Dollars and Change Podcast
All the greatest insights into the world of social impact and business.
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. Su
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.