Business & Development Innovation

Djordjija Petkoski, Lecturer in the Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department and Senior Fellow of the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, is the faculty member responsible for leading the Business Development & Innovation Pillar in the Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research. The Zicklin Center supports Wharton faculty, graduate students and other scholarly partners undertaking research projects that focus on the new role business can play in development innovation, and multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approaches to that new role. Issues are examined through the lenses of business ethics, transparency, accountability, and corporate responsibility. The Center also organizes action-oriented knowledge, as well as colloquia, lectures, seminars and other speaker events. With this group, we support the design and implementation of specific innovative Business and Development Innovation pilot projects with high-scalability potential, and the delivery of capacity-development programs.

Ideas for Action provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.

A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, Ideas for Action is a knowledge platform connecting young leaders all around the world who are passionate about the future development of our world.

We host an annual competition during which youths from around the world design ideas for financing the UN’s new development agenda. The competition acts as a catalyst to spark global conversation among millennials and seeks to encourage them to contribute their own voice to the development conversation.

We want you to join this conversation. We want you to change the world.

Research Papers

SUBJECT AREA PUBLICATIONS BY FACULTY

Janice Bellace, (2014), Human Rights at Work:  The Need for Definitional Coherence in the Global Governance SystemInternational Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 30(2), 175-198.

Janice Bellace, (2014), Hoisted on Their Own Petard? Business and Human RightsJournal of Industrial Relations (Australia),56(3), 443-458.

Mahmoud Mohieldin and Djordjija Petkoski,  (Editors) Financing and Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, Ideas for Action 2018, The World Bank, 2017.

Mahmoud Mohieldin and Djordjija Petkoski,  (Editors) Financing Sustainable Development, Ideas for Action 2017, The World Bank, 2017.

Mahmoud Mohieldin and Djordjija Petkoski,  (Editors) Financing Sustainable Development, Ideas for Action 2016, The World Bank, 2016.

Events

Ideas for Action, a joint program of the World Bank and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, is a youth competition centered around financing sustainable development. Every year, students and young professionals from around the world participate to design ideas for financing and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Winners of the competition present their ideas during the IMF & World Bank Annual Meetings, receive support from a dedicated startup accelerator at the Wharton School, and benefit from unique networking opportunities with other young leaders as well as some of the most senior decision-makers in international development, academia, and the private sector.
— Timeline —

Registration: Team registration opens August 31, 2018
Application Submission: Application portal launches October 2018
Tentative deadline: February 28, 2019

Connecting the Private Sector to Micro-Entrepreneurs and Celebrating SDGs&Her

Location: United Nations, New York, September 24, 2018

Ideas for Action: Youth Engagement for Financing the Future of Development
Location: Gali Nusa Dua, Indonesia

The Business and Development Innovations Lecture Series

A Historic Global Cultural Shift – B Lab
Location: The Wharton School, Philadelphia – Date: Monday, February 19, 2018

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in the Changing World
Location: The Wharton School, Philadelphia – Date: Monday, March 12, 2018

Maximizing Finance for Development: Scaling Up Private Sector Investments
Location: The Wharton School, Philadelphia – Date: Monday, March 19, 2018

Entrepreneurship and Ethics in Real Estate Private Equity
Location: The Wharton School, Philadelphia – Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Cyber Security Challenge: Being Intelligence Led
Location: The Wharton School, Philadelphia – Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

How Youth Can Help Solve the World’s Toughest Problems
Knowledge@Wharton conversation with the World Bank’s Mahmoud Mohieldin and Wharton senior fellow Djordjija Petkoski.

Ideas for Action is a joint project of the World Bank Group and the Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School.  Students and young professionals from around the world are invited to share their ideas for financing and implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  Click here to read more.