Wharton Stories: Industry

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

Abhishek Prakash, WG’20, says the diversity of perspectives and collaborative learning environment in the EMBA program is worth the commute from Houston.

How Wharton is Helping this Oil and Gas Executive Shape His Industry

“We are living in an era in which corporations are sometimes more powerful than the politicians that we elect. What we’re trying to say to folks now is, ‘Flex that power in the interest of your Black employees.’”

How Corporations and Local Government Can Join the Fight Against Racial Injustice

Marc Rodriguez, WG’20, came to Wharton for his career at the Federal Reserve Board, but says the friendships he’s formed are a “tremendous benefit.”

How Wharton is Adding Value for this Bank Regulator

In the MIINT’s ninth annual (and first virtual) competition, MBA student teams from around the globe presented their pitches in hopes to secure up to $50K in impact investments for high-impact ventures.

The 2020 MIINT Competition Goes Virtual