Foundations to Fortune 500s: TSIS Students “Trek” for Business and Social Impact

Some trek to far-off lands to see exotic animals. Others trek up four flights of stairs to get to their walk-up apartments. For Turner Social Impact Society (TSIS) students, however, a “trek” means neither exotic animals nor many flights of stairs. It means a chance to meet with impact investors, corporations,Read More

Social Impact at Wharton Global Forum: 4 Takeaways

  Visionaries, rainmakers, trend-spotters, influencers, inventors, disruptors, advisers—these are Wharton alumni. Several members of the WSII team had the pleasure of attending the 52nd Wharton Global Forum in New York City, where we heard fascinating panels and networked with attendees. The common thread among these leaders in business, government, academia,Read More

WSII and Good Capital Project launch Total Impact Portfolio Challenge

The Good Capital Project, in collaboration with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, is launching the Total Impact Portfolio Challenge – a competition to provide a hands-on opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to build 100% impact investment portfolios by integrating social and environmental impact across asset classes. “Good Capital Project isRead More

Five things to know about Project Sage

Project Sage is a global scan of private equity, venture capital and private debt funds with a gender lens, published today as a collaboration between the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Suzanne Biegel, Catalyst at Large. Download the full Project Sage reportRead More

Alumni Perspective: How Universities Can Create Positive Social Change

This past June, Turner Social Impact Society member Will Slotznick, C’17, traveled to Cartagena, Columbia to represent Penn’s Digital Seeds Program at the Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA). The convention brought together academic communities from across the Western Hemisphere to share their experiences with actionable research for socialRead More

Welcome undergrads, and Class of 2021!

Undergraduates of Penn and Wharton, Spring 2017

Welcome, undergrads! Whether you’re a freshman arriving on campus for the first time, or a seasoned upperclassman making moves, there are so many exciting opportunities ahead at Penn. More and more, we see incoming students arrive on campus inspired to create change in the world and in their careers, andRead More

Q&A: Four Undergrads on Impact Investing Research

Each year, undergraduate Social Impact Fellows play an important role in building the evidence base for impact investing. Our undergraduate research team learns about the impact investing industry through a deep-dive into a proprietary collection of impact investing fund documents. Further, the team reviews impact funds’ and social enterprises’ publiclyRead More

2016: The Social Impact Year in Review

Each new year, we are filled with possibility. Some make resolutions, some set major goals, and some are just excited to return to the campus routine once more. As we begin what is sure to be a busy spring semester, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the events, stories,Read More