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Spotlight: Three Social Impact Courses To Consider this Fall

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Wharton’s curriculum offers plenty of options, emphasizing an intensive, flexible core plus the depth of 18 majors and breadth of nearly 200 electives. On our website, we keep a running list of just some of the many MBA and undergraduate courses thatRead More

August 25, 2015   |   Posted in: Courses and Curriculum, Faculty, WSII News & Thoughts

Student Perspectives: Wharton MBA’s Help Launch Social Enterprise Venture in Rwanda

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Wharton MBA candidates Ileana Cheszes, Emily Clayton, Jon Jones, Erin Roddy, and Di Xu spent two weeks in Rwanda, attending an immersive course taught by Professor Katherine Klein. Here they share their insights from the field. Wharton Global Modular CoursesRead More

August 20, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Student Perspective, Students

Welcome Wharton MBAS Class of of 2017!

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Welcome to life as a Wharton MBA! The beginning of the school year is such an exciting time—and our team is especially excited to highlight the many opportunities for students interested in social impact. #summer #Wharton #VanceHall A photo posted by TheRead More

August 19, 2015   |   Posted in: Students, WSII News & Thoughts

Student Perspective: Measuring Impact on “Dollars and Change”, Week of July 30

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Wharton Social Impact Fellows Petra Nichols and Samantha Klein spent a portion of their summer fellowship in the studio with us, tuning in to a live recording of “Dollars and Change,” SiriusXM’s only show devoted to social impact and business.  Here,Read More

August 14, 2015   |   Posted in: Sirius, Student Perspective

To Brag or Not to Brag: Social Impact Research from Professor Deb Small

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If you do a good deed but no one knows about it, does your contribution even matter? Does public sharing (or bragging, or #humblebragging) make your generous activities seem more self-serving than selfless?  In a series of studies, Wharton marketingRead More

August 12, 2015   |   Posted in: Faculty, Research, WSII News & Thoughts

Student Perspective: SiriusXM “Dollars and Change” Recap, Week of July 24

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Wharton Social Impact Fellow Lynette Ashaba spent a portion of her summer fellowship in the studio with us, tuning in to a live recording of “Dollars and Change,” SiriusXM’s only show devoted to social impact and business. Listeners can hear WSIIRead More

August 10, 2015   |   Posted in: General News

Student Perspective: SiriusXM “Dollars and Change” Recap, Week of July 16

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Wharton Social Impact Fellow Petra Nichols spent a portion of her summer fellowship in the studio with us, tuning in to a live recording of “Dollars and Change,” SiriusXM’s only show devoted to social impact and business. Listeners can hearRead More

August 7, 2015   |   Posted in: Sirius

Lipman Family Prize Doubles Award Amount, 2016 Application Season Now Open

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This year’s Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize winner and two finalists will take home twice the amount of their predecessors, thanks to a significant investment from prize founders Barry & Marie Lipman. The winning organization will receive $250,000 inRead More

August 5, 2015   |   Posted in: Awards

Student Perspective: Learning about the Future of Gender Lens Investing

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A group of Wharton Social Impact Fellows recently attended “Modeling a Future Gender Lens Investing Portfolio,” a conference hosted by USAID and partners. These highly engaged students have been involved in research and analysis for our Investing in Women & Girls project thisRead More

July 27, 2015   |   Posted in: Student Perspective

Business for Good: Creating a Social Impact Ecosystem at Wharton

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In June, three members of the WSII team headed to Boston to participate in the fourth annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education. We wanted to show the higher education community that Wharton is building on ourRead More

July 27, 2015   |   Posted in: General News, Research, WSII News & Thoughts
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