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


Global Issues


Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health


The Price of Competition

Market structures have a complex but discernible effect on people’s willingness to buy socially responsible products.


Danger Ahead

The spread of technology-based platforms brings greater connectivity—but also greater vulnerability.

Reviewed By Marina Gorbis | Summer 2015

Stolen Future

The conditions faced by young people in the United States highlight the impact of growing inequality.

Reviewed By Bill Shore | Summer 2015

Always on Call

A new, data-driven mode of confronting humanitarian disaster requires an appropriate policy framework.

Reviewed By Lucy Bernholz | Summer 2015

A New Vision for Elder Care

Can the emergence of a “Caring Majority” help meet the needs of an aging US population?

Reviewed By Meika Loe | Summer 2015

Transformative Dance

A Brazilian organization uses ballet to help disadvantaged youth improve their lives.


Compassionate Careers: Making a Living by Making a Difference

Compassionate Careers explores a number of career paths that provide opportunities for service-focused passions to unite and empower a new movement.


How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate

How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate focuses on the nuances of America's social psychology and cultural beliefs - and how those contexts shape the politics and readings of climate science.

By Andrew J. Hoffman | Apr. 6, 2015

In Their Own Hands

How one, simple idea empowered communities worldwide: Jeffrey Ashe recounts the development of Saving for Change.


Winning Marriage

The inside story of how same-sex couples took on the politicians and pundits - and won.

By Marc Solomon | Mar. 2, 2015