Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative

Elevating the impact of business research in ESG

The mission of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Initiative is, consistent with the vision of Joseph Wharton, to harness the power of business to “solve the social problems incident to our civilization.” We will do this by conducting research that investigates the intersection of ESG factors and business and by further advancing our best-in-class education of current and future practitioners, enabling them to serve a world undergoing tremendous change.

Areas of Focus

Conducting rigorous practically-relevant research that investigates when, where, and how ESG factors impact business

Providing world-class ESG curricular and co-curricular programs to current and future business leaders

Shaping strategies, models, policies, and regulations for practice and policy through partnerships and programs

Research Insights

As the undisputed leader in published academic business research, Wharton delivers tangible solutions that transform business practices and grow economic opportunities for all.

Knowledge at Wharton

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Dive into topical articles, podcasts, and videos through Wharton’s online business journal.

Centers, Initiatives & More

Recent Research From Pillar Faculty

Meet some of the Wharton faculty doing impactful work for ESG.

Witold J. Henisz

Vice Dean and Faculty Director, ESG Initiative
Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management

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