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Wharton Social Impact Initiative talks with leading industry experts who are changing the world through social enterprises, impact investing, corporate social responsibility programs, social impact research, and more. Subscribe to the Dollars and Change Podcast today wherever you get your podcasts!
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Wharton Social Impact Initiative talks with leading industry experts who are changing the world through social enterprises, impact investing, corporate social responsibility programs, social impact research, and more. Subscribe to the Dollars and Change Podcast today wherever you get your podcasts!
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    Growing Purpose and Profit with Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at the London Business School

    Growing Purpose and Profit with Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at the London Business School

    Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at the London Business School and author of the new book Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss emerging research on responsible business. Edmans offers a perspective on employee satisfaction and CEO pay research to explain how both shareholders and stakeholders can receive long-term value with a “grow the pie” mindset instead of a “split the pie” mindset.
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    • 28 min
    Economic Relief and Meals to Frontline Workers during COVID-19 with Wharton MBA Students Ellen Halle and Susanna Hamilton

    Economic Relief and Meals to Frontline Workers during COVID-19 with Wharton MBA Students Ellen Halle and Susanna Hamilton

    Second-year Wharton MBA students Ellen Halle and Susanna Hamilton join host Sandi Hunt to discuss how they helped launched the Philadelphia chapter of Off Their Plate. This grassroots movement helps provide meals to hospital teams while restoring jobs to restaurant workers who have lost work due to COVID-19.
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    • 22 min
    Fair Finance with Lisa Hall, Fellow-in-Residence at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University

    Fair Finance with Lisa Hall, Fellow-in-Residence at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University

    Lisa Hall, fair finance lead and fellow-in-residence at the Beeck Center, joins host Katherine Klein to discuss “fair finance,” a term coined at the Beeck Center “to really describe what it means to have shared prosperity using the tools of the financial market.” She also discusses the tools and strategies that could be employed to “increase the fairness of finance” and the lessons learned from other programs that have tried to address inequality.
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    • 21 min
    Sustainability Strategy with C. B. Bhattacharya, Professor of Sustainability and Ethics at the University of Pittsburgh

    Sustainability Strategy with C. B. Bhattacharya, Professor of Sustainability and Ethics at the University of Pittsburgh

    C. B. Bhattacharya, Professor of Sustainability and Ethics at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, joins WSII's Sandi Hunt on Knowledge@Wharton to discuss why sustainability needs to be strategic to a firm’s business and how it can be orchestrated. Bhattacharya says that when a company defines its purpose, it will find that sustainability is built into that definition.
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    • 35 min
    Racial Equity in Investing with Cynthia Muller, Director of Mission Investment at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

    Racial Equity in Investing with Cynthia Muller, Director of Mission Investment at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

    Cynthia Muller, Director of Mission Investment at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, joins hosts Nick Ashburn and Sandi Hunt to discuss the unique position of corporate foundations in addressing systemic inequities. Since 1930, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has focused its investments on benefitting disadvantaged children in poor and rural areas and addressing race-based issues. Original airdate: June 27, 2019.
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    • 29 min
    Impact Career Advice with Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy at Patagonia

    Impact Career Advice with Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy at Patagonia

    Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy at Patagonia, joins WSII's Sandi Hunt on Knowledge@Wharton to share career advice for those looking to work for the most impactful companies—or those looking to make their current companies more impactful! He discusses what makes Patagonia a special place to work and how students can go about their job search and interview process.
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    • 22 min

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