Student Perspective: Striving for Good Business and Good Returns

In her Fellowship with Wharton Social Impact Initiative, Cathleen Gui applied what she’s learned about impact investing to the emerging field of gender lens investing. The speed at which impact investing has evolved in recent years has been rapid, going from a concept to an investing approach that is increasinglyRead More

With Turner Social Impact Society, Student Leaders Emerge

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is proud to announce the inaugural cohort of the Turner Social Impact Society, a group of 20 undergraduates poised to become the world’s next great social impact leaders. The Turner Social Impact Society, developed and launched for the 2014-2015 school year, is a close-knit community of students united byRead More

Turner Social Impact Speaker Series Returns on November 4

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce the Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series will feature a dialogue with tennis star and philanthropist Andre Agassi. In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the series, Agassi returns to Wharton on Tuesday, November 4 to talk about his impactful role inRead More

Social Impact Society launches at Wharton

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Turner Social Impact Society, a new opportunity for undergraduate students.  The Turner Social Impact Society (TSIS) is a community of students united by their shared passion for making a difference, and their commitment to gaining the skills and knowledge to doRead More

Conference to Fill Gap in Social Impact

Major gaps still exist in the social impact ecosystem between entrepreneurs and successful innovators who want to give back to the world, and investors who are willing to support their cause. The only way to truly tackle the world’s growing pains is by closing this gap and finding sustainable solutionsRead 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

Ashton Kutcher talks with Wharton alum in Social Impact Speaker Series

Want to change the world? First, change yourself. That was the theme of the night, during Monday’s revealing tableside chat between Wharton alumnus Bobby Turner and actor, producer and tech investor Ashton Kutcher. The Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series brings high-profile guests to campus to speak their livesRead More

Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series: October 7

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce that The Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series, featuring a discussion with Ashton Kutcher, is rescheduled for Monday, October 7. Further details and an invitation will follow. Interested attendees must re-register for a seat. The event is open toRead More

WSII Vice Dean Speaks at MBA Reunion

In her keynote presentation last Friday morning at Wharton MBA Reunion 2013, Katherine Klein, the Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management, asked the audience what came to mind when they thought of “social impact.” Answers—and there were many from the eager alumni in attendance—ranged from nonprofits to impact investing to “helpRead More