Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII) leverages Wharton's strengths to develop and promote business strategies for a better world.

Our approach to social impact is distinctly Wharton:

We use the power of business strategy, analytics, innovation, and collaboration to optimize economic and social returns.

Through research, consulting, hands-on training, and outreach, we are advancing the science and practice of social impact.

Relevant Focus Areas


The Wharton Africa Growth Project fosters inclusive economic growth across SSA by providing entrepreneurs and impact investors direct access to Wharton resources, with the goal of unlocking more private capital for entrepreneurs, building scalable businesses, and training the next generation of business leaders on the continent. 

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Wharton's strong history with financial research provides a unique opportunity to examine impact investing with the same rigor it has used with other investment tools and strategies.

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