Student Perspective: Striving for Good Business and Good Returns

In her Fellowship with Wharton Social Impact Initiative, Cathleen Gui applied what she’s learned about impact investing to the emerging field of gender lens investing. The speed at which impact investing has evolved in recent years has been rapid, going from a concept to an investing approach that is increasinglyRead More

Welcome undergrads, and Class of 2021!

Undergraduates of Penn and Wharton, Spring 2017

Welcome, undergrads! Whether you’re a freshman arriving on campus for the first time, or a seasoned upperclassman making moves, there are so many exciting opportunities ahead at Penn. More and more, we see incoming students arrive on campus inspired to create change in the world and in their careers, andRead More

Six Social Impact Courses to Consider Next Semester

At Penn, undergrads can choose from a plethora of courses relating to social impact. These interdisciplinary courses help increase understanding of business practices, while also giving students the tools to tackle the most pressing social issues affecting our world today. As you select your spring semester schedule, consider one (or more)Read More

Get Prepared for President’s Prizes with These Workshops

So you’ve got a big game-changing idea for after graduation. You’re ready to change the world. But how will you get started? The President’s Innovation and Engagement Prizes will provide recipients with up to $150,000 to develop and implement a promising local, national, or global engagement project or commercial ventureRead More

Wharton Impact Investing Partners launches rebrand, fall recruiting

After eight years, five investments, and numerous awards, Wharton’s student-led impact investing group is ready for something new — and applications are now open. We are pleased to re-introduce the Wharton Impact Investing Partners, rebranded with a new name and new website to better reflect where the organization is goingRead More

Last call: apply to the Turner Social Impact Society

When undergraduates join the Turner Social Impact Society, they join a community united by a shared passion for enabling social change and by a commitment exploring the business knowledge to do so. Members develop their skills through fellowship and mentorship, as well as through training opportunities, workshops and summer internships. TSIS is openRead More

Hello from Quaker Days, Wharton class of 2020!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Penn! While you preview your future life in Philadelphia, we hope you’ll look into the many ways to weave social impact into your university experience. At Wharton, you can apply business strategies for a better world. The Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) leverages Wharton’s strengths to develop and promoteRead More

What To Do When the Money Runs Out: Leveraging Data as a Means to Sustainability

Eliza Rothstein, C’16, is passionate about exploring the intersection of philosophy and education in order to make education engaging and empowering for students of all backgrounds. As a recipient of funding from Bendheim Fellows Social Impact Fund, she spent her summer at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. EveryRead More