The Lifelong Learning Regional Alumni Programs kicked off on Nov. 9, 2015, in New York City’s Eventi hotel. Working with data recently collected and published by the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII)David Musto, Wharton’s Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance, discussed some of the questions raised by impact investing’s dual goals of financial return and social impact. Chief among the topics he covered were: how investors can reconcile impact investing with the duties they owe to their beneficiaries, how the returns realized to date from such investments compare to competing asset classes, what holds the firms to their social-impact goals after the early investors have moved their capital and control onto their next projects, and how a public firm can adhere to a goal other than shareholder value.

View some of the highlights of the Lifelong Learning Regional Alumni Programs event in the photo set below.

The Lifelong Learning Regional Alumni Programs will bring experts in the Wharton network to Wharton alumni around the world, to discuss current issues they face in the world of commerce, investing and innovation. The programs offer the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge topics in today’s dynamic business economy and to engage in the Wharton network. Wharton and Penn alumni are provided the opportunity to connect not only with each other, but also with world renowned faculty and experts.

For the full list of upcoming events and to register, please visit the Lifelong Learning Regional Alumni Programs website.