New Report: “Innovative Finance: Mobilizing Capital for Maximum Impact”

A new report from Wharton Social Impact Initiative and Knowledge@Wharton examines the origins and different approaches of innovative finance for social impact. Ending poverty and fostering sustainable development — the aims of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — will require some $3.9 trillion annually for the next 15 yearsRead More

Not “Small, Soft, and Pink”: Breaking Down Misconceptions about Gender Lens Investing and Impact Investing

Consideration of impact in investing not only infuses social issues with much-need sustainable capital, but also makes for more prudent investors who better recognize risks and opportunities. Given the rising need for private sector intervention in solving public sector issues, we believe there is much to be done at theRead More

Exploring the Next Iteration of Social Entrepreneurship

In the fall, we welcomed  social impact strategist Diana Ayton-Shenker as the first Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence at Wharton. Named one of “25 Dynamic Women Changing the World” by Good Business New York, Ayton-Shenker is a leader in social impact, strategic philanthropy, leadership and organizational development, and private-nonprofit partnership. She is alsoRead More

Social Impact Round Up – Indiegogo, Hacking and more

Every week, we take a look at some of the social impact events and happenings around campus, so you can save your space, submit an application and get involved. Healthcare, Poverty and You September 24, 7 p.m. in JMHH G60: Dr. Buz Cooper, a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute forRead 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