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


Human Rights


Innovative policies and programs that advance the rights of people and communities


Making It to McDonald’s

How Fair Trade coffee moved out of its niche and into the most mainstream market of all.

By Kirsten Olsen | Winter 2007

Rolls-Royce Radicals

Responsible Wealth, a Boston-based nonprofit, is convincing many affluent Americans to challenge the very rules that made them rich.

By Sandra Rothenberg & Maureen Scully | Winter 2007

Diversity Training Doesn’t Work

How can companies hire and promote more women and minorities?

By Alana Conner Snibbe | Winter 2007

The Oldest Profession

How a German nonprofit is repurposing sex workers’ skills.

By John Laurenson | Fall 2006

The Hidden Cost of Paradise

Indigenous people are being displaced to create wilderness areas, to the detriment of all.

By Mark Dowie | 1 | Spring 2006

The Gift of Community

A formerly homeless man tells what he most wanted for Christmas when he was on the streets.

By Wes Browning | Winter 2005

Undercutting TV’s Ageist Stereotypes

TV spoils outlook on aging, but keeping a diary may lessen the damage.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | Fall 2005

Brother Spared a Dime

Homeless protests in the '80s were born not just of grievances, but also of greenbacks.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | Fall 2005

Mind the Gap

Some social and educational programs inadvertently widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | Summer 2005

What Women Don’t Want

How male managers’ patronizing behavior undercuts female subordinates’ performance.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | Summer 2005