The ESG Initiative at the Wharton School

The ESG Initiative at the Wharton School

Harnessing the power of business to “solve the social problems incident to our civilization.”

— Joseph Wharton

New ESG for Business Curriculum

Wharton announces two MBA majors and an undergraduate concentration that will provide in-depth foundations for those interested in the complex relationships between business and the natural environment and business and society more broadly. All of these majors are designated as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors, which help students excel in high-demand roles that require both business and technical acumen. Starting in the 2023-2024 academic year, in addition to existing programs in Business, Energy, Environment and Sustainability, students can pursue the following new academic paths.

 Centers & Labs

The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative brings together Wharton faculty and students to conduct academically rigorous research, develop new curricular materials, and co-curricular experiences that shape the future of investing, consulting, and strategy on ESG factors.

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Upcoming Events


Guest lecture with Charlotte Beard

April 23 | 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
JMHH 340

Fireside chat with Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and Adam Grant

April 24 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Jon M. Huntsman Hall G06 Auditorium

Greenwashing and the First Amendment

May 8 | 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

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The ESG Initiative at the Wharton School