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Measuring impact is tricky. Wharton Social Impact’s Head of Research Maoz (Michael) Brown and Doctoral Fellow Lauren Kaufmann discuss key findings from their forthcoming research on how investors assess impact for social and environmental change.
Research Spotlight: How Impact Investors Measure Impact
Learn about student programs and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative in the 2021–22 academic year.
9 Ways Students Can Get Involved with Social Impact This Year
Ike Silver, a PhD candidate in the Wharton Marketing Doctoral Program, discusses his research on customer response to companies’ social impact initiatives. The key lesson for companies? Don’t wait.
Research Spotlight: How Customers Respond to Socially Responsible Business Marketing
Since 2012, IDDEAS@Wharton has been a pathway for undergraduate students of all backgrounds to enter the world of business research.
Building a Diverse Pipeline for Business Faculty
Bioengineering PhD student Ana Peredo spent much of her academic career researching regeneration in the human body. Through WIVA (Wharton Social Impact’s impact investing program), she sought out companies that applied this concept towards addressing the climate crisis.
Why This Bioengineering PhD Student Pursued Impact Investing
Matthew Caulfield, W’16, GW’20, transferred to Wharton in his sophomore year and stayed to pursue a PhD in Ethics and Legal Studies. His involvement in election tech research has made him a spokesperson at national conferences.
PhD Candidate Matthew Caulfield Became an Election Technology Expert — As an Undergrad
Learn about Wharton Social Impact Initiative’s student programs, with opportunities in impact investing, consulting, social entrepreneurship, research, community building, and more.
Welcome Back to Campus: 7 Social Impact Programs for Student Changemakers
Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the spring 2019 semester.
6 Ways to Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester
All Penn and Wharton undergrads and grads can apply for the sought-after WISE Fellowship, a paid experiential learning opportunity in social impact consulting or research.
How to Gain Real-World Social Impact Experience While You’re Still a Student
It takes a village and a variety of skills to succeed in the doctoral world. Here are a few of the many resources Wharton Doctoral Programs offers to help.
7 Resources to Help PhD Students Succeed on Their Doctoral Journey
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