Wharton Stories: Social Impact

TIPC gives students skills and experience in designing investment portfolios that maximize impact. A team from the University of Vermont’s Sustainable Innovation MBA won the inaugural competition.

How the Total Impact Portfolio Challenge Is Shaping Future Impact Investing Leaders

Teams from Yale, Wharton, and Oxford presented winning pitches that secured $100,000 in impact investments for three high-impact start-ups.

Pitching for Impact: Results from the 8th Annual MIINT Competition

Alexandru (Alex) Zanca, W’21, was originally a biochemistry major at Penn. Now, he’s concentrating in statistics at Wharton and pursuing his passion for promoting equity.

Why This Statistics Undergrad Spent Winter Break Volunteering in Washington, D.C.

Michelle Jaffee, W’19, and Monica Volodarsky, W’21 share their experience attending a social impact conference at the University of Utah — including a captivating hackathon addressing student debt.

What Two Wharton Undergrads Learned at Utah’s Winter Innovation Summit

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

Vikram Dewan, WG’78, CEO of the Philadelphia Zoo, talks about his priorities in innovation and social impact.

Podcast: How the Philadelphia Zoo is Creating Opportunities for Neighboring Communities

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

Only 1% of venture capital funds go to women of color each year. As a WISE Fellow, Chanelle Lansley, WG’19, is working to change that statistic for the better.

How This MBA Explored Blockchain to Drive Funds to Entrepreneurial Women of Color

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

Sam Brown, WG’20, is a WISE Fellow under Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA). She shares her top three takeaways about impact investing as a result of her experience.

3 Impact Investing Lessons from the WIVA Project