The conference brings together a network of impact-oriented business and community leaders with the shared goal of driving social change.
Our goal is to inspire, educate, and connect the members of the Wharton, local, and regional social impact networks around topics including social entrepreneurship, innovative finance, development and sustainability, and other business approaches to doing good in our community and in the world.
Philadelphia, PA – October 29, 2015
This fall’s Wharton Social Impact Conference will take place in Philadelphia, in proximity to the University of Pennsylvania’s historic campus in West Philadelphia. The conference is open to the general public and tickets are available now, with early-bird pricing until October 1.
This year’s featured keynote speakers are impact investing leader Ron Cordes, of the Cordes Foundation, and long-time entrepreneur Iqbal Quadir, WG’87, of MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship.Other confirmed speakers include:
- Deepak Jolly, Vice President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia
- Kate Ahern, Vice President, Social Innovation, Case Foundation
- Suprotik Basu, CEO, Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs & for Malaria
- Surya Kolluri, Managing Director for Policy and Market Planning, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Yana Watson Kakar, Global Managing Partner, Dalberg Global
This event will bring together a community of corporate social “change-makers”, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, nonprofit and government executives, philanthropists, and university students with the shared vision of driving social change. Purchase your ticket now.What to expect?
This conference aims to bring light to innovative tools and models for social change spanning various sectors and pulling from the experience of industry practitioners. Panel topics will include discussion on successful models for social entrepreneurship, innovative financing for social impact, and strategic partnerships for corporate social impact. The event will also feature lightning pitches from cutting edge social entrepreneurs, include time for networking, and include a special presentation on Wharton’s latest impact investing research.