Wharton Stories: Social Impact

The MIINT gives hundreds of business school students across the globe a hands-on education in impact investing.

How the MIINT Program Trains Students to Think Like Impact Investors

Derek Zhao, WG’20, shares the steps he took to represent WIVA, a Wharton Social Impact WISE Fellowship that mirrors typical investment fund activities, in a last minute meeting with an entrepreneur.

How I Prepared for a CEO Meeting in Less Than 14 Hours

Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the spring 2019 semester.

6 Ways to Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester

All Penn and Wharton undergrads and grads can apply for the sought-after WISE Fellowship, a paid experiential learning opportunity in social impact consulting or research.

How to Gain Real-World Social Impact Experience While You’re Still a Student

First-year MBA student Ankit Girdhar, WG’20, reflects on his WISE Fellowship. As he learns, sometimes matching supply and demand isn’t as easy as one might think.

How a Nonprofit Can Become a “Boundary Spanner” to Help Alleviate Poverty in Philadelphia

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

Diversity experts from Deloitte, the NBA, and Jones Day joined Prof. Stephanie Creary to discuss how innovative organizations are evolving in response to movements like #MeToo and #TakeAKnee.

How Business Leaders Build Inclusive Workplaces in an Era of Discord

Samantha Klug, WG’19, is leading Wharton’s sustainability community in more than one way, and it started with upgrading the BEES major.

From Sustainability to BEES: How This MBA Student Updated and Expanded Her Major

Integrating business knowledge with a liberal arts mindset is helping Dan Ping He, WG’19, towards her goal of enhancing community development through real estate.

This Real Estate MBA Wants to Create Better Affordable Housing

Katherine Klein (Wharton Social Impact Vice Dean), Shoshana Schwartz (Wharton doctoral student), and Sandi M. Hunt (Wharton Social Impact Senior Director) tackle the deceptively simple question, “What makes companies good employers for women?”, in a way that has not been done before.

New Wharton Research Defines What Makes Companies Good Employers for Women