Welcome, Wharton MBAs! 5 Ways to Get Involved in Social Impact This Semester

MBA candidates at pre-term

  You’ve already had a blast at the Wharton Olympics and started networking with your cluster. You’re working your way through the student onboarding checklist. Maybe you’ve even found your favorite new coffee shop in Rittenhouse Square. Now it’s time to really get started. Welcome to Wharton! Every year, weRead More

20 Wharton Alumni to Receive Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 recipients of the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service. These recent Wharton alumni–now recognized as Bendheim Fellows— were selected from a pool of talented graduates, all lending their business acumen to careers in the nonprofit or public sectors.Read More

Nine Great Social Impact Courses to Consider This Spring

Interested in deepening your understanding of the business of social impact?  Wharton offers numerous courses that will help you understand and tackle many of the most pressing social and environmental challenges in the world. We keep a running list of just some of the many MBA and undergraduate courses that relate to social impact,Read More

Event Recap: Wharton Executive MBAs Attend the Cleantech Open Global Forum

Last month, I had the opportunity to see companies from around the world unveiling breakthrough developments  through the Cleantech Open, the world’s largest accelerator of early-stage clean-technology companies. Cleantech Open Board Member Ron Lusk invited several Wharton Executive MBA students from the San Francisco campus to the Cleantech Open GlobalRead More

Student Perspective: Why I Pursue Business with a Purpose

Jenna Gebel, a second-year MBA candidate at Wharton, wrote about her summer internship working in sustainability at Coca-Cola’s Atlanta headquarters. I will never forget the moment when I found out I was accepted to the Coca-Cola Office of Sustainability internship program. Sitting in my MBA corporate finance class, I quickly glanced atRead More

Student Perspective: Thinking about long-term outcomes with Accion Venture Lab

Second-year Wharton MBA student Nathan Krishnamurthy spent his summer internship at Accion Venture Lab, one of the world’s leading VC groups dedicated to social impact — and in the meantime gained perspective on what it will take to grow the student-run Wharton Social Venture Fund. Social impact investing is an industry thatRead More

Student Perspective: Turning summer break into research for global poverty solutions

Monica Barrett, a student of the Wharton-Harvard Kennedy dual-degree program, reflects on her summer experience conducting research in the agricultural sector in Kenya. Barrett received funding from Wharton Social Impact Initiative to participate in an internship with Innovations for Poverty Action. Increasingly, new enterprises are infusing social missions into the fabric of theirRead More