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

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Economic Development

 

Social innovations that improve the living standards of the poor

 
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An Incubator for Labor

Through the Workers Lab, union leaders aim to nurture “audacious ideas” that might reinvent the US labor movement.

 
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Entrepreneurship and Ebola

Creating an ethically sourced apparel company in West Africa is hard enough, but when Ebola strikes, the challenges become almost insurmountable.

 
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Bursaries for Girls

The relatively simple act of providing African girls with the money they need to stay in school has achieved significant results.

 

Past Isn’t Always Prologue

For policy makers today, earlier efforts to promote local community organizing yield relatively few lessons.

 

A More Perfect Union?

New ideas on how to empower US workers involve breaking free of current labor law.

 
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The Hidden Pitfalls of Inclusive Innovation

What business leaders need to know to create successful products and services for the poor in emerging markets.

 

Feeding Relationships

Social capital has enabled Second Harvest Japan to overcome cultural resistance to its operating model. Includes magazine extras.

 

An Absorbing Problem

To help low-income residents, urban communities need to build up their capacity for using investment capital effectively.

 

Cuban Remix

In measured but far-reaching ways, a state-controlled economy is opening a space for socially responsible enterprise.

 

All in One Place

Single Stop USA provides low-income Americans with a convenient gateway to a wider range of services and benefits.