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


Global Issues


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


This Old Green House

Clean Energy Works Portland gets consumers—and the workforce—energized about weatherization.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Fall 2010

Neal Keny-Guyer

Neal Keny-Guyer believes that wars, earthquakes, and other disasters create opportunities for Mercy Corps to help improve society.

By Eric Nee | Fall 2010

Long Suffering Falls Short

Guilt might move people not to relieve suffering, but to exacerbate it by rationalizing that the victims somehow deserve their plight.

By Alana Conner | Spring 2010

In Their Own Words

A social media campaign aims to increase awareness of areas that reduce health risks for domestic workers and employers alike.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2009

Embracing Practical Solutions

A $25 baby warmer might stop the tragedy of 450 low-birth-weight babies dying every hour in the developing world.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Fall 2009

Banking on Change

Express Credit Union reopens in Seattle to serve the unbanked, underbanked, and want-to-be-banked.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2009

Putting More Fun into Play

In a new playground in Manhattan, "play associates" will encourage youthful creativity while reminding parents and nannies to take a giant step back.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2009

Evil Green

New research shows that buying green products makes people more likely to cheat and steal.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Summer 2010

The Law of Networks

The Innocence Network, an international collaboration of pro bono legal and investigative organizations, grows rapidly and flexibly.

By Sam Scott & Jessie Speer | Fall 2010
Kind of Capitalism
that Serves Humanity’s
Most Pressing Needs
Muhammad Yunus

Hear, Hear for Profits

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs by Muhammad Yunus

Reviewed By Rodney Schwartz | 3 | Fall 2010