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


Socially Responsible Business


Innovative, ethical, and community-minded business practices


A Tarnish on Green Goods

Why eco-friendly products may be bad for the environment.

By Alana Conner Snibbe | 1 | Winter 2007

Weaving Businesses Together

Organic Exchange uses its global network to promote environmentally friendly fibers.

By Catherine Potter | 2 | Fall 2006

Color Your World

The San Francisco Recycling Center gussies up the globe with recycled paint.

By Paul Kilduff | Fall 2006

From Marble to Formica

How the Union Bank of California attracts lower-income people to traditional banking.

By Laura Beaudin | Fall 2006

Buying In or Selling Out?

Socially responsible brands that merge with multinationals may be abandoning their principles

By Dara O'Rourke | Fall 2006

Turning Conflict into Cooperation

The Rainforest Action Network launched a consumer boycott of several Mitsubishi companies, leading to significant changes in the way the firm and many of its partners do business.

By Peter Asmus, Hank Cauley, & Katharine Maroney | Fall 2006

The Other CSR

Consumers say they want to buy green products but they don't always follow through. There are, however, strategies corporations can take to increase sales of sustainable goods.

By Timothy M. Devinney, Patrice Auger, Giana Eckhardt, & Thomas Birtchnell | 1 | Fall 2006

A New Role for Nonprofits

Sidebar to "Changing the Game:" tips for nonprofits when creating a partnership with a company.

By Mark Kramer & John Kania | 2 | Spring 2006

Creating Game-Changing CSR

Sidebar to "Changing the Game:" tips for developing a CSR program.

By Mark Kramer & John Kania | 1 | Spring 2006

Rethinking Corporate Philanthropy

Exploiting core competencies is only half the story.

By Alessandra Bianchi | Spring 2006