Wharton hosts largest-ever MIINT competition, MIT Sloan takes top prize

Last weekend, 25 student teams from some of the world’s top business and policy schools gathered on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia for the culmination of MIINT—the MBA Impact Investing Network & Training program. MIINT is an experiential lab designed to give business students a hands-on education in impact investing,Read More

20 Wharton Alumni to Receive Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 recipients of the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service. These recent Wharton alumni–now recognized as Bendheim Fellows— were selected from a pool of talented graduates, all lending their business acumen to careers in the nonprofit or public sectors.Read More

Wharton Social Impact Initiative announces 2014 MBA loan forgiveness fund

The world of business is changing. With it, Wharton graduates’ aspirations are changing too. For recent Wharton alumni lending their business knowledge to careers in the nonprofit or public sectors, a social-impact focused fund managed by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative can help ease the burden of student loans. The John M. BendheimRead More

NEWS: Top Business Schools Compete at Wharton’s Impact Investing Competition

The winners of this year’s MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) competition were announced at an event attended by over 60 students from seven top U.S. business schools, held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on March 22. The MIINT program is an initiative of BridgesRead More

Social Aspirations at Business Plan Competition

The Wharton Business Plan Competition recently announced the winner of its newly-instituted Social Impact Prize: Dana Cita, a microlending firm founded by second year MBA candidate Susli Lie, WG’14, and co-managed by impact investor Tom Schmittzehe, WG ’03. The Social Impact Prize, a $10,000 award, is bestowed upon the strongest business planRead 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

Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund applications due Oct. 20

Bendheim Fellows

The John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service creates possibilities for Wharton graduates to pursue purpose-driven careers  in the nonprofit and public sectors, without the heavy burden of student loan debt. Since 2005, the fund has granted nearly 80 awards totaling close to $1 million. Applications for this year’s Loan Forgiveness FundRead More

Social Impact Award: Wharton grad honored by Alumni Club of New York

D. Wayne Silby received the Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact.

Impact investor and social entrepreneur D. Wayne Silby was recognized this week for a lifetime of social impact achievement. Silby, W’70, received the Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact for his accomplishments in impact investing and social entrepreneurship. Presented by The Alumni Club of New York, this award pays tributeRead More