We're live at Wharton's Social Impact Conference today, talking "The Finance of Impact: Innovative Approaches to Social Change." It's this year's theme.
Organizers Dorie Golkin and Eva Liu say, "the conference will address the changing landscape of social impact, with a focus on financial models and technological applications that help enable sustainable change."
Follow along today for the best tweets from the University of Pennsylvania.
Conference keynote speaker, Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, speaks to Erin Ade about his roots in social impact.
Jackie Vanderbrug, Founder of Women Effective Investments Initiative, talks to Erin Ade about some initiatives that impress her in the field.
Raj Ramachandran, VP at The Apollo Group, talks to Lauren Foote about how he was inspired to enter the impact space: "I remember one of my mentors said, 'ok, you're successful but are you significant?'"
Travis Wilson, Co-CEO of Noonday Collection, talks to Erin Ade about working with Ugandan artisans and shows off some of their handiwork.
Lauren Cochran, VP of Imprint Capital, talks to Erin Ade about transitioning from "philanthropic capital" to sustainable solutions.
Katherine Klein, Vice Dean of Social Impact at Wharton, talks to Lauren Foote about the obligation that business schools have to emphasize, and create opportunities in, the social impact space.
Erik Rapprich talks to Wharton's Erin Ade about his company, Citizinvestor, and empowering communities to help decide where municipal government money is invested.
In the impact economy, there is so much to do that government, philanthropy, and the private sector all have a role to play #WSIC2012— oikosPenn (@oikosPenn) November 16, 2012
"Social impact is in our DNA. It all started with Ben Franklin." - Katherine Klein, Vice Dean of Social Impact Initiative#WSIC2012— dorie golkin (@doriegolkin) November 16, 2012