Stanford Social Innovation Review : Informing and inspiring leaders of social change





A Mandate for Responsibility

In the wake of a recently passed law, companies in India are figuring out how to meet their CSR requirement.



Franchising a “Fireball”

Aflatoun, a global social and financial education program, is relying on partnerships rather than centralized control to scale up.


Progress Report

Supplement to the article “Applied ‘Womenomics.’

By SSIR Editors | May. 14, 2014

Urban Development

Safe at Home

Thanks to ROC USA, residents of mobile home parks can gain a real stake in the places where they live.


Civil Society

Big Box Protests Can Be a Big Deal

Community activists have a lot of potential influence on whether large retailers enter a local market.



Auditing the Auditors

Simple steps to reduce conflicts of interest can improve both pollution reporting and regulatory compliance.


Individual Giving

Not “Better Than Nothing”

Combining charity with financial gain can seriously tarnish others’ appreciation of altruistic efforts.


Socially Responsible Business

The Upside of CSR

For companies, higher levels of social performance often translate into improved access to funding.



Broken Rules, Better Loans?

Loan officers’ discretion plays a large role in determining the success of a micro-lending organization.


Human Rights

Survivor of an Acid Attack

Women and even girls continue to be the victims of acid attacks by men in Bangladesh and other countries.

By Eric Nee | Summer 2014