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


Social Entrepreneurship


Innovative ideas for social entrepreneurs who tackle society’s problems


Economic Development

Product Paternalism

Women’s empowerment means voter choice, partner choice, healthcare choice, reproductive choice, career choice, and consumer choice.

By Jonathan C. Lewis | 6 | Jun. 10, 2013

Impact Investing

Impact Investing in the Middle East: What Next?

Impact investment opportunities could arise across the MENA region with the proper incentives and regulatory framework.

By Jamil Wyne & Yehia Houry | Jun. 6, 2013


At Least Take Down the Signs

Old-school development and its rusting reminders.

By Kevin Starr | 4 | May. 31, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship

Where Is the BOP Health Care Fortune?

Research shows that healthcare social enterprises are segmenting the BOP and leaving the bottom 50 percent of consumers behind.

By Andy Thornton | 4 | May. 23, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship

The Power of a Simple and Inclusive Definition

To live up to its vision to change the world for the better, the social entrepreneur movement must clearly and simply define itself.

By Elizabeth Garlow & Rich Tafel | 12 | May. 22, 2013


The Power of Technology in Social Innovation Education

A cross-sector initiative aims to develop 21st-century skills in secondary school students—highlights from a recent survey.

By Caroline Jenner | May. 2, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship

Losing Ownership of New Ideas: A Mark of Success

For social entrepreneurs, radically reframing ideas about social change can have a silver lining.

By Lisa Lepson | 1 | Apr. 29, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship

A Guide to Scaling Social Innovation

A new guide offers a framework for credible, realistic policy action that governments can take to turn social entrepreneurship into a major force for innovation.

By Hilde Schwab | Apr. 24, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship

So We’ve Scaled Up, Now What?

Conclusions from the BRAC’s Frugal Innovation Forum.

By Asif Saleh & Maria A. May | Apr. 11, 2013

Social Entrepreneurship

Early-Stage Enterprises Need More Than Money

Non-financial resources are essential to preparing early-stage enterprises for investment.

By Perzen Patel | 1 | Apr. 5, 2013