Skip to content
Skip to main menu
Faculty & Research
Mobile menu toggle
Wharton Social Impact Initiative
Board, Advisors, and Friends
The Turner Social Impact Society (TSIS)
Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA)
Turner MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network & Training)
Total Impact Portfolio Challenge (TIPC)
Wharton Africa Growth Partners (WAG)
Jacobs Impact Entrepreneur Prize
Bendheim Loan Forgiveness
Research + Reports
Impact Finance Database
News + Stories
Social Impact Stories
Dollars and Change Podcast
Faculty + Courses
Social Impact Courses at Wharton
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
Andrea Contigiani, GrW’19, does research on experimentation in early-stage ventures. Knowledge@Wharton sat down with him to talk about what implications his research has on the “lean startup” methods.
Wharton PhD Candidate Explores the Downside of the Lean Startup
The award-winning WRDS platform continues to expand its offerings, deepening researcher engagement and expanding resources for students and instructors around the world.
Wharton Research Data Services Makes Big Data Digestible
Learn about student programming with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, with opportunities in impact investing, consulting, social entrepreneurship, research, community building, and more.
Welcome Back to Campus: 6 Social Impact Programs for Students
Load More Stories