Wharton Stories: Social Impact

Wharton Social Impact Vice Dean Katherine Klein interviews Thilan Tudor — a Penn Med student — about why he joined an impact investing program and what he learned from researching a promising electric vehicle startup.

Integrating Medical School, Impact Investing, and Electric Vehicles

The recently launched Impact Finance Database (IFD) is a collaboration of the Wharton School, Harvard Business School, and Chicago Booth.

Here’s Why Three Top Business Schools Are Partnering in Impact Investing Research

Rachel Wolff, WG’18, Timothy Hou, WG’17 and Lori Wong, WG’17, recipients of the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund, share how Wharton prepared them for success in the social impact space.

Bendheim Award Winners are Making a Difference Around the World

Passionate about giving back, Yezenia Ramos, WG’09, focuses on employee engagement within the corporate social responsibility space at Johnson & Johnson, and volunteers on the front line as an EMS worker.

How this Wharton EMBA Alumna Transitioned from Finance to Philanthropy

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