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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, 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

Student Perspective: Addressing Local Hunger with a Business Mindset

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Wharton junior Micah Sandusky spent his summer working to tackle local hunger alongside Philabundance, and assisting with business operations at the nation’s first nonprofit supermarket. Wharton Social Impact Initiative provided him with funding and support as part of the summer Social Impact Fellows program.Read More

September 23, 2014   |   Posted in: Student Perspective, Students

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

Impact Investing

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
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