Announcing the 2020 Total Impact Portfolio Challenge Finals

The Total Impact Portfolio Challenge is a year-long, graduate student impact investing competition produced in collaboration by Wharton Social Impact Initiative and Total Impact. Students from graduate schools around the country show how they would use the power of capital markets to deliver both financial and social returns. This year,Read More

Three Leaders in Business, Government, and Nonprofit to Discuss How to Solve the World’s Biggest Problems

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The Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Antony Bugg-Levine, Valerie Jarrett, and Dalia Wilson-Scott to the Wharton School. On February 25th, Penn and Wharton students will have the opportunity to hear from three industry leaders on the evolving role of business, government, and nonprofits. Antony Bugg-LevineRead More

Patagonia’s Vincent Stanley to Visit Campus as a Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker

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This year, the Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series is pleased to invite Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy at Patagonia, to the Wharton School. Penn/Wharton students will have the opportunity to hear from Stanley in a fireside chat with Bobby Turner, W’84, CEO of Turner Impact Capital. Stanley will alsoRead More

Social Innovator in Residence Program to Host Entrepreneur Joey Hundert, Feb. 25-27

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Since 2014, Wharton Social Impact has invited social impact leaders to Penn’s campus for a multi-day visit filled with events and dialogue with students. We are pleased to announce Joey Hundert, Founder & CEO of Sustainitech, as the 2019 Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence. Nazarian Social Innovators share their careerRead More

Social Impact at Wharton Global Forum: 4 Takeaways

Visionaries, rainmakers, trend-spotters, influencers, inventors, disruptors, advisers—these are Wharton alumni. Several members of the WSII team had the pleasure of attending the 52nd Wharton Global Forum in New York City, where we heard fascinating panels and networked with attendees. The common thread among these leaders in business, government, academia, andRead More

Event Recap: Wharton Social Impact Conference in Philadelphia

What if impact investing was just called “investing?” This month, we’ve had a number of fascinating conversations about the current state—and future—of the industry. At the Wharton Social Impact Conference in Philadelphia, that conversation continued and thrived among 220 attendees. (And you can still be part of it!) This year’sRead More

The Wharton School and Bridges co-host Sixth Annual Impact Investing Competition

25 business schools from around the world compete for $50,000 investment opportunity Students from the world’s top business and policy schools gathered on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia for the culmination of the MIINT—the MBA Impact Investing Network & Training program. Three winning teams secured a total ofRead More

Social Innovator in Residence Program to Host Entrepreneur Derek Handley, Nov. 2-3

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce that Derek Handley will be added to the list of social impact innovators to visit campus through the Angella and David Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence Program. The Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence Program aims to foster meaningful interactions between current studentsRead More