Announcing the Winners of the Ideas for Action Competition 2015

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First Place: Team Pennsurance Creating New Microinsurance Products for Remittance Service Providers in India Members: Ezgi Aytac, Arjun Bhaskar, Keshav Garud, Matthew McPhail, James Zhou Second Place: Team Oxygen Innovative PPP Model for Promoting Financial Deepening and Inclusion in the Rice Value Chain in Nigeria Members: Michael Adeola, Chioma Ukwuagu, Ogomegbunam Anagwu, Henry Ushie, Maureen Orji Third Place: Team Outcome Decreasing poverty in the mining communities of the world through the empowerment of communities in …

Event Recap: Luis Montoya (President, PepsiCo)

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This past Monday, Apr.20, our team was excited to host PepsiCo Latin American beverages President Luis Montoya. He flew all the way from Peru for one day at Wharton to meet our team and share his insights with UPenn students about responsible leadership in the Post-2015 world. While PepsiCo is mostly known for producing delicious drinks to people worldwide, Luis showed us that PepsiCo also has an extensive agenda for creating sustainability. The PepsiCo team is specifically …

Luis Montoya (President, PepsiCo): Responsible Leadership in the Post 2015 World

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The Post-2015 Development Agenda- what’s it all about? who’s responsible for it? why does it matter to us? These are the questions Luis Montoya will answer for us on Monday, April 20. The I4A team proudly welcomes the President of PepsiCo Latin America Beverages to Penn for an engaging conversation about #Post2015, development goals, Latin America, and youth engagement. Come hungry, leave with food for thought (and eat during – dinner will be served!). Monday, …

Case Presentations Event Recap, April 6

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On April 6, 5 teams gathered together to compete to win our case competition. The teams presented ideas based on reaching out to girls for economic inclusion and development, using microfinance, microsavings, impact bonds, mobile banking, and mutual funds in the developing world. Often students overlapped in their understanding of issues (e.g. mobile banking came up as its own idea and an element of other ideas), which showed a consensus among youth on certain opportunities and …

I4A first rounds

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Thank you to everyone who made submissions to I4A 2015. We received hundreds of submissions and were incredibly impressed with the quality of your work. Please note that due to the quantity of submissions in different languages, we have evaluated submissions in English first, and will reach out to those who submitted non-English proposals soon about their finalist status. We have selected and contacted a short list of “finalists” who will continue into the next …

A Wharton + World Bank Event this coming Monday, Dec. 1

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Mahmoud Mohieldin (World Bank) and David Shipman (Firmenich) will be joining us at the Wharton School for a presentation of Financing the Post 2015 Development Agenda and the Ideas for Action Initiative, and Sustainability with Passion, Talent and Integrity, respectively. We hope that registrants will be able to participate in this event. The event will be live-streamed for the first 300 viewers. During the event, you have the chance to ask a question directly to the presenters …