Beyond-Aid Approaches to Promoting Gender Equality: Birdsall House Conference Series on Women

How can businesses go beyond traditional forms of corporate social responsibility to integrate gender equality into their value chains? How can the banking sector narrow gaps in access to formal financial services? How can international policy-making levers like trade agreements play a role in combating gender discrimination? Last November, IRead More

Student Perspective: Three Takeaways from the Women in the World Summit

Women in the World Summit

Gender Lens Investing Fellow Carolyn Han shares her experience attending the New York Times’ Women in the World Summit earlier this spring. The three-day Women in the World Summit, held in New York City, presents powerful new female role models whose personal stories illuminate the most pressing international issues. Every year, the summit brings inRead More

Event Recap: Wharton | San Francisco Social Impact Conference 2016

The room was buzzing with a mix of social impact experts, curious practitioners, and academics—all gathered at the annual Wharton | San Francisco Social Impact Conference to discuss impact at scale. In mid-March, the annual student-run conference returned with a powerhouse line-up of experts and panels on entrepreneurship, defining and measuring impact,Read 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

Wharton SIC hosts social impact conference

This year’s MBA-led social impact conference returns on Friday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Huntsman Hall. With a focus on social innovation, the conference aims to explore how alternate technologies, business models and financial instruments are driving social impact.  The conference features morning keynote speaker Sacha Dichter,Read More

Social Impact Round Up: Michael Feinberg at Penn

 Wharton Social Impact Initiative presents a weekly round-up of events related to social impact topics. These lectures, conferences, speaker series and meetings represent the broad range of social impact opportunities at Wharton and Penn. Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series: Michael Feinberg October 24: Wharton alum BobbyRead More