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

Save the Date: Wharton Reception at SOCAP

This September, thousands of social entrepreneurs, impact investors, researchers, foundations, corporations, nonprofits and leading social impact visionaries will gather in San Francisco for the annual SOCAP conference. We’re excited to head back to the west coast, and want to continue the conversation around social impact and innovation. Please join Wharton SocialRead 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

Four Social Impact Events to Watch

Welcome back from spring break, Wharton! Here’s a look ahead at the four social impact events hosted by Wharton Social Impact Initiative over the next month. We’ve invited these experts to campus to enrich and inspire social impact discussion among students, faculty, and alumni; look forward to small group lunches, one-on-one meetings, workshops,Read More

Event Recap: Wharton Executive MBAs Attend the Cleantech Open Global Forum

Last month, I had the opportunity to see companies from around the world unveiling breakthrough developments  through the Cleantech Open, the world’s largest accelerator of early-stage clean-technology companies. Cleantech Open Board Member Ron Lusk invited several Wharton Executive MBA students from the San Francisco campus to the Cleantech Open GlobalRead More

Kellogg, Wharton, and Haas Take Top Honors at MIINT Finals

This Saturday, April 18, the fourth annual MIINT competition—an international training program for business students interested in impact investing—welcomed over 100 participants, judges and guests to the University of Pennsylvania campus for the most well-attended finals to date. After a full day of pitches and deliberation, student teams from KelloggRead More