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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!

    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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 22 min
    Carbon Recycling with Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech

    Carbon Recycling with Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech

    Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, joins hosts Nick Ashburn and Sherryl Kuhlman to discuss the future of carbon recycling and sustainability. LanzaTech reduces carbon emissions and makes new carbon-neutral products, such as plastics and fuel. Original airdate: March 28, 2019.

    • 28 min
    Using Tech to Tackle Absenteeism in Schools with Miriam Altman, CEO & Co-Founder of Kinvolved

    Using Tech to Tackle Absenteeism in Schools with Miriam Altman, CEO & Co-Founder of Kinvolved

    Miriam Altman, CEO and Co-Founder of Kinvolved, joins hosts Sandi Hunt and Katherine Klein to discuss chronic absenteeism in schools. Her startup Kinvolved makes students’ attendance data available to parents and acts as a connection tool for parents, teachers, and school administration. Original airdate: March 21, 2019.

    • 22 min
    Reducing Food Waste with Jason Wadsworth, Category Merchant for Packaging & Sustainability at Wegmans

    Reducing Food Waste with Jason Wadsworth, Category Merchant for Packaging & Sustainability at Wegmans

    Jason Wadsworth, Category Merchant for Packaging & Sustainability at Wegmans, joins hosts Nick Ashburn and Sandi Hunt to discuss the negative impact of food waste. He talks about the grocery store's efforts in reducing food waste and increasing sustainable packaging. Original airdate: April 4, 2019.

    • 27 min

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