A New Initiative: the Africa COVID-19 Challenge

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The Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School and its many partners are issuing a call for proposals for a new initiative: Building Capacity to Combat COVID-19 in Africa: Ideas and Innovations from Young Entrepreneurs. This competition will occur under the Africa COVID-19 Challenge. Learn more about the initiative here!

Reflections of Meeting Tanoto Foundation Winners from Penn students

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On 18 Feburary 2020, students in Ideas for Action and Dr. Djordjia Petkoski’s LGST401 and LGST230 classes met with winners of the Ideas for Action competition from Indonesia, sponsored by the Tanoto Foundation, during a lunch at Jon M. Huntsman Hall. Below are some takeaways of students from the conversations. “It was rewarding getting to meet Steven and Krisna from …

Ideas for Action at the 2020 Youth Assembly

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On February 14-15, the Youth Assembly, a platform created by the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation to encourage youth to become involved in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, hosted its 25th session at New York University. Over the course of the weekend, students, entrepreneurs, and young professionals came together to learn from leaders in the international development space, as well as …

From 3,100 to 3: Announcing the Winners of Ideas for Action 2019!

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After four rounds of review and 3,100 proposals, Ideas for Action is thrilled to announce the winners of our record-setting 2019 competition! Congratulations to these incredible teams and to the more than 10,000 young innovators and entrepreneurs involved in I4A this year.  Each of these young people is working tirelessly to achieve the sustainable development goals in their communities and …

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 …