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Student Perspectives: Creating a New Food System

[By Aaron Guo, W’17]

Wharton junior Catherine Gonzalez spent her summer working on growth and sales strategies for a local food hub with a mind for community impact. Wharton Social Impact Initiative provided her with funding and support through the Bendheim Fellows Social Impact Fund. Social impact and profit need not beRead More

October 29, 2014   |   Posted in: Student Perspective, Students

Social Impact Round Up: Week of October 27

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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

October 27, 2014   |   Posted in: Events, Social Impact Round-Up, Students

Turner Social Impact Speaker Series Returns on November 4

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Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce the Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series will feature a dialogue with tennis star and philanthropist Andre Agassi. In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the series, Agassi returns to Wharton onRead More

October 24, 2014   |   Posted in: Alumni, Events

Knowledge for Social Impact: Spring 2015 Undergraduate Course Announced

Students at 2014 MBA Pre Term Event

This spring, Katherine J. Klein, Vice Dean for Social Impact and Professor of Management, will once again offer her undergraduate, cross-disciplinary class:  Knowledge for Social Impact — Analyzing Current Issues and Approaches [MGMT 241-001, previously MGMT 199-021], on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m.Read More

October 23, 2014   |   Posted in: Courses and Curriculum, Faculty

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
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