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


Getting Human Rights Right

Corporations that violate human rights not only inflict suffering, but also hurt their bottom line. The authors suggest five principles that corporations can follow to improve their human rights footprint.

By Jenik Radon, Margo Tatgenhorst Drakos, & Tarek Farouk Maassarani | Winter 2008

Review: Brewing Justice

Jafee provides an inside look at the world of fair trade.

Reviewed By Christopher M. Bacon | Fall 2007

Faith in Fair Trade

How Lutherans are transforming their love of coffee into global good.

By Kathryn Wolford & Lisa Bonds | 1 | Winter 2007

Guess Who’s Socially Irresponsible?

Nonprofits aren’t as nice to their employees as you might think.

By Mal Warwick | 8 | Winter 2007

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