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


Socially Responsible Business


Innovative, ethical, and community-minded business practices


Bettering the Used Book Business

Better World Books has found a way to make a profit and donate more than $11 million for literacy programs and libraries worldwide.


Banking on Low-Income Families

The Center for Community Self-Help provides financial services to those who can’t afford to live without them.


Changing Business from the Inside Out

A look at how to steer corporations toward doing good for people and our planet—from the inside.

By Tim Mohin | 1 | Jun. 11, 2012

A Lifeline for Mothers

Merck for Mothers—a 10-year, $500 million initiative—aims to improve the odds for vulnerable women around the globe.


Leveraging Corporate Responsibility: The Stakeholder Route to Maximizing Business and Social Value

Leveraging Corporate Responsibility explores stakeholders' impact in order to help companies fully realize the potential of their corporate responsibility initiatives.

By C.B. Bhattacharya | Mar. 2, 2012

Better Health Care, Higher Productivity

By providing factory workers with health care training, HERproject reduces absenteeism and turnover at some of the world’s biggest clothing brands.


Shrinking Your Plastic Footprint

Getting companies to reduce their use of plastic is the focus of the Plastic Disclosure Project.


Go Local, Go Global

Ekos cosmetics tap Brazil’s rich biodiversity for profits and social good.


Connecting Heart to Head

Leaders of Alcoa and PUMA, two forward-looking multibillion-dollar global companies, describe a framework for sustainable growth.

By Ram Nidumolu, Kevin Kramer, & Jochen Zeitz | Winter 2012

Making Businesses More Responsible

Corporate sustainability reporting is increasingly mandated by government and the public.