Wharton Stories: Business & Policy

As part of One Wharton Week, professor of criminology and statistics Richard Berk told MBA students how analytics can produce biased results and how decision-makers can fix it.

How Machines Learn “Bias” and 9 Lessons on How Leaders Correct It

These EMBA grads are using Wharton skills to transform social impact organizations, and the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund makes it possible.

How a Loan Forgiveness Fund Is Helping These EMBA Grads Sustain Social Impact Careers

Huntsman Program student Jonathan Lahdo, C’20, W’20, grew up in Dubai, UAE, to Syrian and Lebanese parents. At Wharton and Penn, he’s not only gaining the business and language skills to make a difference after graduation, but he’s also involved in student and community organizations to make a difference now.

How an Undergrad Club Is Empowering Refugees in the Philadelphia Community and in the World at Large

Prof. Kerwin Charles from the University of Chicago joined Dean Geoffrey Garrett for a candid discussion about The Economics of Race in America, a Tarnopol Dean’s Lecture.

Three Takeaways on the Economics of Race in America

When Amazon asked cities to bid to host its second North American headquarters, Wharton students answered with two competitions to persuade the tech retail giant to choose Philadelphia. The winners and finalists presented to judges and Philly Mayor Jim Kenney on October 13, 2017.

Wharton Students Make a Case for Bringing Amazon’s Headquarters to Philadelphia

Summer Venture Award winners receive $10,000 to work on their startups over the summer. We asked the 2017 recipients what they achieved this summer.

How This Summer Venture Award Winner Will Bring Cutting-Edge Analytics to City Governments

As a Social Impact Fellow with a background in consulting, Angelinda Chen, WG’18, is passionate about developing strategies for impact enterprises to benefit vulnerable populations while sustaining financial returns. Here’s what she’s learned about gender lens investing since coming to Wharton.

What This Social Impact Fellow Learned About Gender Lens Investing

Wharton Social Impact Initiative takes an approach to social impact that’s distinctly Wharton. Our focus: building the evidence base for social impact with research, and growing the talent pipeline for future social impact leaders.

5 Ways to Get Involved in Social Impact This Semester

“We only have a year left,” says Antonia Singleton, WG’18. “Either you’re going to grow the relationships you’ve made or you’re going to try get to know more people. I want to create a platform for people to do that — bring their own story.”

How Sharing Her Story Helped This Student Grow the Wharton Community and Herself

How Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s Dia Martin, WG’02, furthers both development and U.S. policy goals through publicly financed impact investments, interviewed by Megan Foo, W’19

How Dia Martin Mobilizes Capital to Solve Development Challenges