Wharton Stories: Energy/Environment

Four student teams wow’d the judges at the 2020 Y-Prize competition and took home prize money to invest in their ideas about how to repair and harvest energy from metal.

Bright Idea: An Eco-Friendly, Affordable Lighting Solution Wins the 2020 Y-Prize

“Sustainable investment may be the safest bet we have because one thing we know is that climate change is happening. You can have different philosophies about where or why, but it is in fact happening.”

Why Sustainable Investing is a Safe Bet

Amber Mace, WG’20, is using knowledge and tools from Wharton in her role as executive director of the California Council on Science and Technology.

This Student Is Strengthening Science Policy in California Through Wharton’s EMBA Program

Kasper Kowalewski, WG’19, came to Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives for its bicoastal campuses and is now using his knowledge, tools, and network to tackle financial and management issues in the oil & gas industry.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Petroleum Engineer Transition to a Business Role

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

Samantha Klug, WG’19, is leading Wharton’s sustainability community in more than one way, and it started with upgrading the BEES major.

From Sustainability to BEES: How This MBA Student Updated and Expanded Her Major

Winston Chen, WG’19, believes that taking interdisciplinary classes from different Penn schools will establish a solid foundation to launch his career in clean energy

How This Wharton MBA is Paving His Future in Clean Energy Through the Kleinman Certificate Program

Khushboo Goel, WG’19, channeled her knowledge in clean energy to uncover decarbonization strategies in the U.S. and India.

How This Kleinman Birol Fellow Spent Her Summer Working for the International Energy Agency

Michael Wong, W’19, co-founder and CEO of Hult Prize Ivy winner InstaHub, talks about learning from setbacks and the future of a simple device that saves energy one light switch at a time.

How This Wharton/Penn Team Rebounded From a Loss to Win a Social Enterprise Competition

ZEV helps automotive dealerships sell more electric vehicles (EV) by providing resources and education for consumers on new EV technology. Our software-as-a-service platform provides tools and advice to help customers understand EV range, charging, cost of ownership, and tax breaks. We help dealerships provide world-class customer service and increase electric vehicle sales.

ZEV: Helping Dealers Sell Electric Vehicles