Save the Date: Wharton Reception at SOCAP

This September, thousands of social entrepreneurs, impact investors, researchers, foundations, corporations, nonprofits and leading social impact visionaries will gather in San Francisco for the annual SOCAP conference. We’re excited to head back to the west coast, and want to continue the conversation around social impact and innovation. Please join Wharton SocialRead More

Event Recap: Wharton | San Francisco Social Impact Conference 2016

The room was buzzing with a mix of social impact experts, curious practitioners, and academics—all gathered at the annual Wharton | San Francisco Social Impact Conference to discuss impact at scale. In mid-March, the annual student-run conference returned with a powerhouse line-up of experts and panels on entrepreneurship, defining and measuring impact,Read More

Event Recap: Wharton Executive MBAs Attend the Cleantech Open Global Forum

Last month, I had the opportunity to see companies from around the world unveiling breakthrough developments  through the Cleantech Open, the world’s largest accelerator of early-stage clean-technology companies. Cleantech Open Board Member Ron Lusk invited several Wharton Executive MBA students from the San Francisco campus to the Cleantech Open GlobalRead More

Student Perspective: Leaping into Impact Investing in Silicon Valley

Wharton and Harvard Kennedy School dual-degree candidate Chian Gong reflects on how her hands-on student experience helped launch her into impact investing. Impact Investing is en vogue, particularly in this generation that seeks a greater purpose in their day-to-day work.  I am part of the new vanguard of professionals that wants toRead More

Conference to Fill Gap in Social Impact

Major gaps still exist in the social impact ecosystem between entrepreneurs and successful innovators who want to give back to the world, and investors who are willing to support their cause. The only way to truly tackle the world’s growing pains is by closing this gap and finding sustainable solutionsRead More

Recap: Mining Big Data and the Social Impact

Leaders in big data and technology explored their impact on the greater good at a gathering at Wharton’s San Francisco campus. Anand Raghavan, WG’13, recaps the “Social Impact Through Crowd Sourcing and Big Data” workshop for Wharton Magazine. One of the best outcomes of Wharton’s first student-run social impact conference that weRead More