Roughly 600Penn/Wharton students in WSII’s intensive training programs over the past decade

1,200-plusImpact enterprises sourced by Wharton Impact Venture Associates, a best-in-class experiential education program

830-plusInterviews with CEOs, researchers, and thought leaders on WSII’s radio show/podcast Dollars and Change since its debut in 2014

90-plusCurrent Wharton courses focused on social impact, environmental sustainability, and responsible business opportunities and strategies

3,750Students from 51 global business schools who’ve participated in Turner MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) and Total Impact Portfolio Challenge programs

$2.17 millionAwarded to 100+ Wharton MBA graduates pursuing careers in the nonprofit, public, and social impact sectors through the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Program

100Current Wharton faculty members teaching and researching social impact topics, including ESG and impact investing, social entrepreneurship, climate change, inequality, and more. (Read about finance professor Luke Taylor’s research on ESG investing here.)

The words "six to one"Number of students applying for each opening in WSII’s training programs vs. available seats

8,250-plusLearners who’ve enrolled in the Business Strategies for Social Impact course on Wharton Online’s learning platform, Coursera

Roughly 150Funds in Impact Finance Database, WSII’s cutting-edge research collaboration with Harvard Business School and Chicago Booth

1,000-plusStudents who’ve taken professor Christopher Geczy’s Impact Investing course since its inception in 2013

Roughly 400Research, inspirational stories, and news published on the WSII website

The word "fifteen"High-profile speakers who visited campus through Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series and Nazarian Social Innovators in Residence, including Ashton Kutcher, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Eva Longoria


Published as “Essential Impact” in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of  Wharton Magazine.