Wharton Stories: Social Impact

Through a series of conversations on the Dollars and Change podcast, Vice Dean Katherine Klein explores the topics of racial equity in investing and diversity in the workplace with leaders in the field.

Diversity and Racial Equity in Investing: Conversations with Industry Leaders and Researchers

Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the Spring 2021 semester.

Students, Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester

If you’re a first-year MBA student at Wharton and you’re launching or leading a social venture, learn how the Jacobs Impact Entrepreneur Prize can help power your startup.

Two Crucial Things Student Social Entrepreneurs Need — and How to Get Them

David Lawrence, WG’21, Divya Balaji Kamerkar, WG’21, and Alan Wang, WG’21 discuss their social ventures, and how the Jacobs Impact Entrepreneur Prize helped power their startups.

Launching Social Enterprises: How the Jacobs Prize Supported These Wharton MBAs

Matt Stephenson, WG’11, founded his nonprofit Code2College after many years of working in finance and education. He reflects on the current opportunities and challenges in the STEM field, and how the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Program impacted his career.

How This Bendheim Awardee Is Championing More Diversity in STEM

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