Nick Ashburn

Sr Director, Impact Investing, Wharton Social Impact Initiative

Nick Ashburn is the Senior Director for Impact Investing at the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, where previously he was also the Director of Special Projects for Impact Investing. He has been a Lecturer in the School of Social Policy and Practice at Penn and has taught Social Entrepreneurship at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin.

Nick has worked on projects with major foundations, government agencies, large financial institutions, and corporations on diverse projects ranging from innovative finance for social impact, design thinking for poverty alleviation, and education in developing countries. He holds a master’s degree in international educational development from the University of Pennsylvania and is also fluent in German.

Nick is a co-author of “Great Expectations: Financial Performance & Mission Preservation in Impact Investing” and also co-hosts “Dollars & Change” on SiriusXM Channel 111 – Business Radio powered by the Wharton School – a show dedicated to the intersection of business and finance for social impact.

Twitter – @nashburn

Blog – https://socialimpact.wharton.upenn.edu/tag/nick-ashburn/

Past Appearances

Dollars and Change: October 3, 2019

Hosts Sandi Hunt, Nick Ashburn, Katherine Klein, and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by Noorain Khan (Director, Office of the President, Ford Foundation) on the Thursday, October 3, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Dollars and Change: September 26, 2019

Hosts Sandi Hunt, Nick Ashburn, Katherine Klein, and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by Sharon Rossi (CEO, FoodScience Corp), Anthony DeCandido (Partner and Financial Services Senior Analyst, RSM US), Jefferey Kiesel (President & CEO, Restaurant Technologies), and Scott Jackson (President & CEO, Global Impact) on the Thursday, September 26, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Dollars and Change: September 12, 2019

Hosts Sandi Hunt, Nick Ashburn, Katherine Klein, and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by Alnoor Ebrahim (Professor, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University) and David Fajgenbaum MD (Co-Founder & Executive Director, Author, Castleman Disease Collaborative Network, Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope Into Action) on the Thursday, September 12, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dollars and Change: August 15, 2019

Hosts Sandi Hunt, Nick Ashburn, Katherine Klein, and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by Stacie De Armas (VP of Strategic Initiatives & Consumer Engagement, Nielsen) and Tim Flacke (Executive Director, Commonwealth) on the Thursday, August 15, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dollars and Change: June 27, 2019

Hosts Sandi Hunt, Nick Ashburn, Katherine Klein, and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by Wade Malchow (Sr. Category Manager, Barley Program, Molson Coors) and Cynthia Muller (Director of Mission Investment, W.K. Kellogg Foundation) on the Thursday, June 27, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Dollars and Change: June 20, 2019

Hosts Sandi Hunt, Nick Ashburn, Katherine Klein, and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by Nicole Connolly (Head of ESG Investing, Fidelity Investments) and Anne Tucker (Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law) on the Thursday, June 20, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dollars and Change: June 13, 2019

Hosts Sandi Hunt, Nick Ashburn, Katherine Klein, and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by Jonathan Lovitz (Senior Vice President, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce) on the Thursday, June 13, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Dollars and Change: May 30, 2019

Hosts Sandi Hunt, Nick Ashburn, Katherine Klein, and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by Todd Hedtke (Chief Investment Officer, Allianz Investment Management LLC) on the Thursday, May 30, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dollars and Change: May 23, 2019

Hosts Nick Ashburn and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by Shane Jenson (Professor of Statistics, The Wharton School) and Griffin Amdur (Director, Chicago Furniture Bank) on the Thursday, May 23, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dollars and Change: May 16, 2019

Hosts Sandi Hunt and Nick Ashburn are joined by Matt Onek (CEO, Mission Investors Exchange) and Allison Robinson (CEO, The Mom Project) on the Thursday, May 16, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Hosts Sandi Hunt, Nick Ashburn, Katherine Klein, and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by Rich Harwood (Founder, Harwood Institute) and Damon Centola (Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania) on the Thursday, October 10, 2019 edition of Dollars and Change.

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