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

SUBSCRIBE | HELP

Social Entrepreneurship

 

Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurs who tackle society’s problems

 
Joshua_Romisher_SSIR_headshot_Sloan

Energy

Five Innovations That Will Electrify Africa

How a continent of over 1 billion off-grid customers can move from darkness to light over the next decade.

By Joshua Romisher | 21 | Apr. 24, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Time to Define What a “Hub” Really Is

Clarifying four core features that hub organizations are widely assumed to share can help us grasp their limits and possibilities as innovation intermediaries.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Relationship Advice for Cross-Sector Collaborators

When two organizations bond across sectoral lines, how do you keep the fire going?

By Dana O’Donovan & Shruti Sehra | Mar. 23, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship: A Force for Political Stability

Three recommendations for bridging the chasm between the political elite and marginalized citizens in the Middle East.

By Gilbert Doumit | 3 | Mar. 11, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Engaging the Citizenry Through Social Enterprise

Social enterprises can help build stability in countries facing political crises by addressing root causes of civilian discontent.

By Andrew B. Lala | Mar. 3, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

A Mantra for the Privileged

There is a lot of untapped potential in would-be entrepreneurs in developing countries. But they can’t afford to “fail fast, fail often.”

By Susannah Hares | 3 | Feb. 27, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The Power of the Unlikely Social Entrepreneur

As the field of social entrepreneurship expands, it’s critical that we break down “the fourth wall” between the serving and the served.

By Courtney E. Martin | 5 | Feb. 19, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Learning From Failure

There are important lessons to be learned from social enterprises that have failed—an introduction to the spring 2015 issue.

By Eric Nee | 4 | Feb. 18, 2015
 

Up Next in 2015: Facing Corruption

One of the major scourges on human development is desperately waiting for social entrepreneurship to tackle it, and the time is now.

By Dieter Zinnbauer | 2 | Feb. 5, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Fueling Financial Innovation in the Middle East

Getting social entrepreneurs in Arab countries to take bigger risks in financing for scale may require that they put more skin in the game.

By Teresa Chahine & Zeina Farhat | 1 | Jan. 16, 2015