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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, 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

Study: MOOCs Reach New and Underserved Students


Do free, massive open online courses cannibalize enrollment at traditional schools? A new study suggests that MOOCS — massive open online courses — aren’t quite a threat to traditional business programs, but are instead an opportunity to expand to underserved markets.Read More

June 6, 2014   |   Posted in: Faculty, General News

#WhartonGrad: Alumni Spotlight Month


Wharton grads look at the world’s most pressing challenges and say: “How can we change this?” Our alumni connect their business knowledge and commitment to social change in innovative organizations, companies, and careers. It’s true – everywhere we look, it seems Wharton gradsRead More

May 9, 2014   |   Posted in: Alumni, Events, General News

Social Impact Round Up: Week of April 28


Wharton Social Impact Initiative presents a weekly round-up of events and news related to social impact topics.  As the academic year comes to a close, we’d like to thank all of our supporters throughout this year. WSII looks forward toRead More

April 28, 2014   |   Posted in: General News, Social Impact Round-Up

Student Perspective: Examining the Path to Social Entrepreneurship

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Just weeks away from graduation, MBA candidate Susli Lie reflects on her early stages as the leader of Dana Cita, a micro-lending platform that won the Wharton Business Plan Competition’s first Social Impact Prize, sponsored by Wharton Social Impact Initiative.Read More

April 25, 2014   |   Posted in: Alumni, Awards, General News, Student Perspective, Students
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