Steppingstone Scholars New Partnership with The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Global Youth Program Creates Critical Access to College Courses for Socioeconomically Underserved Students

PHILADELPHIA, December 6, 2021—Steppingstone Scholars (Steppingstone) today announced a new partnership with the Wharton Global Youth Program that will offer socioeconomically underserved students in Philadelphia a pathway to college and business education. The partnership initially focuses on three specific areas: Dual Enrollment Courses: High school students will enroll in college-levelRead More

Wharton Launches Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets Executive Education Online Certificate Program, Becoming First Ivy League School to Accept Enrollment Payment in Crypto via Coinbase

PHILADELPHIA, October 28, 2021—The Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is proud to announce the launch of its newest online program, Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets. Developed in partnership with Prysm Group, a leading blockchain economic consulting firm, this six-week WhartonRead More

Wharton School Dean Erika James to Host “Beyond Business” Lecture Series on ESG

Three-part series to feature conversations with Wharton faculty and industry-leading experts PHILADELPHIA, October 13, 2021—Dean Erika James of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania announced today the continuation of “Beyond Business,” an annual, semester-long lecture series exploring some of the most pressing issues impacting individuals and organizations aroundRead More

Hundreds of Corporate Board Seats Are Opening for Women—New Wharton Executive Education Program Helps Prepare Candidates

Gender equity is an increasing priority for corporate boards. As more seats open for women, a new program prepares female executives to seize these valuable opportunities. PHILADELPHIA, October 12, 2021—If you ask someone to picture a corporate board, they will probably imagine a long conference table full of directors inRead More

Wharton Professor Kevin Werbach Recipient of the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program’s 2021 Ideas Worth Teaching Award

NEW YORK, September 30, 2021—Today, the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program announced the eight winners of its 2021 Ideas Worth Teaching Awards. The Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program recognizes the power of business school teaching to influence the culture embedded within capitalism and, as a result, has beenRead More

Penn Media Accountability Project (PennMAP) Research and Outcomes to Expand Thanks to Leadership Gift

PHILADELPHIA, September 30, 2021—The Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania are delighted to announce the expansion of the Penn Media Accountability Project (PennMAP), an interdisciplinary, nonpartisan research project dedicated to enhancing media transparency and accountability. Its growth is made possible by a new leadership gift from Richard Jay Mack,Read More

Penn Medicine and Wharton Social Impact Initiative Launch New $5 Million Investment Initiative for Businesses that Improve Health of Philadelphians

 “Fund for Health” announced first round of funding for companies that aim to strengthen social determinants of health PHILADELPHIA, August 31, 2021—Three start-up companies will be the first to receive investment from the Fund for Health, a joint partnership between Penn Medicine and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative of theRead More

Application Open for Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Flagship Program, Oct. 18-19

Deadline to Apply for Virtual Professional Development Program is October 8 What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business journalists to apply for the flagship Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program.  The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, help reporters gain a better understanding ofRead More

APOLLO, ARES AND OAKTREE TO LAUNCH $90 MILLION INITIATIVE FOR STUDENTS AT HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Leading firms invest in Black Futures with formation of “AltFinance” Initiative to introduce more HBCU students to the influential alternative investment industry NEW YORK, June 15, 2021 – Apollo Global Management, Inc. (Apollo), Ares Management Corporation (Ares) and Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree) today announced a 10-year, $90 million, industry-firstRead More

Mayor Kenney Announces “Philly Vax Sweepstakes” Giving Vaccinated Philadelphians Dozens of Chances to Win Up to $50,000

PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2021 – Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced today the launch of “Philly Vax Sweepstakes,” a series of three citywide drawings designed to give Philadelphians extra motivation to get their vaccination against COVID-19 as the city fully reopens this summer.  A total of 36 vaccinated Philadelphians will winRead More

University of Pennsylvania Receives Largest Cryptocurrency Gift in the University’s History to Support Innovation in Finance at the Wharton School

PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 20, 2021 – The University of Pennsylvania (“the University,” “Penn”) is delighted to announce a new anonymous gift of $5 million in the form of Bitcoin – the largest cryptocurrency gift the University has ever received. Facilitated by NYDIG, an industry leader in providing Bitcoin technology andRead More

The Wharton School, Moody’s and DiversityInc Release New DEI Study

Research reveals evidence-based management practices to improve workplace culture PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2021—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with support from Moody’s Corporation and DiversityInc, today published a new study, Improving Workplace Culture Through Evidence-Based Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practices, examining the relationship between diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)Read More

Penn Wharton Budget Model Projects President Biden’s American Families Plan would spend $2.5 trillion and raise $1.3 trillion by 2031

AFP would increase federal debt by 4.6% and decrease GDP by 0.4% in 2050 PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 2021—On April 28, 2021, President Biden released the second phase of his administration’s infrastructure plan, the American Families Plan (AFP). The AFP is a $1.8 trillion proposal focusing on federal investment in childcare,Read More