WIVA Facilitates Impact Investment into Melanence, an E-Learning Startup Focused on Communities of Color

melanence logo

A team of Penn students in Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) helped facilitate an impact investment into Melanence – an online professional ecosystem where communities of color are empowered to grow skills, build networks, and earn additional income. After conducting rigorous due diligence on Melanence, the student team at WhartonRead More

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School, and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Collaborate on Impact Investing Data Collection

New joint effort will advance both research and practice in impact investing PHILADELPHIA, October 28, 2020 – Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, the Harvard Business School Impact Collaboratory, and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School announced today the launch of the ImpactRead More

Project Sage 3.0: New Gender Lens Investing Report

cover of WSII report Project Sage 3.0

What’s the latest in the world of gender lens investing? This month, Wharton Social Impact Initiative and Catalyst at Large published Project Sage 3.0. This new impact investing report tracks venture capital, private equity, and private debt with a gender lens, analyzing data and trends through December 2019. How bigRead More

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

event image for 2.25 panel event with four stacked headshots

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

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

WSII and Good Capital Project launch Total Impact Portfolio Challenge

The Good Capital Project, in collaboration with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, is launching the Total Impact Portfolio Challenge – a competition to provide a hands-on opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to build 100% impact investment portfolios by integrating social and environmental impact across asset classes. “Good Capital ProjectRead More