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

WSII Launches New Tools for Urban Impact

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of the Urban Impact Scaling Lab, a website dedicated to sharing knowledge from academia and industry to strengthen the American city, starting with Philadelphia. The Scaling Lab is a project within WSII’s All In Philadelphia initiative and focuses on how businessRead More

VIDEO: Alumni-founded Common Market partners with Philly’s anchor institutions

Of the 10 largest cities in the country, Philadelphia has the highest rate of obesity, heart disease, diabetes. Those problems have “their roots in lifestyle, particularly around access to healthy food.” So begins a new video from Common Market, the mission-driven food distributor founded by Wharton grads Haile Johnston (W’95) andRead More

Hello from Quaker Days, Wharton class of 2020!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Penn! While you preview your future life in Philadelphia, we hope you’ll look into the many ways to weave social impact into your university experience. At Wharton, you can apply business strategies for a better world. The Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) leverages Wharton’s strengths to develop and promoteRead More

Investing in Women Impact Stories: Criterion’s Joy Anderson

WSII’s Investing in Women program is pleased to bring you a series of interviews to introduce thought leaders in the space and create a conversation abound a more gender informed economy. We have selected individuals from across the impact spectrum – multinational companies, impact investors, social entrepreneurs, and more –toRead More

Welcome, Prospective MBA Students!

Did you know that Wharton students have opportunities to apply business strategies for a better world? The Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) leverages Wharton’s strengths to develop and promote business strategies for a better world.  Our cross-cutting work focuses on impact finance, impact entrepreneurship, and strategic corporate social impact, andRead More

Consulting for Strategic Corporate Social Impact at the Mid-Market

At the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show early January, Intel’s CEO announced in his keynote address that all of the company’s products will be conflict-free by the end of 2016.  The key reason he cited: the company’s millennial consumers demanded it. Companies like Intel are recognizing that corporate social responsibilityRead More