Wharton Stories: Industry

Learn about student programming, events, and other ways to get involved with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative for the Spring 2021 semester.

Students, Get Involved With Social Impact This Semester

“One of the things I love most about entertainment is when there’s a problem, you can figure it out, make something, or get around it.”

Media & Entertainment Industry Alums Share Creative Solutions to COVID Disruption

Raj Bharti, WG’15, is using his Wharton knowledge and network to grow his Seattle venture, Lastmile Leaders, a delivery service partner business with Amazon.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program is Helping this Alumnus Scale a Logistics Business with Amazon

“If she’s going to be on Zoom every day, she needs lots of outfits and she needs lots of jewelry that’s affordable. So we’ve seen that product shift.”

Rebecca Minkoff: Tailoring to Customers During a Pandemic

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

From COVID-19 and job search algorithms to growing Pepsi’s data analytics, Richard Kerr, WG’20, is applying his Wharton knowledge to make a global impact.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Alumnus Pivot from Animal Science to Data Science

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

A new gender lens investing report by Wharton Social Impact’s Sandi Hunt and Catalyst at Large’s Suzanne Biegel, W’84, shows key findings on the current state of the field.

Project Sage 3.0: Key Insights from the Latest Gender Lens Investing Report

TIPC gives students skills and experience in designing investment portfolios that maximize impact. A team from Fordham University won the 2020 competition.

Classroom Theory in Practice: Insights From the 2020 Total Impact Portfolio Challenge

A team of Penn students in Wharton Impact Venture Associates (WIVA) sourced an impact investment deal into a startup that aims to champion sustainable and ethical practices in the fashion industry.

How This Philly Start-Up is Making Fashion More Sustainable