Turner Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Fellows

Are you a motivated undergraduate student interested in deepening your Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) expertise?
 Looking for meaningful opportunities to engage with your peers and faculty?

The Details

In this interdisciplinary program, you will join like-minded peers to develop a working knowledge of real-world environmental, social and governance challenges and solutions; become familiar with ESG/socially responsible career options; and network with other students, faculty, and professionals. Before the end of the academic year, with the support of ESG Initiative staff, you will submit a 1,000-word blog post on an approved ESG-related topic. Select blog posts will be shared on the ESG Initiative website.

  • Who is eligible to participate? What are the skills needed?
    Sophomores, juniors, and seniors at Penn or Wharton. Please see the application form for full eligibility details. Students admitted into the 2022-23 Climate Fellows cohort, and returning TSIS students, are automatically accepted!
  • What are the application deadlines/submission instructions?
    Applications will open August 30, 2022 and close September 6, 2022 11:59 p.m. ET.  TESG Fellows are selected by ESG Initiative staff. Late applications will not be accepted, nor will supplemental materials sent separately from the formal application. Students admitted into the 2022-23 Climate Fellows cohort, and returning TSIS students, are automatically accepted.
  • How long is the program? What is the time commitment?
    One academic year. In addition to the independent time students will spend researching and writing, TESG Fellows are required to attend a lunchtime seminar throughout the academic year. Seminars will take place on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. ET and are mandatory (dates will be shared with students in advance).

Questions? Contact: Yuri Seung, Program Manager.

Bobby Turner Headshot

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.