VIDEO: Alumni-founded Common Market partners with Philly’s anchor institutions

Of the 10 largest cities in the country, Philadelphia has the highest rate of obesity, heart disease, diabetes. Those problems have “their roots in lifestyle, particularly around access to healthy food.” So begins a new video from Common Market, the mission-driven food distributor founded by Wharton grads Haile Johnston (W’95) andRead More

Student Perspective: Redefining Local Produce in Detroit, Creating Solutions for Small Urban Farmers

Sophomore Serena Bia, C’18, reflects on her summer experience managing a rooftop farm in Detroit, Michigan where she conducted research on how to maintain an economically viable small urban farm. Her work was supported through Wharton Social Impact Initiative’s summer internship funding. Detroit is no longer a one-industry town relying on automobile production—theRead More

Press Release: Visiting Practitioner Program Connects Students with Social Impact Experts

Philadelphia, October 1, 2014 – In the latest effort to connect students with leading business, social impact, and nonprofit visionaries, Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) is pleased to host visiting social impact practitioner Bill Clark, W’74, former executive director of Philabundance, Philadelphia’s largest hunger relief organization. Bill Clark, W’74 “OurRead More

Student Perspective: Addressing Local Hunger with a Business Mindset

Wharton junior Micah Sandusky spent his summer working to tackle local hunger alongside Philabundance, and assisting with business operations at the nation’s first nonprofit supermarket. Wharton Social Impact Initiative provided him with funding and support as part of the summer Social Impact Fellows program.   What can a food bank do when demand forRead More