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


Impact Investing


Socially responsible investing that produces triple bottom line results


Complete Capital

We need integrated solutions, not just investment capital, to address social problems.


Climate Science as Culture War

The public debate around climate change is no longer about science—it’s about values, culture, and ideology.


Creating Value Through Uncommon Alliances

The US State Department is redefining diplomacy and development.


A GPS for Social Impact

Root Capital and Acumen Fund propose a system for program evaluation that is akin to GPS.


Greenbacks for Green Projects

Green bonds have come to the United States.


Big Society Capital Marks a Paradigm Shift

How the UK’s social investment bank will harness entrepreneurship and capital to solve societal problems.


Elizabeth Littlefield

Elizabeth Littlefield heads up OPIC, a federal agency that helps steer billions of dollars of private investment capital to developing countries.

By Johanna Mair | Summer 2012

Risky Business

How The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation approaches high-risk philanthropic ventures.


Impact Investing: What Exactly Is New?

A veteran of the microfinance industry looks at impact investing through the lenses of history, language, and psychology.

By Roger Frank | 3 | Winter 2012

Roundtable on Impact Investing

A group of social innovation leaders from around the world discuss impact investing and how to make it more effective.

By Johanna Mair & Katherine Milligan | 8 | Winter 2012