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

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Global Issues

 

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

 

Cultivating a Neglected Field

Seven lending organizations are teaming up to meet the large-scale needs of smallholder farms in the developing world.

 
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Design for Cleaner Living

A team of social innovators is devising ways to put urban India on track to a tidier future.

 

Built WELL

Taking a lead from LEED certification, a new standard aims to promote healthy construction of homes, offices, and other structures.

 
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From Petitions to Decisions

After Change.org placed petitions at the center of its platform, the size of its membership soared. But operating a high-volume petition site isn’t enough for its leaders. Includes magazine extras.

 

Mentor for America

Thanks to the New Teacher Center, beginning educators gain support that will help them thrive in a challenging profession.

 
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Rethinking Poverty

Recent discoveries in brain science shed light on what holds the poor back—and on how to help them get ahead.

 
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Equal Effort

Behind the recent advance of gay marriage rights lay a decade of careful planning and diligent collaboration. Includes magazine extras.

 
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The Gift of Life

Papua province is the epicenter for HIV/AIDS in Indonesia, the world's fourth largest country.

 
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Taking a Charter Flight

In one prominent effort to reinvent public schools, promise and performance don't necessarily match up.

 

How Fair Trade Grew

Variances in the experience of producer countries strongly affect how fair trade markets have evolved.