5 Ways Students Can Get Involved with the ESG Initiative

The new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative at the Wharton School brings together the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, the Political Risk Lab, the ESG Analytics Lab, the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics and offers numerous curricular and co-currlicular opportunities for Penn and Wharton students to help them gain the experience, knowledge, and skills to shape an ethical and sustainable world through business. Here are five ways you can get involved – and how to stay up to date with our program offerings.

“Before this internship, I had not given much consideration to the role of the private sector in shaping the social determinants of health. My impact investing experience at the Fund for Health reshaped my view of health equity and made me realize that the private sector can play a large role in reimagining healthcare for all.”  – Caroline Culmo, W’24, C’24

1. Explore our student programs.

From learning the skills used in impact investing, to ESG portfolio management experience, our programs give students the skills and training opportunities to effect smart and savvy change through business. Explore all programs and apply today!

2. Sign up for our newsletter and student opportunities email list.

Receive news, insights, and engagement opportunities from the ESG Initiative and be first to hear about any student program applications, speakers and events, paid opportunities, and other ways to get involved. Sign up now!

3. Listen to our Dollars and Change podcast.

On our podcast, you’ll learn from a diverse set of perspectives about the many challenges and hopeful solutions in using business as a force for good. Check out the episodes and listen here.

4. Enroll in an ESG course.

Wharton offers numerous courses that will help you understand and tackle many of the most pressing social and environmental challenges in the world. Check out this list of available courses.

5. Attend an event.

Join likeminded peers at on-campus and virtual events that discuss ESG investing, philanthropy, education, and other efforts to create positive change in the world. As an example of the types of speakers you can expect, check out past events like the Lauren & Bobby Turner Executive Speaker Series here and sign up now to stay up to date.