Student Programs

The ESG Initiative at the Wharton School

Gaining the experience, knowledge, and skills to shape an ethical and sustainable world through business.

This page will be updated in August with a complete list of our programs and events and more information on application details for programs this Fall. Be sure to sign up on our email distribution list here.

Stay Tuned for ESG Programs, Events, and Opportunities to:

  • Attend Turner ESG Speaker Series
  • Attend ESG conferences
  • Apply to be an ESG Fellow and gain access to unique programs and networking opportunities
  • Apply for student worker positions with the ESG Initiative
  • Apply for funding for ESG internships
  • Apply for loan forgiveness
  • Apply for PhD research grants
  • And more!

Co-Curricular Opportunities

Fund for Health

Engages students in identifying and conducting investment due diligence on companies with the potential to strengthen the social determinants of health in Philadelphia

Turner Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Society

Brings together an interdisciplinary community of Penn undergraduates to gain knowledge, experience, and community around ESG topics

Wharton Impact Venture Associates

Provides hands-on training in sourcing and company research as students link entrepreneurs with potential investors

Total Impact Portfolio Challenge

Equips aspiring wealth managers, portfolio managers, and investment advisors with the knowledge and practical skills to design and execute 100% ESG portfolios across asset classes

Turner MBA Impact Investing Network & Training

Trains business school students in the fundamentals of impact investing, from online training modules and advisory sessions to a final pitch competition with the chance to win a $50,000 investment

Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Alumni Awards

Supports Wharton alumni working in social impact careers with loan forgiveness

Doctoral Student Fellowships

Provides grants to University of Pennsylvania PhD students who are pursuing research related to the impacts of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors on business or business’ impact on ESG outcomes

ESG Investment Consulting Projects

Allows teams of students to work with external subject matter experts on addressing an ESG investing problem for companies and ESG investors

ESG in Action

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