Dollars and Change Podcast
Overcoming the Racial Wealth Gap with John Rogers, Chairman, Co-CEO, and CIO of Ariel Investments
John Rogers, Chairman, Co-CEO, and CIO of Ariel Investments, joins host and Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative Katherine Klein to discuss the racial wealth gap in the United States and strategies to overcome it. Systemic racism has prevented many African Americans from participating in key sectors of the economy in which wealth is created — financial services, professional services, and technology. Rogers argues that education and business diversity (not supplier diversity) are key approaches to solving long-lasting disparities.
Investing in Refugee Entrepreneurs in East Africa
Wharton’s Katherine Klein talks to Julienne Oyler, co-founder and CEO of the African Entrepreneur Collective, which helps micro, small, and medium businesses across East Africa.
How Companies and Capital Can Be Forces for Good, with Jean Case, Founder of For What It’s Worth
Jean Case is a business leader, philanthropist, and author who served as a senior executive at AOL before launching The Case Foundation in 1997. She is also creator of “For What It's Worth,” a weekly newsletter to demystify impact investing, and the author of Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose. On this Dollars and Change episode, Jean talks with Wharton’s Katherine Klein about finding purpose and reaching beyond your bubble.
The Hard Work Ahead to Realize the Promise of ESG Investing, with Vit Henisz, Wharton Professor and Founder of the Wharton ESG Analytics Lab
Vit Henisz, the Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, discusses ESG investing today – the increasingly popular practice of considering companies’ environmental, social, and governance performance and practices when deciding whether and where to invest. Measuring ESG well is difficult and many ESG investment products don’t live up to the hype. What will it take for investors to realize the financial benefits and impact of ESG investing?