Kellogg, Wharton, and Haas Take Top Honors at MIINT Finals

This Saturday, April 18, the fourth annual MIINT competition—an international training program for business students interested in impact investing—welcomed over 100 participants, judges and guests to the University of Pennsylvania campus for the most well-attended finals to date. After a full day of pitches and deliberation, student teams from KelloggRead More

Summer of Impact: Internship and Funding Opportunities

Please note: The below information is for summer 2015 and is no longer valid. Access the most recent opportunities for summer 2019. The summer internship is a crucial part of the business school experience. Spring break may be in the recent past, but have you secured your summer plans yet? Here’s howRead More

Press Release: EMPEA and WSII Partner to Expand Impact Investing Performance Database

Philadelphia, PA, January 21, 2015 –  EMPEA and Wharton Social Impact Initiative announced a partnership to greatly expand Wharton’s impact investing performance database. The new partnership will accelerate the field by providing quantitative evidence necessary for the continued expansion and development of impact investment. The joint venture will provide comprehensive metrics forRead More

Press Release: Social Innovator in Residence Program to Host First Visitor, Oct. 22-23

Diana Ayton-Shenker, Social Entrepreneurship Professor and Social Impact Strategist, will take up residence at Wharton October 22-23 Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 2014—Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce that Diana Ayton-Shenker will be the first business leader to visit campus through the Angella and David Nazarian Social Innovator inRead More

Press Release: Announcing Gift to Establish the Angella and David Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence Program

Philadelphia, PA, September 1, 2014—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a gift to establish the Angella and David Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence Program Fund. The fund supports the launch of a new Wharton Social Impact Initiative program that will foster meaningful interactions betweenRead More

Welcome Undergrads!

Hello! We’re glad you’re here. Whether starting off your freshman year or returning as an upperclassman, you already know that Wharton holds infinite possibilities. It’s where you come to examine ideas, think strategically, and make an impact. With a flexible curriculum, 225+ world-renowned faculty, and a dynamic student community, you’ll have opportunitiesRead More

Welcome MBA Class of 2016!

Welcome! The beginning of the school year is such an exciting time—and our team is especially excited to highlight the different opportunities for students interested in social impact. Who are we? Wharton Social Impact Initiative — or WSII for short — strives to inspire, facilitate, and support the Wharton community inRead More

Social Impact Round Up: Week of April 28

Wharton Social Impact Initiative presents a weekly round-up of events and news related to social impact topics.  As the academic year comes to a close, we’d like to thank all of our supporters throughout this year. WSII looks forward to congratulating this year’s graduating class at Commencement on May 18,Read More