Welcome #WhartonGrad: What to Do on Alumni Weekend

Attention alumni: this weekend, join your friends and classmates at Wharton MBA Reunion Weekend, and remember what makes Wharton the best business school in the world and for the world. From Friday, May 15 to Saturday, May 16, visiting alumni have the opportunity to cultivate connections through networking events and class gatherings, learn from renowned Wharton facultyRead 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

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

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