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Building An Ivy League in Africa with Fred Swaniker


I recently had the difficult task of introducing Fred Swaniker to a room full of Wharton faculty and staff. Difficult because, even for this fast-talker, condensing his accomplishments into just a few minutes was impossible. What should I take theRead More

May 22, 2015   |   Posted in: General News, Projects and Partnerships, WSII News & Thoughts

Student Perspective: How My Fellowship Helped Me Reimagine The Future


Newly minted graduate Alexandra Tomlinson, PH’15, SP2’14, reflects on her time as a Wharton Social Impact Fellow. Alexandra spent the fall semester working on research and market analysis with Turner Impact Capital, an investment firm that “seeks profits with a purpose.”Read More

May 19, 2015   |   Posted in: Student Perspective, Students, WSII News & Thoughts

Capital for Social Impact Series: Hong Kong


The Wharton Social Impact Initiative invites you to discover Hong Kong with us. Delve into discussion on impact investing trends, innovations, and strategies on Thursday, May 28, 2015. At this latest event in the Capital for Social Impact Series, Jacob Gray and Nick Ashburn willRead More

May 15, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Events, General News, WSII News & Thoughts

Welcome #WhartonGrad: What to Do on Alumni Weekend


Attention alumni: this weekend, join your friends and classmates at Wharton MBA Reunion Weekend, and remember what makes Wharton the best business school in the world and for the world. From Friday, May 15 to Saturday, May 16, visiting alumni have the opportunity to cultivateRead More

May 13, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Events, Faculty, General News, WSII News & Thoughts

Alumni Perspective: Building Community through Pro Bono Consulting

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Every year, hundreds of alumni volunteers support the life-enriching work of nonprofits via their work with PennPAC – a network of pro bono alumni consulting, staffed by graduates from every school of the University of Pennsylvania.   Wharton grads Austin Chang W’12 and AndreaRead More

April 27, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Alumni Perspective

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
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