Alumni Impact Story: Davis Smith, WG’11, G’11

When I was in undergrad, I read an article in the student newspaper that changed the trajectory of my life. The story told of a successful entrepreneur who sold his business and moved with his wife to the Philippines. They bought a large colonial mansion, but not for themselves. TheyRead More

Wharton SIC hosts social impact conference

This year’s MBA-led social impact conference returns on Friday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Huntsman Hall. With a focus on social innovation, the conference aims to explore how alternate technologies, business models and financial instruments are driving social impact.  The conference features morning keynote speaker Sacha Dichter,Read More

Student Perspective: FastFWD Infuses Innovation and Entrepreneurship into Philadelphia

In today’s blog post, Wharton student Jay Lundy discusses his involvement with FastFWD — a partnership between the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, The Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, and GoodCompany Group. FastFWD connects social innovators and entrepreneurs with local government, unlocking opportunities to identify, cultivate and dispatch solutions to the pressing challenges facing cities acrossRead More

Adam Grant: “Wharton Means Business”

Wharton stands for more than just finance, says Professor Adam Grant, highlighting students’ passionate interest in entrepreneurship, social impact, and new technology. In a response to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, he argues that Wharton’s “image” hasn’t kept up with reality. “The focus on tech and entrepreneurship isn’t new. WhartonRead More

Alumni Impact Story: K. Robert Turner, W’84

For a landlord, the economics of running an urban apartment complex can be dismal. Tenants without a sense of home ownership may damage the property, and with an average turnover of 100% every two years, losses from vacancy are high. Tenants also suffer. Constant turnover may leave the community vulnerableRead More