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“If we want to create a world that’s a better place, we need people who can bring that sense of social justice and combine it with some practical Wharton toolkits so that they can be more impactful.”
From Peace Corps to Wharton
In lieu of its in-country immersion program, which was canceled because of the pandemic, the Lauder Institute incorporated community engagement projects that connected students with communities in Philadelphia and beyond.
Lauder Students Put Language Skills Into Practice
Lizbeth Nunez, WG’22, reflects on her internship with Firework Ventures — an impact venture capital firm co-founded by alum Ashley Bittner, WG’13, that invests in future-of-work companies.
Investing to Impact the Future of Work
Measuring impact is tricky. Wharton Social Impact’s Head of Research Maoz (Michael) Brown and Doctoral Fellow Lauren Kaufmann discuss key findings from their forthcoming research on how investors assess impact for social and environmental change.
Research Spotlight: How Impact Investors Measure Impact
Sophia Chang, W’24, C’24, reflects on her internship with the Penn Medicine – Wharton Fund for Health and how this experience can make a meaningful impact in Philadelphia.
What I Learned About Impact Investing for the Social Determinants of Health
Learn about student programs and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative in the 2021–22 academic year.
9 Ways Students Can Get Involved with Social Impact This Year
Arthur van Benthem, associate professor of business economics and public policy at Wharton, discusses key findings from his research on vehicle air pollution and emissions standards.
Research Spotlight: Prof. Arthur van Benthem on New Cars, Old Cars, and Air Pollution Today
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
Sabrina Chann, W’23, C’23, and Julie Xu, WG’22, discuss what they learned about sustainability after interning at rePurpose Global.
Sustainability and Impact: Wharton Students Reflect on an Environmental Startup Internship
Kesha Cash, founder and general partner at Impact America Fund, talks about her impact investing experience and advises students on how to navigate an impactful career.
From Wall Street to Main Street: Navigating an Impactful Career
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