Firmenich and the IFC Discuss “How Innovation and Partnerships Can Save Lives”

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By Roman Alexander Balin On March 27 2019, IFC’s Young Professional Network and the World Bank Analyst Program hosted Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance & flavor company, at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC. The informal roundtable discussion focused on how inclusive business models and cultures of innovation within corporate contexts can lead to pioneering …

The World Bank Group Returns to Wharton

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The Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Knowledge&Wharton welcomed World Bank Group Senior Vice President for the 2030 Agenda Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin for what has become an invaluable annual interaction between Dr. Mohieldin, students and faculty from across Wharton and the University, and an ever increasing number of sustainable development …

Rapport du 2ème IdeaLab à l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi au Bénin

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– Ideas for Action Club of Africa Le cinq février 2019, l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi accueillis le deuxième Idealab organisé par Ideas for Action of Africa. Dans les démarches préparatoires, le comité local a pris en charge le coût financier de l’organisation à savoir le dispositif de communication, la logistique et l’impression des supports de communications et la couverture photo. Des échanges …

I4A Co-Chair Dr. Djordjija Petkoski On Sustainable Investment in India

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Watch Ideas for Action Co-Chair and the Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Senior Fellow and Lecturer Djordjija Petkoski’s full lecture as part of the ICCR Houston-India Conference. ICCR-HIC Djordjija Petkoski from Biyani Photography on Vimeo.   Video by Biyani Photo LLC – 1907 Sabine St #167, Houston, TX 77007 – info@biyaniphoto.com

A Student’s Experience with I4A: Thinking and Acting Outside the Classroom to Extend the Global Conversation in India

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By Pallavi Menon When I started my fall semester Legal Studies course at the Wharton School, I was anticipating a multidisciplinary perspective on corporate responsibility and ethics, as mentioned in the course description. Little did I know that my professor would provide me with the opportunity to work with an initiative shaped by Wharton and the World Bank. Shortly after …

I4A in Jordan: Teaching, Connecting and Energizing Diverse Attendees to Tackle the SDGs in MENA and Beyond

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Earlier this month, Ideas for Action (I4A) was thrilled to host an Ideation Workshop in Amman, Jordan at The Princess Sumaya University for Technology. Through a joint collaboration with The Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship’s initiative DART, I4A hosted the January 7 event for an excited audience eager to learn new skills and approaches to tackle local and global problems. …

Sustainable Learning: I4A Finalist, World Bank Group and Wharton Students Engage in Innovative Learning Experience

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On Monday, November 26, the Ideas for Action (I4A) startup accelerator—a joint initiative between the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School—partnered with two Wharton students, Pallavi Menon and Joud Tabaza, to present recommendations to Starlight, the second-place winner of the 2018 I4A competition. Starlight is a start-up company based in Rwanda …

Are you a female micro-enterprise owner? Are you working to improve your local community and achieve the #SDGs? Apply to the #SDGsAndHer competition & be recognized on the global stage!

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Are you a female micro-enterprise owner? Are you working to improve your local community and achieve the #SDGs? If so, apply to the 2019 #SDGsAndHer competition to be recognized and rewarded on the global stage! Apply here!    -Video Credit: WBG Multimedia Team

I4A Hosts Ideation Workshop: Engaging Regional Finalists and Challenging Students to Think Differently

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On Monday, November 12, Ideas for Action (I4A), a joint initiative of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, organized and led “From Ideas to Action: An Ideation Workshop.” The three-hour workshop was designed for students, members of the Wharton community and, for the first time, Ideas for Action Regional Finalist winners …