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 …

Ideas for Action at Stanford University: Social Impact Energizes Students from Technology, Finance, Engineering, Medicine and More

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Over the last four years, Ideas for Action has continually worked to expand its outreach to young innovators worldwide—encouraging everyone aged 18-35 to join the discussion about how humankind can achieve the SDGs.  At an event at Stanford University last week, Filip Simeski and Marko Jakovljevic, both of whom are involved with the Science, Technology and Innovation initiative within Ideas …

Ideas for Action at the 2018 IMF-WBG Annual Meetings

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 by Théo Maret   The Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group took place from October 8 to 15, 2018 in Bali. Heads of state, government, international organizations and NGOs gathered together with researchers and civil society observers to discuss the most burning challenges of the world economy and the planet itself, with a range of conferences and …

2018 Ideas for Action Survey Data

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Thank you again to the more than 250 young innovators from over 70 countries to who took our 2018 participant survey.  Ideas for Action seeks to support as many of our thousands of global applicants as possible, and the wealth of data we received from this survey will help us improve our initiative and programming in both the short and long run.  …