Wharton Stories: Public Sector/Nonprofit

These EMBA grads are using Wharton skills to transform social impact organizations, and the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund makes it possible.

How a Loan Forgiveness Fund Is Helping These EMBA Grads Sustain Social Impact Careers

Prof. Kerwin Charles from the University of Chicago joined Dean Geoffrey Garrett for a candid discussion about The Economics of Race in America, a Tarnopol Dean’s Lecture.

Three Takeaways on the Economics of Race in America

Wharton Social Impact Initiative takes an approach to social impact that’s distinctly Wharton. Our focus: building the evidence base for social impact with research, and growing the talent pipeline for future social impact leaders.

5 Ways to Get Involved in Social Impact This Semester

In this innovation tournament, Wharton Leadership challenges newly formed MBA learning teams to generate impactful business ideas in just two days.

How The Big Idea Bridges MBA Pre-term and Academics

As Director of Fellowship Programs, Echoing Green’s Erica Lock Munsky, W’04, helps early-stage social change leaders get the support and community they need to start and scale. Interviewed by Megan Foo, W’19

Building and Nurturing a Community of Social Entrepreneurs to Change the Status Quo for Good

“We only have a year left,” says Antonia Singleton, WG’18. “Either you’re going to grow the relationships you’ve made or you’re going to try get to know more people. I want to create a platform for people to do that — bring their own story.”

How Sharing Her Story Helped This Student Grow the Wharton Community and Herself

How Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s Dia Martin, WG’02, furthers both development and U.S. policy goals through publicly financed impact investments, interviewed by Megan Foo, W’19

How Dia Martin Mobilizes Capital to Solve Development Challenges

Aidan Thornton, W’17, wasn’t sure about his path until he conducted research with Prof. Susan Wachter into real estate finance through the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

How the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Helped This Undergrad Discover Passion for Real Estate Finance

Impact Investing Exchange founder and Oslo Business for Peace honoree Durreen Shahnaz, WG’95, talks about her transition from corporate finance to impact investing and the need to create more access to economic opportunities for women in Asia.

How Durreen Shahnaz Created a Social Capital Market in Asia

“I think as an entrepreneur, in the tech field specifically, there is a necessity of knowing the current regulatory landscape. That is a piece of the innovation puzzle that no aspiring tech entrepreneur can afford to ignore.”

Combining Tech and Public Policy to Promote Social Welfare