Student Perspective: How a VC Internship Changed my Mind About Impact

  Natasha Doherty, WG’18, was intrigued by the scarcity of social impact in the venture capital world. In this student perspective, she shares how an internship in Silicon Valley helped her see new opportunity.  I’m a student who wants to work at a purpose-driven company when I graduate. So, one mightRead 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

Student Perspective: Learning about the Future of Gender Lens Investing

A group of Wharton Social Impact Fellows recently attended “Modeling a Future Gender Lens Investing Portfolio,” a conference hosted by USAID and partners. These highly engaged students have been involved in research and analysis for our Investing in Women & Girls project this summer, and trekked down to our nation’s capital for theRead More

Knowledge for Social Impact: Spring 2015 Undergraduate Course Announced

This spring, Katherine J. Klein, Vice Dean for Social Impact and Professor of Management, will once again offer her undergraduate, cross-disciplinary class:  Knowledge for Social Impact — Analyzing Current Issues and Approaches [MGMT 241-001, previously MGMT 199-021], on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. Course Overview Recent technological changes – Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter,Read More