Social Impact and Business Stories

Lizbeth Nunez, WG’22, reflects on her internship with Firework Ventures — an impact venture capital firm co-founded by alum Ashley Bittner, WG’13, that invests in future-of-work companies.

Investing to Impact the Future of Work

Measuring impact is tricky. Wharton Social Impact’s Head of Research Maoz (Michael) Brown and Doctoral Fellow Lauren Kaufmann discuss key findings from their forthcoming research on how investors assess impact for social and environmental change.

Research Spotlight: How Impact Investors Measure Impact

Sophia Chang, W’24, C’24, reflects on her internship with the Penn Medicine – Wharton Fund for Health and how this experience can make a meaningful impact in Philadelphia.

What I Learned About Impact Investing for the Social Determinants of Health

Learn about student programs and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative in the 2021–22 academic year.

9 Ways Students Can Get Involved with Social Impact This Year

Arthur van Benthem, associate professor of business economics and public policy at Wharton, discusses key findings from his research on vehicle air pollution and emissions standards.

Research Spotlight: Prof. Arthur van Benthem on New Cars, Old Cars, and Air Pollution Today

Through a series of conversations on the Dollars and Change podcast, Vice Dean Katherine Klein explores the topics of racial equity in investing and diversity in the workplace with leaders in the field.

Diversity and Racial Equity in Investing: Conversations with Industry Leaders and Researchers