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




Socially Responsible Business

Faith in Fair Trade

How Lutherans are transforming their love of coffee into global good.

By Kathryn Wolford & Lisa Bonds | 1 | Winter 2007

Economic Development

Green Fire

A Chilean firewood certification program spares both the air and indigenous business.

By Laila Weir | Winter 2007

Urban Development

The People’s IPO

Lower-income patrons of Market Creek Plaza can now invest in the shopping center.

By Anne Stuhldreher | Winter 2007

Nonprofit Management

Guess Who’s Socially Irresponsible?

Nonprofits aren’t as nice to their employees as you might think.

By Mal Warwick | 8 | Winter 2007

Socially Responsible Business

Making It to McDonald’s

How Fair Trade coffee moved out of its niche and into the most mainstream market of all.

By Kirsten Olsen | Winter 2007

Individual Giving

Rolls-Royce Radicals

Responsible Wealth, a Boston-based nonprofit, is convincing many affluent Americans to challenge the very rules that made them rich.

By Sandra Rothenberg & Maureen Scully | Winter 2007


15 Minutes with Victoria Hale

MacArthur “genius” prize winner creates drugs for the developing world.

By Eric Nee | 1 | Winter 2007

Nonprofit Management

The Power of Brands

Not only does a distinctive brand help a nonprofit raise its visibility among the public, it also develops deeper ties with donors, partners, and other stakeholders.

By Adrian Sargeant & John B. Ford | 3 | Winter 2007

Economic Development

One Buyer at a Time

Aid organizations help build small businesses build capacity without asking whether people want the businesses’ products. As these stories show, successful programs start with real buyers.

By James T. Riordan | 3 | Winter 2007

Nonprofit Management

Networks for Good Works

Successful social innovators nurture close ties between members and infuse their networks with a common set of values.

By Joel M. Podolny | Winter 2007