Wharton Launches ESG Certificate Programs For Executives

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(Outlet: Business Because) The Wharton School has announced the launch of a range of ESG focused online learning programs designed for business executives. The blended online programs are for cross-industry executives in charge of making high-stakes decisions and leading the implementation of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into key business areas.Read More

The ESG Initiative presents an update to the POLCON dataset

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The Wharton Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative is proud to present an update to the POLCON (POLitical CONstraint) dataset, including new data through the end of the year 2020. The POLCON measure, developed by Vice Dean and Faculty Director of the ESG Initiative Witold Henisz, is a quantitative measure of institutional constraints that uses a spatial model of political interaction and measures the feasibility of a change in policy given the structure of a nation’s political institutions.Read More

Focus on ESG

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(Outlet: Inspiring Impact Magazine) ESG—short for Environmental, Social and Governance—is all the buzz in the business and investment worlds. But what exactly is ESG? And what is Wharton doing in this emerging field? Witold (Vit) Henisz, the recently appointed Vice Dean and Faculty Director of the ESG Initiative at the Wharton School, answers your questions.Read More