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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

The Need for an Evidence Base in Impact Investing

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There’s a lot of talk about “mainstreaming” impact investing, but what exactly does that mean? And what would it actually take to get there? A number of industry groups are looking at these specific questions. The World Economic Forum producedRead More

September 3, 2014   |   Posted in: Faculty, Projects and Partnerships, Research

Apply Now: Fall Fellowship Positions Posted

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Wharton Social Impact Initiative is now recruiting for our 2014-2015 Social Impact Fellowship program! This year, you can look forward to 20+ projects spanning five major initiatives: Impact Africa, Impact Investing, Impact Philadelphia, Internal Strategy & Operations, and the new WSIIRead More

September 3, 2014   |   Posted in: General News

Press Release: Announcing Gift to Establish the Angella and David Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence Program

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Philadelphia, PA, September 1, 2014—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a gift to establish the Angella and David Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence Program Fund. The fund supports the launch of a new WhartonRead More

September 1, 2014   |   Posted in: Awards, General News

Student Perspective: Thinking about long-term outcomes with Accion Venture Lab

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Second-year Wharton MBA student Nathan Krishnamurthy spent his summer internship at Accion Venture Lab, one of the world’s leading VC groups dedicated to social impact – and in the meantime gained perspective on what it will take to grow the student-run WhartonRead More

August 29, 2014   |   Posted in: Student Perspective

Welcome Undergrads!

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Hello! We’re glad you’re here. Whether starting off your freshman year or returning as an upperclassman, you already know that Wharton holds infinite possibilities. It’s where you come to examine ideas, think strategically, and make an impact. With a flexible curriculum, 225+Read More

August 26, 2014   |   Posted in: General News, Students

Student Perspective: How can we measure impact?

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Sydney Yang, a rising Wharton sophomore and Social Impact Fellow, spent her summer working at GoodCompany Ventures as a Metrics Fellow. My interest in social impact began early, when I studied abroad as a freshman in high school with The Traveling School.Read More

August 22, 2014   |   Posted in: General News

Student Perspective: Turning summer break into research 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
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