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Turning the Tides: The Future of Environmentally Conscious Social Innovation

A report from the global environment conference Turning the Tide.

By Shane Moise | Apr. 22, 2010


Skoll Award Recipients Focus on Ecosystem Services Market

Three of the seven recipients of this year’s awards were from the field of ecosystem services and avoided deforestation.

By Grace Augustine | Apr. 21, 2010


Rebuilding Haiti with Microfinance (Video)

Partnership brings greater social impact. This post features a video.

By Reeta Roy | Apr. 20, 2010
SSIR blogger Regina Ridley joined the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2006 as publishing director.

Socially Responsible Business

Radical Transparency Will Change the World

A new counterbalance to corporate power is developing.

By Regina Ridley | 6 | Apr. 20, 2010
SSIR blogger Sean Stannard-Stockton is CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. Strategic Philanthropy


Social Innovation Fund Names Director

A conversation with Paul Carttar.

By Sean Stannard-Stockton | 1 | Apr. 20, 2010

Global Issues

TEDxVolcano: Stranded in London

Highlights from a spontaneous social cause forum.

By Marcia Stepanek | 1 | Apr. 19, 2010

Five People You Should Be Following on Twitter

A list of social innovators worth watching.

By Rosetta Thurman | 1 | Apr. 19, 2010


Professional Altruism Is Harder than It Looks

Foundation program officers—a case for empathy.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Apr. 19, 2010
SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.

Asking the Right Questions

A report on a talk by Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, professor of Sustainable Development, and professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University.

By Jenna Nicholas | 1 | Apr. 16, 2010


Fairness, Justice, and the Social Sector

A new report suggests that no matter how narrow a foundation’s (or by extension, a nonprofit’s) mission, it should creatively serve a broad base of beneficiaries and not exclude the poor or minorities.

By Perla Ni | Apr. 15, 2010