Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative

Elevating the impact of business research in ESG

The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative at the Wharton School conducts academically rigorous and practically relevant research with industry partners and across all Wharton departments to investigate when, where, and how ESG factors impact business value. Informed by research, we offer 30+ courses that MBA and undergraduate students can assemble into a major or concentration, over a dozen co-curricular experiences, and three Executive certificate programs. Led by Vice Dean Witold Henisz, the ESG Initiative advances Wharton’s best-in-class education of current and future leaders, enabling them to serve a world undergoing tremendous change.

Areas of Focus

Conducting rigorous practically-relevant research that investigates when, where, and how ESG factors impact business

Providing world-class ESG curricular and co-curricular programs to current and future business leaders

Shaping strategies, models, policies, and regulations for practice and policy through partnerships and programs

Research Insights

As the undisputed leader in published academic business research, Wharton delivers tangible solutions that transform business practices and grow economic opportunities for all.

Knowledge at Wharton

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Dive into topical articles, podcasts, and videos through Wharton’s online business journal.

Centers, Initiatives & More

Recent Research From Pillar Faculty

Meet some of the Wharton faculty doing impactful work for ESG.

Witold J. Henisz

Vice Dean and Faculty Director, ESG Initiative
Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management

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