Social Impact and Business Stories

When it comes to dismantling inequality, where do we begin, and what’s the best approach? Panelists Valerie Jarrett, Dalila Wilson-Scott, and Antony Bugg-Levine weigh in.

Solving Society’s Biggest Problems, Starting with Cross-Sector Collaboration

Wharton’s Katherine Klein speaks with Lisa Hall from Georgetown University’s Beeck Center about a new framework for making investments in distressed communities more equitable.

Changing Communities: How to Bring Fairness into Finance

“The evidence is increasingly strong that integrating a mindset around environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) [criteria] leads to better investment returns.”

Can BlackRock’s Strategy Shift Make a Difference on Climate Change? Wharton’s Katherine Klein Weighs In

WIVA, Wharton Social Impact Initiative’s impact investing program, analyzed more than 600 deals and helped facilitate more than $1.6 million in funding. WIVA’s latest deal aims to have a positive impact on a major issue in the United States.

WIVA’s Latest Deal Aims to Break Down Barriers for People with Criminal Records

Vincent Stanley, director of philosophy at Patagonia, recently visited Wharton as a Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker. He discussed Patagonia’s commitment to solving environmental challenges through responsible business practices.

Responsible Business Lessons from Patagonia

Jess Stokes, WG’21, and Wei Wei, a student in the Graduate School of Education, worked on a WISE Fellowship project with the Philadelphia Zoo to grow their student science program — and expand their impact.

Saving the Planet Through Education With the Philadelphia Zoo