Student Perspective: Three Takeaways from the Women in the World Summit

Women in the World Summit

Gender Lens Investing Fellow Carolyn Han shares her experience attending the New York Times’ Women in the World Summit earlier this spring. The three-day Women in the World Summit, held in New York City, presents powerful new female role models whose personal stories illuminate the most pressing international issues. Every year, the summit brings inRead More

Five Ways to Advance Gender Lens Investing in Africa

  Gender lens investing is gaining traction with investors around the globe and Africa is no exception. WSII’s Senior Gender Lens Investing Advisor Suzanne Biegel reflects on discussions and lessons learned at Sankalp Africa Summit, a 2017 gathering of more than 1,000 investors, fund managers, entrepreneurs, and intermediaries focused onRead More

Event Recap: Wharton Social Impact Conference in Philadelphia

What if impact investing was just called “investing?” This month, we’ve had a number of fascinating conversations about the current state—and future—of the industry. At the Wharton Social Impact Conference in Philadelphia, that conversation continued and thrived among 220 attendees. (And you can still be part of it!) This year’sRead More

The Wharton School and Bridges co-host Sixth Annual Impact Investing Competition

25 business schools from around the world compete for $50,000 investment opportunity Students from the world’s top business and policy schools gathered on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia for the culmination of the MIINT—the MBA Impact Investing Network & Training program. Three winning teams secured a total ofRead More

Social Innovator in Residence Program to Host Entrepreneur Derek Handley, Nov. 2-3

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce that Derek Handley will be added to the list of social impact innovators to visit campus through the Angella and David Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence Program. The Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence Program aims to foster meaningful interactions between current studentsRead More

Save the Date: Wharton Reception at SOCAP

This September, thousands of social entrepreneurs, impact investors, researchers, foundations, corporations, nonprofits and leading social impact visionaries will gather in San Francisco for the annual SOCAP conference. We’re excited to head back to the west coast, and want to continue the conversation around social impact and innovation. Please join Wharton SocialRead More

Wharton hosts largest-ever MIINT competition, MIT Sloan takes top prize

Last weekend, 25 student teams from some of the world’s top business and policy schools gathered on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia for the culmination of MIINT—the MBA Impact Investing Network & Training program. MIINT is an experiential lab designed to give business students a hands-on education in impact investing,Read More

Event Recap: Wharton | San Francisco Social Impact Conference 2016

The room was buzzing with a mix of social impact experts, curious practitioners, and academics—all gathered at the annual Wharton | San Francisco Social Impact Conference to discuss impact at scale. In mid-March, the annual student-run conference returned with a powerhouse line-up of experts and panels on entrepreneurship, defining and measuring impact,Read More