Wharton Stories: Industry

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

“I’m most interested in the rebels always having a fighting chance, not just because it’s my business and my livelihood, but also because I think it’s better for innovation.”

Alexis Ohanian: Supporting Business Rebels Through Venture Capital

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

An MBA and undergraduate student team analyzed data from FOX Entertainment to help inform data-driven promotion strategies for marketing their TV shows.

Keeping Viewers Glued to Their Seats at the 2021 Analytics Accelerator

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

TIPC gives students skills and experience in designing investment portfolios that maximize impact. A team from Bard won the 2021 competition.

Investing in Change at the 2021 Total Impact Portfolio Challenge

Matt Christensen, WG’97, global head of sustainable and impact investing at Allianz Global Investors, offers students advice on topics ranging from impact metrics to intentionality.

Constructing an Impact Portfolio? Consider These Questions

The Turner MIINT gives hundreds of business school students across the globe a hands-on education in impact investing.

How the Turner MIINT Program Trains Students to Think Like Impact Investors