What Others are Saying


"One for the World is a small, but very important development in the fight against the devastating effects of extreme poverty.  Wharton students that commit to participating in this fight will inspire not only others in their University, but university students in other affluent countries.  We hope to see other similar organizations spread like wildfire — we certainly want to support their formation and development.”

- Charlie Bresler, Ph.D, Executive Director, The Life You Can Save


"All of us who are fortunate enough to have money to spare have a responsibility to use some of it to save lives and reduce suffering.  I'm delighted that One for the World is encouraging people to pledge to use some of their income  to help people living in extreme poverty.”  

- Peter Singer, Australian moral philosopher and Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and author of Ethics in the Real World, The Most Good You Can Do, Animal Liberation, and The Life You Can Save


"One for the World has an ambitious goal: getting business leaders to put their money where their mouth is.  This initiative exemplifies the Wharton commitment to giving back."

- Adam Grant, Wharton professor and bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy


"One for the World is ahead of its time in recognizing that it's not only our moral duty, but also in our best interest, to help others. Ten years from now, leading business people will be donating in a considered manner on an ongoing basis."

- Americus Reed, Wharton professor and co-founder of Persona Partners

"Through One for the World, Wharton can become the leading business school in effective, meaningful philanthropy. Their portfolio of charities are transparent, cost-effective organizations providing life-saving services with proven results."

William MacAskill, co-founder of Giving What We Can, co-founder and President of 80,000 Hours, and co-founder and CEO of the Centre for Effective Altruism


"Through One for the World, Wharton is creating a precedent for young business leaders to give a proportion of their incomes to the world's most effective charities, thus laying down a challenge to other business schools around the world."

- Benjamin Todd, co-founder and CEO of 80,000 Hours, an organization dedicated to helping people have the largest positive impact with the 80,000 hours of their career.


"One for the World is about giving generously to organizations that make a powerful, demonstrable, and sustainable differences in the lives of the world’s poor.  This initiative sets the bar high for leading business schools passionate about creating social impact, and shows that Wharton students and alumni are ahead of the curve in recognizing the importance of helping others."  

- Katherine Klein, Vice Dean, Wharton Social Impact Initiative


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