Wharton Stories: Social Impact

Supply chains today are more globalized than ever. Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) students discuss an impact investing deal for a startup that helps consumers support fair trade and sustainable practices.

Blockchain for Good(s): Creating More Visibility in Global Supply Chains

Ben Murray, WG’19, and Matt DeVivo, WG’19, launched “Thank You, Now What?” to share veterans’ stories about transitioning to civilian life.

Wharton EMBA Alumni Team Up to Create Podcast about Life after Military Service

Learn about virtual student programming and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.

9 Ways for Students to Get Involved with Social Impact This Year

“It is often said that actions speak louder than words. But in law, words can speak louder than actions.” Wharton Social Impact WISE Fellow Edward Grigg, LLM candidate at Penn Law, reflects on the importance of legal documents in the field of impact investing.

Mission Impactful: Using a Legal Skillset to Research Impact Investing

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

A new gender lens investing report by Wharton Social Impact’s Sandi Hunt and Catalyst at Large’s Suzanne Biegel, W’84, shows key findings on the current state of the field.

Project Sage 3.0: Key Insights from the Latest Gender Lens Investing Report

TIPC gives students skills and experience in designing investment portfolios that maximize impact. A team from Fordham University won the 2020 competition.

Classroom Theory in Practice: Insights From the 2020 Total Impact Portfolio Challenge

A team of Penn students in Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) sourced an impact investment deal into a startup that aims to champion sustainable and ethical practices in the fashion industry.

How This Philly Start-Up is Making Fashion More Sustainable

“Improv is a life tool that every student needs to empower them to become the leaders of tomorrow,” said Meera Menon, W’20, and Philip Chen, W’20, winners of the President’s Engagement Prize.

Empowering Philadelphia Youth with Improv Skills