Student Perspective: GMC students explore ways to alleviate poverty in Rwanda

A cow donated to a Rwandan woman by Wharton students

This story originally appeared in Wharton Magazine’s blog network. These co-authors share an unexpected and enriching Global Modular Course experience that brought Wharton students and a Rwandan community together. Kristal Dehnad is enrolled in the Wharton MBA for Executives program, and Joseph Sinatra is a second-year MBA candidate. This summer, we and 27 other Wharton MBA studentsRead More

Video: Katherine Klein on Social Impact and Opportunity

Knowledge@Wharton High School recently spoke with Wharton Social Impact Initiative Vice Dean Katherine Klein on social impact and opportunity. KWHS intern Ila Kuma, a high school senior, led the interview, exploring topics like entrepreneurship, innovation, and accountability — and how they meet at the intersection of business and social impact. “TheRead More

WSII Vice Dean Speaks at MBA Reunion

In her keynote presentation last Friday morning at Wharton MBA Reunion 2013, Katherine Klein, the Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management, asked the audience what came to mind when they thought of “social impact.” Answers—and there were many from the eager alumni in attendance—ranged from nonprofits to impact investing to “helpRead More

Social Impact Course: GMC takes leadership lessons from Rwanda

Wharton Executive MBA Professor Katherine Klein, vice dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, designed the global modular course, “Conflict, Leadership and Change: Lessons from Rwanda,” as a case study for students to learn about both failed and transformational leadership.She recently returned from Rwanda where she and Eric Kacou, a Wharton MBA alumnusRead More

Second Year Success for Lipman Family Prize

By Matthew Brodsky Sure, the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize is a joint initiative between the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School. But in two fast years, the program has become a showpiece for the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII). “We like to say social impact is inRead More