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

Student Perspective: Helping nonprofits to run like a business

Wharton undergrad Anderson Tien shares his experience working with nonprofit Sisters by Heart, in collaboration with Wharton Social Impact Consulting (SIC) during the spring semester. The student-run consulting group provides pro-bono strategic consulting services to nonprofits and social enterprises in the Philadelphia region. You’ve been waiting at the hospital forRead More

Student Perspective: “Dollars and Change” Recap

Two undergraduate Social Impact Fellows recap a recent episode of Dollars and Change. The July 31 show was hosted by Sherryl Kuhlman and Sandi Hunt. Guests included Matt Bauer, CEO and Co-Founder of BetterWorld Wireless; Saul Garlick, CEO and Founder of ThinkImpact; and Jason Tarre, Startup Partnerships Manager for Venture for America.Read More

Reflections on “Dollars and Change”: Show Recap, Week of June 26

Two social impact summer Fellows tuned in to the latest episode of “Dollars and Change,” and shared their reflections.  This week’s show was hosted by Sherryl Kuhlman and Sandi Hunt. Guests included Daniel Korschun, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Drexel University; Fam Mirza, serial entrepreneur and founder of Mirza Minds; DavidRead 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

NEWS: Top Business Schools Compete at Wharton’s Impact Investing Competition

The winners of this year’s MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) competition were announced at an event attended by over 60 students from seven top U.S. business schools, held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on March 22. The MIINT program is an initiative of BridgesRead More

Social Aspirations at Business Plan Competition

The Wharton Business Plan Competition recently announced the winner of its newly-instituted Social Impact Prize: Dana Cita, a microlending firm founded by second year MBA candidate Susli Lie, WG’14, and co-managed by impact investor Tom Schmittzehe, WG ’03. The Social Impact Prize, a $10,000 award, is bestowed upon the strongest business planRead More