Wharton Stories: Research

Through a series of conversations on the Dollars and Change podcast, Vice Dean Katherine Klein explores the topics of racial equity in investing and diversity in the workplace with leaders in the field.

Diversity and Racial Equity in Investing: Conversations with Industry Leaders and Researchers

Ike Silver, a PhD candidate in the Wharton Marketing Doctoral Program, discusses his research on customer response to companies’ social impact initiatives. The key lesson for companies? Don’t wait.

Research Spotlight: How Customers Respond to Socially Responsible Business Marketing

Maggie Tang, W’22, is avidly pursuing her interest in hospitality at Wharton, from starting a food podcast to writing honors theses on fostering creativity and positive culture in high-end restaurants.

This Michelin Star Restaurant Intern Is Pairing Her Passion for Food With Business

Vanessa Folkerts, WG’20 and Jason Chen, WG’21, won for their proposed e-commerce marketplace serving pharmacies in rural Kenya.

Wharton MBA Team Wins First Prize in Global Business Case Competition

Since 2012, IDDEAS@Wharton has been a pathway for undergraduate students of all backgrounds to enter the world of business research.

Building a Diverse Pipeline for Business Faculty

Leading economist and Wharton Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell discusses key findings from her new research on financial well-being among Black and Hispanic women.

Social Impact Faculty Spotlight: Professor Olivia S. Mitchell and Financial Well-Being

The recently launched Impact Finance Database (IFD) is a collaboration of the Wharton School, Harvard Business School, and Chicago Booth.

Here’s Why Three Top Business Schools Are Partnering in Impact Investing Research

Learn about virtual student programming and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.

9 Ways for Students to Get Involved with Social Impact This Year

“It is often said that actions speak louder than words. But in law, words can speak louder than actions.” Wharton Social Impact WISE Fellow Edward Grigg, LLM candidate at Penn Law, reflects on the importance of legal documents in the field of impact investing.

Mission Impactful: Using a Legal Skillset to Research Impact Investing

NHL media strategist Louis Gilbert, G’19, WG’19, is developing a local fanbase for hockey in China, where the sport is growing in popularity.

Growing Hockey in China from the Ground Up