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

From San Francisco to Mumbai: Six lessons learned from a Wharton undergrad’s social entrepreneurial journey

As part of our commitment to growing the talent pipeline, the Wharton Social Impact Initiative launched the Turner Social Impact Society (TSIS) in 2014 with the generous support of K. Robert “Bobby” Turner (W’84) and Lauren Golub Turner (W’85). TSIS is a community of Wharton and Penn undergraduate students whoRead More

Student Perspective: Striving for Good Business and Good Returns

In her Fellowship with Wharton Social Impact Initiative, Cathleen Gui applied what she’s learned about impact investing to the emerging field of gender lens investing. The speed at which impact investing has evolved in recent years has been rapid, going from a concept to an investing approach that is increasinglyRead More

Student Perspective: What I Learned About Mission Preservation through Legal Documents

Last fall, Wharton Social Impact Initiative announced a collaborative project with Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic. Our Social Impact Fellowship legal research team—composed of Anne Tucker, an associate professor of law at Georgia State University, and four Penn Law students—collected and analyzed data to better understand how impact investing funds reflectRead More

Student Perspective: What Impact Investors Can Learn from Benefit Corporations

Last fall, Wharton Social Impact Initiative announced a collaborative project with Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic. In collaboration with Anne Tucker, an associate professor of law at Georgia State University, and supported by four Penn Law students through the Social Impact Fellowship, this cross-campus collaboration aimed to advance our ongoing impactRead More

Student Perspective: What Legal Contracts Can Say About Core Values

Last fall, Wharton Social Impact Initiative announced a collaborative project with Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic. In collaboration with Anne Tucker, an associate professor of law at Georgia State University, and supported by four Penn Law students through the Social Impact Fellowship, this cross-campus collaboration aimed to advance our ongoing impactRead More

Student Perspective: Applying a Legal Lens to Impact Investing

Last fall, Wharton Social Impact Initiative announced a collaborative project with Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (ELC), and during the 2017 spring semester we welcomed four Penn Law students to continue the work through the Social Impact Fellowship. In collaboration with Anne Tucker, an associate professor of law at GeorgiaRead More