Project Sage 3.0: New Gender Lens Investing Report

cover of WSII report Project Sage 3.0

What’s the latest in the world of gender lens investing? This month, Wharton Social Impact Initiative and Catalyst at Large published Project Sage 3.0. This new impact investing report tracks venture capital, private equity, and private debt with a gender lens, analyzing data and trends through December 2019. How bigRead More

Ashton Kutcher talks with Wharton alum in Social Impact Speaker Series

Want to change the world? First, change yourself. That was the theme of the night, during Monday’s revealing tableside chat between Wharton alumnus Bobby Turner and actor, producer and tech investor Ashton Kutcher. The Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series brings high-profile guests to campus to speak their livesRead More

Adam Grant: “Wharton Means Business”

Wharton stands for more than just finance, says Professor Adam Grant, highlighting students’ passionate interest in entrepreneurship, social impact, and new technology. In a response to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, he argues that Wharton’s “image” hasn’t kept up with reality. “The focus on tech and entrepreneurship isn’t new. WhartonRead More

Social Impact Round Up – Indiegogo, Hacking and more

Every week, we take a look at some of the social impact events and happenings around campus, so you can save your space, submit an application and get involved. Healthcare, Poverty and You September 24, 7 p.m. in JMHH G60: Dr. Buz Cooper, a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute forRead More

Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series: October 7

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to announce that The Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series, featuring a discussion with Ashton Kutcher, is rescheduled for Monday, October 7. Further details and an invitation will follow. Interested attendees must re-register for a seat. The event is open toRead 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

Second Year Success for Lipman Family Prize

By Matthew Brodsky Sure, the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize is a joint initiative between the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School. But in two fast years, the program has become a showpiece for the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII). “We like to say social impact is inRead More