Knowledge@Wharton: Derek Handley on Finding Purpose, Leadership, and Hybrid Capital

In this Knowledge@Wharton interview, social entrepreneur Derek Handley spoke with Vice Dean Katherine Klein on the importance of vision and what it takes to make a difference. An edited transcript of the conversation follows: Katherine Klein: How did you find your purpose as a businessperson? Derek Handley: I think the common patternRead More

Fortune: “Impact Investing Takes Hold on Business School Campuses”

This April, we were honored to host the fifth annual MIINT competition here at The Wharton School, where hundreds of students came to network, learn, and present their best impact investment pitches. Impact investing sits squarely at the intersection of Wharton’s renowned financial expertise and its commitment to social impact. AsRead More

VIDEO: Alumni-founded Common Market partners with Philly’s anchor institutions

Of the 10 largest cities in the country, Philadelphia has the highest rate of obesity, heart disease, diabetes. Those problems have “their roots in lifestyle, particularly around access to healthy food.” So begins a new video from Common Market, the mission-driven food distributor founded by Wharton grads Haile Johnston (W’95) andRead More

Wharton Management Professor honored as “Faculty Pioneer”

Wharton Professor Mauro F. Guillén was honored this week with the 2013 Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, for conceptualizing and designing curriculum that examines the role of the corporation in society. Guillén, along with a professor from Spain’s ESADE Business School, is commended for his demonstrated leadership and risk-taking inRead More

Video: Katherine Klein on Social Impact and Opportunity

Knowledge@Wharton High School recently spoke with Wharton Social Impact Initiative Vice Dean Katherine Klein on social impact and opportunity. KWHS intern Ila Kuma, a high school senior, led the interview, exploring topics like entrepreneurship, innovation, and accountability — and how they meet at the intersection of business and social impact. “TheRead More