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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
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
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
In the MIINT’s ninth annual (and first virtual) competition, MBA student teams from around the globe presented their pitches in hopes to secure up to $50K in impact investments for high-impact ventures.
The 2020 MIINT Competition Goes Virtual
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
Preeti Rathi, WG’14, used the knowledge, tools and network at Wharton to transition from product roles to venture capital.
How This Wharton EMBA Alum Pivoted from Tech to VC
Ashmeet Sidana, WG’03, founder of Engineering Capital, credits Wharton with the opportunity to apply his knowledge and experience to venture capital.
How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Technologist Transition to VC
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