The ESG Initiative at the Wharton School


3 new executive leadership certificate programs from Wharton to check out

Outlet: Fortune Education
Vit Henisz, vice dean and faculty director of the ESG Initiative, speaks with Fortune about the Wharton School’s new ESG certificate programs and the value of such programs for those interested in stepping into leadership roles related to ESG.

Top business schools have been at the forefront of developing and launching executive education programs on a variety of topics like advanced management, data science, and business analytics. Now another topic is being added to the mix: environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG). This month, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which Fortune ranks as having the No. 4 full-time MBA program in the U.S., announced three new ESG-focused executive education certificate programs for financial professionals, senior leaders, and strategists.

“This field is moving at such a rapid rate that current executives have found themselves along for the ride, whether they want to be or not,” Vit Henisz, vice dean and faculty director of the ESG Initiative at Wharton, tells Fortune. “We know from the inquiries there is pent-up demand for this type of executive training—for a powerful, actionable toolkit that can be used now, as opposed to down the road.”

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