Impact Finance Research Consortium Receives Award from Catalytic Capital Consortium (C3)

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Catalytic capital – investment capital that is patient, risk-tolerant, and flexible – is needed to fight inequality, climate change, and more. We’re proud that the Impact Finance Research Consortium (Wharton Social Impact Initiative’s impact investing research collaboration with Harvard Business School and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business)Read More

Penn Medicine and Wharton Social Impact Initiative Launch New $5 Million Investment Initiative for Businesses that Improve Health of Philadelphians

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“Fund for Health” announced first round of funding for companies that aim to strengthen social determinants of health             PHILADELPHIA, August 31, 2021—Three start-up companies will be the first to receive investment from the Fund for Health, a joint partnership between Penn Medicine and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative ofRead More

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School, and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Collaborate on Impact Investing Data Collection

New joint effort will advance both research and practice in impact investing PHILADELPHIA, October 28, 2020 – Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, the Harvard Business School Impact Collaboratory, and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School announced today the launch of the ImpactRead 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

Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund Aids Wharton MBAs Employed In Public Service

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Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 recipients of the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service, an award bestowed upon graduates making an impact in the world. Managed by WSII, the Bendheim fund is designed to ease the burden of student loans for selectedRead More