What's happening in Social Impact

Introducing 13 Social Impact Leaders Receiving Loan Forgiveness Awards in 2020

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The Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service. These 13 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

Three Leaders in Business, Government, and Nonprofit to Discuss How to Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

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The Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Antony Bugg-Levine, Valerie Jarrett, and Dalia Wilson-Scott to the Wharton School. On February 25th, Penn and Wharton students will have the opportunity to hear from three industry leaders on the evolving role of business, government, and nonprofits. Antony Bugg-LevineRead More

Financial Times Highlights Wharton Social Impact Research and Programs in a Special Report

The Financial Times featured Wharton and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) in an October 20th article about business schools shaping the future of social impact. The article prominently featured the WISE Fellowship, Wharton Impact Ventures Associates (WIVA), and WSII research on what makes companies good employers for women andRead More

Patagonia’s Vincent Stanley to Visit Campus as a Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker

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This year, the Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series is pleased to invite Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy at Patagonia, to the Wharton School. Penn/Wharton students will have the opportunity to hear from Stanley in a fireside chat with Bobby Turner, W’84, CEO of Turner Impact Capital. Stanley will alsoRead 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 $1.9 million in loan forgiveness awards. Applications are now open for the BendheimRead More

8 Wharton Faculty & Doctoral Students Awarded Funding for Social Impact Research

Rigorous research provides the foundation for meaningful and sustainable social change. The Wharton Social Impact Initiative Fund for Social Impact Research helps support faculty and doctoral research across many areas and disciplines. We’re pleased to announce the 2019-2020 WSII Fund for Social Impact Research winners: FACULTY Hamsa Bastani, Assistant ProfessorRead More

Client Applications Now Open for the Fall 2019 WISE Program

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Industry professionals: are you looking for bright talent to help you with a challenging social impact project? Take this opportunity to work with Wharton and Penn students and apply to become a client with the WISE Program. Student fellows in the WISE Program support clients with research, consulting, and strategyRead More