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Making Money Do More: Sponsored by Lifelong Learning and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative
Oct. 21, 2014
In the last several years, impact investing has emerged as a promising tool for tackling some of the world’s most complex and enduring social problems. We’re not talking about philanthropy – we’re talking about investing. In impact investing, investors actively seek a positive, measurable social or environmental impact alongside a financial return. These types of investments span across asset classes and occur in both emerging and developed markets. They’re financing diverse efforts, including education technology, sustainable agriculture, financial services, the environment, and innovations in healthcare. A variety of investors, including institutional investors and venture capitalists, are engaged in impact investing to varying degrees. At this event, you’ll hear from Katherine Klein, Vice Dean of Wharton’s Social Impact Initiative, and Margot Brandenburg, co-author of the book The Power of Impact Investing, formerly of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Matt Christensen, the Global Head of Responsible Investment for AXA Investment Managers. They’ll discuss new approaches for examining risk and externalities, industry- and sector-specific innovations and investments, and how individuals and organizations can implement and assess impact investing strategies in their own work. Register here.
Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative
Oct. 23, 2014
Join WCAI Co-Faculty Directors Eric Bradlow and Pete Fader for a customer analytics forum and networking event that will provide an opportunity to explore how customer-level analysis is applied across industries, understand recent trends and analytics methods, and to network with professionals from leading companies in customer analytics roles. This event is open to MBA students and alumni of The Wharton School. Fill out this form to RSVP for the event. Contact Megan Gray for additional information.
The Wide World of Sports Analytics: The Present and Future State of Moneyball
Nov. 6, 2014
This Southern California presentation looks at how “big data” is being applied today in analyzing on-the-field performance of professional athletes. This is “moneyball” at a whole new level. Professor Shane Jensen, Associate Professor of Statistics and Co-Director of the Ph.D. program, will offer insights on the technologies currently used in the professional sports arena (baseball, football and ice hockey) and address a remarkable dimension of performance analysis that is changing the way athletes are both recruited and evaluated. He will also talk about the current state of big data analytics in professional sports and expected future applications. Tickets are $25. Register here.
For more information about events at Wharton | San Francisco, e-mail Allison Grant.