Lauren & Bobby Turner Executive Speaker Series

A speaker series that inspires the Penn community with leaders who are “doing well, and doing good.” This series challenges assumptions through candid interviews and discussions with celebrities and leaders who are using their resources and influence, as well as their creativity and passion, to make an impact on important social issues.

Endowed by K. Robert Turner, W’84 and Lauren Golub Turner, W’85 in 2010, the Turner Executive Speaker Series brings high-profile speakers to campus to discuss impact investing, philanthropy, education, and other efforts to create positive change in the world.

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The support and vision of impact investor Bobby Turner, W’84, catalyzed the launch of the Turner Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Fellows.

As a longtime supporter of social impact activities at Wharton, Turner – CEO of Turner Impact Capital – is an example of, as Joseph Wharton said, harnessing the power of business to “solve the social problems incident to our civilization.” He also helps inform the ongoing priorities and future direction of the Wharton School as a member of the board of overseers. The ESG Initiative is very grateful to Lauren Golub Turner, W’85, and Bobby Turner, W’84 for their support.