Social Impact and Business Stories

He and his team of lawyers, all of whom identify as LGBTQIA+, argued successfully to decriminalize homosexuality in the Indian Supreme Court.

Udai Bhardwaj Decriminalized Homosexuality In India. Now, He’s Coming To Wharton.

Emily Grossarth, C’24, W’24, may be a beach girl but she’s no beach bum. She founded the Penn Surf Club and runs a surf school for young girls in her Jersey hometown.

‘Surf Club Girl’ Is Riding the Waves at Penn

“We need to use analytics to help people understand why diversity, inclusion, and belonging is important but there are practical systemic realities that inhibit it, and why we need to re-code the system with first principles and new frameworks to make a difference!” said Shujaat Ahmad, WG’17.

How this Alumnus is Merging People Analytics with Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Jay Bishen, WG’22, reflects on his internship at the Development Finance Corporation, a U.S. government agency.

Investing in Emerging Markets One Social Enterprise at a Time

Hamsa Bastani, assistant professor of operations, information, and decisions at Wharton, discusses key findings from her research on how deep web data and machine learning can help law enforcement agencies investigate and intervene in human trafficking.

Research Spotlight: Prof. Hamsa Bastani on Using Machine Learning To Combat Human Trafficking

Medical student Medha Sharma joined the Fund for Health to support Penn’s investment in the social determinants of health. She shares her methodology for finding and investing in companies that make a difference.

How I Found That Deal: Impact Investing in the Social Determinants of Health