Articles on social change from the latest edition of SSIR
Volume 10, Number 1
The winter 2012 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review features a varied collection of articles on the burgeoning field of impact investing. For a fascinating international perspective on the subject, be sure to read “Roundtable on Impact Investing,” featuring Jacqueline Novogratz from Acumen Fund, Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui from the Mexican microfinance bank Compartmentos Banco, Asad Mahmood from Deutsche Bank, and Iftekhar Enayetullah from the Bangladesh social business Waste Concern.
Leaders of Alcoa and PUMA, two forward-looking multibillion-dollar global companies, describe a framework for sustainable growth.
Donors and grantmakers are allocating money more efficiently, thanks to the emergence of information and funding intermediaries.
Giving circles are powerful ways to transform the world while also transforming participants’ giving.
How human services nonprofits can stay afloat and advance their missions during a time of government cutbacks.
Partners in Health and Abbott Laboratories are building a new plant in Corporant, Haiti to produce a therapeutic food called Nourimanba.
A Danish company finds jobs for people with autism.
Venture for America launches two-year apprenticeships for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Toyota brings its vaunted process improvement method to nonprofits.
San Francisco’s five-year-old universal health care program sees positive results.
Ushahidi develops free software that allows volunteers to map humanitarian crises from their mobile phones.
New York’s Center for Economic Opportunity tests new antipoverty programs from the mayor’s office.
In 2008, a group of Chicago’s social service agencies formed the Back Office Cooperative, which has produced impressive financial savings. Yet greater efficiency has had a cultural cost.
Why a market for social innovations is needed now more than ever.
A veteran of the microfinance industry looks at impact investing through the lenses of history, language, and psychology.
The founder of the first social fund in Brazil tells his story.
A new approach that builds relevant marketplace, entrepreneurship, and health care skills is needed.
Corporate sustainability reporting is increasingly mandated by government and the public.
New research finds that some companies are increasingly pro-diversity and others lag well behind.
Membership in organizations is growing, but not what it used to be.
Technology can empower citizens to co-create some government services.
Watch dog organizations don't reach most donors.
The diseases that get funded tend to be the ones for which funders can take credit.
Philanthropy in America: A History by Olivier Zunz
Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools by Steven Brill
Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference by Antony Bugg-Levine & Jed Emerson
Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
A group of social innovation leaders from around the world discuss impact investing and how to make it more effective.
The Chinese government's new five-year plan calls for increasing the energy efficiency of new buildings.
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