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Excerpts and reviews of top books on social innovation

 
MAKING SUSTAINABILITY
WORK: Best
Practices in Managing
and Measuring
Corporate Social,
Environmental, and
Economic Impacts
Marc J. Epstein

Socially Responsible Business

Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts

By Marc J. Epstein | Reviewed By Jennifer Roberts
 
INNOVATION NATION: How
America Is Losing Its Innovation
Edge, Why It Matters, and
What We Can Do to Get It Back
John Kao

Social Entrepreneurship

Innovation Nation: How America Is Losing Its Innovation Edge, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do to Get It Back

By John Kao | Reviewed By Jennifer Roberts
 

Philanthropy

Field Notes of a Maverick Grantmaker

By Bill Somerville with Fred Setterberg | Reviewed By Peter deCourcy Hero

Foundation grantmaking can become more responsive, intuitive, and effective.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

How to Change the World

By John Elkington & Pamela Hartigan | Reviewed By Rick Aubry

Who are social entrepreneurs and why does what they do matter?

 

Global Issues

How Each of Us Can Change the World

By Paul Collier | Reviewed By Paul Collier

The former president shares how ordinary citizens are helping to solve our big problems.

 
CANCER ACTIVISM:
Gender, Media, and Public Policy
Karen M. Kedrowski & Marilyn Stine Sarow

Health

Cancer Activism: Gender, Media, and Public Policy

By Karen Kedrowski & Marilyn Stine Sarow | Reviewed By Catherine DiBenedetto
 
EFFECTIVE FOUNDATION
MANAGEMENT: 14 Challenges
of Philanthropic Leadership –
And How to Outfox Them
Joel J. Orosz

Foundations

Effective Foundation Management: 14 Challenges of Philanthropic Leadership--And How to Outfox Them

By Joel J. Orosz | Reviewed By Catherine DiBenedetto
 

Environment

Break Through

By Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger | Reviewed By Sacha Zimmerman

Small-scale efforts won't solve the global warming crisis.

 

Government

Beyond the White House

By Jimmy Carter | Reviewed By Joshua Weissburg

Jimmy Carter details his ongoing efforts to make a difference as John Q. Citizen.

 

Global Issues

Fugitive Denim

By Rachel Louise Snyder | Reviewed By Laura Commike

From field to factory, Snyder reveals the real lives behind the making of a pair of jeans.