Wharton Stories: Energy/Environment

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

Environmental advocate Brandon Nguyen, W’21, C’21, reflects on a trip to Tromsø, Norway earlier this year. He was the only undergraduate student from North America to present his research at the Arctic Frontiers Student Forum.

The Intersection of Advocacy and Academia: How Wharton Took Me to the Arctic

Brittney Jean-Louis, WG’20, and Andrew Jean-Louis, WG’20, say their investment is already paying off with knowledge, perspectives, and career impact.

Why this Married Couple Came to Wharton’s EMBA Program Together

Abhishek Prakash, WG’20, says the diversity of perspectives and collaborative learning environment in the EMBA program is worth the commute from Houston.

How Wharton is Helping this Oil and Gas Executive Shape His Industry

A class project on wildfire prevention led three Wharton undergrads to present their findings at the Women in Data Science Conference at Penn.

Predicting Random Forest Fires in California

“The evidence is increasingly strong that integrating a mindset around environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) [criteria] leads to better investment returns.”

Can BlackRock’s Strategy Shift Make a Difference on Climate Change? Wharton’s Katherine Klein Weighs In

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