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


Socially Responsible Business


Innovative, ethical, and community-minded business practices


Tackling Vision Care Disparities

How one nonprofit uses an NFL team’s celebrity to improve poor children’s eyesight - and life chances.

By Melinda Tuan & Fay Twersky | 2 | Winter 2005

Trash to Treasure

Converting corporate waste into classroom tools.

By Roy Wood | Winter 2005

15 Minutes with Margaret Henningsen

How an African-American banker is rebuilding her community.

By Anne Stuhldreher | Winter 2005

Sharing Power

How Merck and the WHO have sustained a fragile balance of power in their battle against river blindness.

By Jonathan B. Levine | Fall 2005

Small Is Beautiful

Banks in Mexico say that microloans are helping the poor while boosting their profits.

By Ricardo Sandoval | Fall 2005

The Myth of CSR

The problem with assuming that companies can do well while also doing good is that markets don't really work that way

By Deborah Doane | 4 | Fall 2005

Philanthropy, Inc.

How today’s corporate donors want their gifts to help the bottom line.

By Keith Epstein | Summer 2005

In Bad Times, It Pays to Be Good

A reputation for CSR may shield companies from the public’s ire.

By Marguerite Rigoglioso | Summer 2005

Block by Block

How one of the world’s largest companies builds loyalty among Mexico’s poor.

By Ricardo Sandoval | 1 | Summer 2005

Golden Opportunity

When a Canadian multinational laid off hundreds of gold miners in South Africa, it went many extra miles to help them get back on their feet.

By Wayne Dunn | Winter 2004