Virtual Event: “Impact Investing – Evolution, Trends, and Future” with Penn Wharton China Center

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is pleased to join the Penn Wharton China Center for their “Penn at Work – Making Your Future – 2021 and Beyond” virtual speaker series. Join Katherine Klein, Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, and Rajith Sebastian, Director, Special Projects, Impact Investing, on Wednesday,Read More

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School, and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Collaborate on Impact Investing Data Collection

New joint effort will advance both research and practice in impact investing PHILADELPHIA, October 28, 2020 – Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, the Harvard Business School Impact Collaboratory, and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School announced today the launch of the ImpactRead More

With Turner Social Impact Society, Student Leaders Emerge

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is proud to announce the inaugural cohort of the Turner Social Impact Society, a group of 20 undergraduates poised to become the world’s next great social impact leaders. The Turner Social Impact Society, developed and launched for the 2014-2015 school year, is a close-knit community of students united byRead More

Student Perspective: Giving More Than Just Time

Already known for organizing popular social and cultural events on campus, The Wharton Graduate Association felt it could be doing more — so the student organization launched a day-long community event inspired by a top firm’s commitment to employee volunteerism. Trisha Chhaya, WG’14, reflects on The Wharton School’s first student-run Impact Day. HowRead More

Social Impact Award: Wharton grad honored by Alumni Club of New York

D. Wayne Silby received the Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact.

Impact investor and social entrepreneur D. Wayne Silby was recognized this week for a lifetime of social impact achievement. Silby, W’70, received the Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact for his accomplishments in impact investing and social entrepreneurship. Presented by The Alumni Club of New York, this award pays tributeRead More

Student Perspective: GMC students explore ways to alleviate poverty in Rwanda

A cow donated to a Rwandan woman by Wharton students

This story originally appeared in Wharton Magazine’s blog network. These co-authors share an unexpected and enriching Global Modular Course experience that brought Wharton students and a Rwandan community together. Kristal Dehnad is enrolled in the Wharton MBA for Executives program, and Joseph Sinatra is a second-year MBA candidate. This summer, we and 27 other Wharton MBA studentsRead 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

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