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Student Perspective: Learning about the Future of Gender Lens Investing


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


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

Student Perspective: SiriusXM “Dollars and Change” Recap, Week of July 2


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

July 24, 2015   |   Posted in: General News

Student Perspective: SiriusXM “Dollars and Change” Recap, Week of July 9

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Wharton Social Impact Fellows Samantha Klein and Emma Kloppenburg tuned in to a live recording of “Dollars and Change” on Wharton Business Radio, powered by SiriusXM. Here’s what they learned from the two-hour segment. Employees are an organization’s most valuable asset.Read More

July 21, 2015   |   Posted in: Sirius, Student Perspective

Student Perspective: Why I Pursue Business with a Purpose

Jenna Gebel

Jenna Gebel, a second-year MBA candidate at Wharton, wrote about her summer internship working in sustainability at Coca-Cola’s Atlanta headquarters. I will never forget the moment when I found out I was accepted to the Coca-Cola Office of Sustainability internship program. SittingRead More

July 15, 2015   |   Posted in: Student Perspective

Warby Parker’s 7 Lessons for New Grads


At this year’s commencement ceremony, 855 newly-minted Wharton MBAs heard a bit of wisdom from within their own ranks. Just five years after their own graduation, the co-founders and co-CEOs of Warby Parker — Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa (bothRead More

July 6, 2015   |   Posted in: Alumni, Alumni Perspective, WSII News & Thoughts

SiriusXM Recap of “Dollars and Change”: Week of June 25

sirius studio

We often hear that “us young people” find it too hard to get up early in the morning. Although it might be slightly difficult to wake up in time for a 7:45am work-related event, the inconvenience pales in comparison toRead More

July 2, 2015   |   Posted in: Sirius, Student Perspective

Student Perspective: A Day in the Life at a Healthcare Accelerator


Earlier this month, Wharton Social Impact Initiative’s Investing in Women fellowship team traveled down to the Navy Yard to experience the day in the life of an accelerator. Wharton undergrads Emma Kloppenburg, Dan Wang, and Lynette Ashaba. Inefficient. Ineffective. Exclusive. We knowRead More

June 30, 2015   |   Posted in: Student Perspective, Students

Student Perspective: Creating Value in Non-Profit Partnerships

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Rising senior Taylor Yates spent last fall’s social impact fellowship conducting research and creating a strategy for Spark, a Philadelphia education nonprofit. Today she shares what she learned along the way about strategy, assumptions, and attracting nonprofit sponsorship. Creating value isn’t justRead More

June 9, 2015   |   Posted in: Student Perspective, Students

Building Companies That Make a Difference: An Interview with Joey Hundert

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Joey Hundert — social entrepreneur, start-up consultant and founder of the “Sustainival,” the world’s first green carnival — has been working for a decade and a half to promote ventures that both make money and make the world a betterRead More

June 3, 2015   |   Posted in: WSII News & Thoughts
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