Wharton Stories: Social Impact

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

The Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship Alumni Achievement Award recognizes excellence in the Wharton and University of Pennsylvania entrepreneurial community.

Financial Services for All, from a VC with a Social Conscience

As a Social Impact Fellow with a background in consulting, Angelinda Chen, WG’18, is passionate about developing strategies for impact enterprises to benefit vulnerable populations while sustaining financial returns. Here’s what she’s learned about gender lens investing since coming to Wharton.

What This Social Impact Fellow Learned About Gender Lens Investing

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

Ryan Galea, a first-year student in the three-year Carey JD/MBA program, reflects on how a semester in the Wharton Social Impact fellowship helped him gain a greater understanding of impact investing, and his own career.

Applying a Legal Lens to Impact Investing

Wharton San Francisco student Kali Bhandari, WG’18, has found plenty of ways to advance her interest in social impact and to bond with her EMBA classmates.

How to Give Back to the Community and Make Connections in Wharton’s EMBA Program

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

Award-winning entrepreneur Nidhi Shah, WG’17, G’17, has set out to fill human needs, whether toilets for urban India through her social enterprise or free lunch on Fridays for her entrepreneurial classmates.

How This MBA Social Entrepreneur Is Solving a Basic Need With Her Sanitation Startup