Recently Launched: Wharton Alumni Social Impact Club

Wharton alumni networking at an event

Alumni—there are more ways than ever to engage in social impact. Learn more about getting involved. Wharton alumni are leaders in business, government, academia, philanthropy, and more. Though their diverse experiences span sectors, social impact is a common thread. “Our alumni have a deep commitment to social impact and strongRead More

VIDEO: Alumni-founded Common Market partners with Philly’s anchor institutions

Of the 10 largest cities in the country, Philadelphia has the highest rate of obesity, heart disease, diabetes. Those problems have “their roots in lifestyle, particularly around access to healthy food.” So begins a new video from Common Market, the mission-driven food distributor founded by Wharton grads Haile Johnston (W’95) andRead More

Impact Investing Discussion Series is a Powerful Tool for Alumni

We often hear from Wharton and Penn alumni that they’ve heard of impact investing, but they aren’t quite sure what it is – let alone know how to engage in it themselves. In October, Wharton Social Impact Initiative kicked off a collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation called “The Capital for SocialRead More

#WhartonGrad: Alumni Spotlight Month

Wharton grads look at the world’s most pressing challenges and say: “How can we change this?” Our alumni connect their business knowledge and commitment to social change in innovative organizations, companies, and careers. It’s true – everywhere we look, it seems Wharton grads are doing something inspirational. And a new class is setRead More

Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund Aids Wharton MBAs Employed In Public Service

Bendheim Fellows

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 recipients of the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service, an award bestowed upon graduates making an impact in the world. Managed by WSII, the Bendheim fund is designed to ease the burden of student loans for selectedRead More

Students meet impact investor and Calvert Foundation CEO at Wharton Power Dinner

By Stephanie Kim, Manager of Community Impact, Wharton Social Impact Initiative Wharton Social Impact Initiative was thrilled to facilitate a Wharton Power Dinner at the Cira Center Oct. 7 with 12 MBA students and Lisa Hall, W’87, departing President and CEO of Calvert Foundation. Hall led a wide-ranging discussion onRead More

Why Eva, Ashton and Andre? Bobby Turner, W’84, talks speaker series

Bobby Turner, W'84, shares a presentation about social impact and "Gens Y and Z" during the Social Impact Executive Speaker Series on Oct. 7. 2013.

Wharton alum K. Robert “Bobby” Turner is a man on a mission – a mission to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to do the same. And when it comes to inspiring others to make a difference, he’s starting at Penn. His message? You can makeRead More