Ourselves

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Although learning in the classroom is enjoyable in itself, being able to use your knowledge to make a difference in the Philadelphia community is far more rewarding. From developing a zero-budget plan for a school’s first Innovation Center to buildingRead More

July 9, 2014   |   Posted in: General News, Student Perspective, Students

Reflections on “Dollars and Change”: Show Recap, Week of June 26


Two social impact summer Fellows tuned in to the latest episode of “Dollars and Change,” and shared their reflections.  This week’s show was hosted by Sherryl Kuhlman and Sandi Hunt. Guests included Daniel Korschun, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Drexel University;Read More

July 1, 2014   |   Posted in: General News, Sirius, Student Perspective, Students

Calling Social Entrepreneurs: FastFWD Launches New Cycle

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Entrepreneurs can change the world. We’ve seen this already through Wharton alumni launching disruptive ventures that scale or heading a social network that alters the way we communicate. But entrepreneurs can also shape the world through ideas and business practices that lead to lasting civic change. This May,Read More

June 23, 2014   |   Posted in: FastFWD, General News, Projects and Partnerships

For Profit and Global Good, Impact Investors Have the Power


Impact investing is no longer only for high-wealth investors. That’s the message behind a new book published by Wharton Digital Press. In The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good, co-authors Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg offer guidanceRead More

June 16, 2014   |   Posted in: Alumni, General News
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