What's happening in Social Impact

WIVA Helps Facilitate Impact Investment into Ed-Tech Startup mytaptrack

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After rigorous due diligence, the student team at Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) is excited to help facilitate an impact investing deal for mytaptrack, an education technology startup, on the crowdfunding platform Netcapital. Over seven million students in the US have an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) to suit their specialRead More

Paid Social Impact Summer Internships for 1st Year MBAs

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First-year MBAs, are you looking for a paid summer 2021 internship in social impact? Check out these three opportunities. Not only will you gain valuable experience, but you’ll also work with Wharton alumni! 1. Government: Social Enterprise Finance Team Intern with U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) The DFC’s SocialRead More

17 Social Impact Leaders Receiving Loan Forgiveness Awards in 2021

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The Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service. These 17 Bendheim Fellows are examples of Wharton alumni who are using their business acumen in finance, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more to solve the world’s mostRead More

WIVA Facilitates Impact Investment into Melanence, an E-Learning Startup Focused on Communities of Color

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A team of Penn students in Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) helped facilitate an impact investment into Melanence – an online professional ecosystem where communities of color are empowered to grow skills, build networks, and earn additional income. After conducting rigorous due diligence on Melanence, the student team at WhartonRead More

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School, and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Collaborate on Impact Investing Data Collection

New joint effort will advance both research and practice in impact investing PHILADELPHIA, October 28, 2020 – Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, the Harvard Business School Impact Collaboratory, and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School announced today the launch of the ImpactRead More

Bobby and Lauren Turner Deepen Their Commitment to the Wharton Social Impact Initiative

PHILADELPHIA, September 23, 2020 — The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a $2.5 million commitment from undergraduate alumni Bobby Turner, W’84 and Lauren Golub Turner, W’85 to sustain and strengthen the MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network & Training) program, a collaboration between the WhartonRead More

Applications open for the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund

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Wharton MBA alumni: receive a financial award for your career in social impact. If you’re a recent graduate in a nonprofit, education, government, or social impact career, apply to join the nearly 100 different Wharton alumni who have already received $2 million in loan forgiveness awards. Applications are now open for the BendheimRead More