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


Global Issues


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


Lessons in Courage

Against all odds, the Afghan Institute of Learning educates women and girls in a war-torn society.

By Suzie Boss | Spring 2010

Tech Clears the Air

Manufacturers in the United States are building more and more products while churning out less and less air pollution.

By Alana Conner | Spring 2010

Charters Rock Exam

A recent study shows that the UK's charter (like) schools fare better than standard schools on national exams.

By Alana Conner | Spring 2010

LEED the Way

The LEED green-building certification system is one of the fastest growing nonprofits in America.

By Brandon Keim | Spring 2010

Which Fix?

Some school reformers advocate starting over, while others want to keep the same students and site. Both approaches are useful.

By Justin Cohen | Spring 2010

Sell the Wind

What are social marketers to do when their target audience couldn’t care less about the change they want to make? Here's how one group got everyday people to care about alternative energy.

By Cathy L. Hartman & Edwin R. Stafford | Winter 2010

Grassroots Concrete

Build Change is shaking up construction practices in earthquake-prone areas.

By Brandon Keim | Winter 2010

Second Chances and a Third Bottom Line

Recycla Chile, Latin America’s first e-waste recycling company, reclaims value from discarded electronics and marginalized people.

By Tyche Hendricks | Winter 2010

Strength Through Flexibility

Over the past 17 years, the Forum for African Women Educationalists has delivered high-quality education to millions of girls across 35 African countries.

By Kim Jonker | 1 | Winter 2010
Turning Oppression
into Opportunity for
Women Worldwide
Sheryl WuDunn &
Nicholas D. Kristof

Women Hold Both Sky and Solutions

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof

Reviewed By Kavita Nandini Ramdas | 3 | Winter 2010