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Student Perspective: 3 Key Lessons for Social Entrepreneurs

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First year MBA candidate Justine Lai shares key takeaways from her experience working with social entrepreneurship accelerator FastFWD, through the Wharton Social Impact Fellowship in the fall semester. It’s estimated that nine out of ten startups fail; 42% of this failureRead More

February 27, 2015   |   Posted in: General News, Student Perspective, Students

Exploring the Next Iteration of Social Entrepreneurship

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In the fall, we welcomed  social impact strategist Diana Ayton-Shenker as the first Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence at Wharton. Named one of “25 Dynamic Women Changing the World” by Good Business New York, Ayton-Shenker is a leader in social impact, strategic philanthropy,Read More

February 19, 2015   |   Posted in: General News

Four Stories for Investing in Women & Girls

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Sandi Hunt, Senior Manager of Social Impact at WSII, shares four articles demonstrating why gender lens investing is vital to transforming the lives of women and girls. When one thinks about “investing in women and girls,” the image that comes toRead More

February 18, 2015   |   Posted in: General News

Impact Investing with a Gender Lens: Lunch with the Criterion Institute

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Join us for the first in a collaborative speaker series between Wharton Women in Business and Wharton Social Impact Initiative. Many believe that investing in women and girls is the most effective way to address poverty –- after all, a womenRead More

February 17, 2015   |   Posted in: General News

Social Impact Round Up: Week of February 10

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Each month, Wharton Social Impact Initiative brings you an update on student activities, events and opportunities at the University of Pennsylvania. These lectures, info sessions, and conferences are just a sampling of the broad range of social impact opportunities available as partRead More

February 10, 2015   |   Posted in: Events, General News, Social Impact Round-Up

Capital for Social Impact Series: New York City

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Join the Wharton Social Impact Initiative and the Wharton Club of New York for a discussion on impact investing trends, innovations, and strategies on February 26, 2015. At this latest event in the Capital for Social Impact Series, Wharton ViceRead More

February 2, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Events, Projects and Partnerships

A Look Ahead: Spring Semester Guests & Speakers

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It’s only February, but at Wharton Social Impact Initiative we are busier than ever. In addition to our other programming for students and alumni, this semester’s Social Impact Speaker Series promises a surplus of fascinating speakers and visitors. We’ve invited these expertsRead More

February 1, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Events, General News, WSII News & Thoughts

With Turner Social Impact Society, Student Leaders Emerge

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Wharton Social Impact Initiative is proud to announce the inaugural cohort of the Turner Social Impact Society, a group of 20 undergraduates poised to become the world’s next great social impact leaders. The Turner Social Impact Society, developed and launched for the 2014-2015Read More

January 27, 2015   |   Posted in: General News, Projects and Partnerships, Students, WSII News & Thoughts

Press Release: EMPEA and WSII Partner to Expand Impact Investing Performance Database

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Philadelphia, PA, January 21, 2015 –  EMPEA and Wharton Social Impact Initiative announced a partnership to greatly expand Wharton’s impact investing performance database. The new partnership will accelerate the field by providing quantitative evidence necessary for the continued expansion and development ofRead More

January 21, 2015   |   Posted in: General News, Projects and Partnerships, Research, WSII News & Thoughts

Social Impact Round Up: Week of Jan 16

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Welcome to the spring semester, Wharton! Each month, 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 ofRead More

January 16, 2015   |   Posted in: Events, General News, Social Impact Round-Up, Students
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