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

A Carnival Ride That Runs on Vegetables? Meeting with Joey Hundert

Wharton undergraduate Jason Choi. W’17, shares his student perspective from a recent visit with Joey Hundert, a sustainability-obsessed business leader who’s held the position of “social entrepreneur in residence” with Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the last four years. This post originally appeared on Choi’s blog, Breaking Hoops. How do you inspireRead More

A Look Ahead: Spring Semester Guests & Speakers

At Wharton Social Impact Initiative we are busier than ever. In addition to our other programming for students and alumni, this semester’s Social Impact Speaker Series promises a surplus of fascinating speakers and visitors. We’ve invited these experts to campus to enrich and inspire social impact discussion among students, faculty, and alumni; look forwardRead More

Impact Investing Discussion Series is a Powerful Tool for Alumni

We often hear from Wharton and Penn alumni that they’ve heard of impact investing, but they aren’t quite sure what it is – let alone know how to engage in it themselves. In October, Wharton Social Impact Initiative kicked off a collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation called “The Capital for SocialRead More