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Alumni Impact Story: Davis Smith, WG’11, G’11

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When I was in undergrad, I read an article in the student newspaper that changed the trajectory of my life. The story told of a successful entrepreneur who sold his business and moved with his wife to the Philippines. TheyRead More

April 21, 2014   |   Posted in: Alumni, Impact Stories

Social Impact Round Up: Week of April 14

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Wharton Social Impact Initiative presents a weekly round-up of events and news related to social impact topics. Events Wharton IGEL Book Discussion with Mark Tercek, President & CEO of Nature Conservancy Apr. 15, 11.30 a.m, JMHH 8th Floor: Wharton Initiative for Global EnvironmentalRead More

April 15, 2014   |   Posted in: Events, General News, Social Impact Round-Up

Student Perspective: Giving More Than Just Time

Attendees at one of five faculty-led nonprofit workshops during the inaugural Wharton Impact Day on March 28, 2014.

Already known for organizing popular social and cultural events on campus, The Wharton Graduate Association felt it could be doing more — so the student organization launched a day-long community event inspired by a top firm’s commitment to employee volunteerism. Trisha Chhaya, WG’14,Read More

April 14, 2014   |   Posted in: Events, Faculty, General News, Students

NEWS: Top Business Schools Compete at Wharton’s Impact Investing Competition

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The winners of this year’s MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) competition were announced at an event attended by over 60 students from seven top U.S. business schools, held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania onRead More

April 7, 2014   |   Posted in: Awards, Events, General News

Social Aspirations at Business Plan Competition

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The Wharton Business Plan Competition recently announced the winner of its newly-instituted Social Impact Prize: Dana Cita, a microlending firm founded by second year MBA candidate Susli Lie, WG’14, and co-managed by impact investor Tom Schmittzehe, WG ’03. The Social Impact Prize,Read More

April 3, 2014   |   Posted in: Awards, General News, Students

Conference to Fill Gap in Social Impact

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Major gaps still exist in the social impact ecosystem between entrepreneurs and successful innovators who want to give back to the world, and investors who are willing to support their cause. The only way to truly tackle the world’s growingRead More

April 2, 2014   |   Posted in: Events, General News, Students

Social Impact Round Up: Week of March 24

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Wharton Social Impact Initiative presents a weekly round-up of events and news related to social impact topics. Events WSII presents: Office Hours with Social Entrepreneur Joey Hundert March 24-28: We invite students to sign up for one-on-one sessions or lunchRead More

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

Alumni Perspective: Bold Anti-Poverty Predictions from Two Leaders

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Bob Natiello, WG’56 shares his perspective on how the Wharton curriculum can impact extreme poverty. Before 2014 was a month old, philanthropist Bill Gates announced, “By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.” Writing in his annualRead More

March 24, 2014   |   Posted in: Alumni

Social Impact Round Up: Week of March 17

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Wharton Social Impact Initiative presents a weekly round-up of events and news related to social impact topics.  Events PennSEM Presents: The Third Annual Social Impact Talks March 19, 6-7 p.m., JMHH F65: PennSEM presents the annual Social Impact Talks event,  aRead More

March 17, 2014   |   Posted in: Events, Social Impact Round-Up

Announcing…Dollars and Change on Sirius XM

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What happens when the same minds that bring you smart phones, designer coffee, and standing desks turn their attention to social challenges such as poverty, poor education, and childhood obesity? As the official hub for social impact activities, information, andRead More

March 13, 2014   |   Posted in: General News
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