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Audio lectures brought to you by Social Innovation Conversations, co-hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review's Managing Editor Eric Nee.


Tackling Energy Poverty With Pay-As-You-Go Solar

Lesley Marincola, CEO of Angaza Design, discusses an approach to energy poverty that helps end users afford efficient energy and lighting products.

Featuring Lesley Marincola | Mar. 10, 2014 | 20 minutes

Global Issues

Using Science and Social Enterprise to Improve Rice Crop Yield in India and Bangladesh

Pamela Ronald, of the University of California, Davis, talks about how her laboratory, in collaboration with other scientists, developed a variety of rice with sufficient submergence tolerance to survive severe flooding.

Featuring Pamela Ronald | Feb. 26, 2014 | 28 minutes

Social Entrepreneurship

Cameron Conaway: Knowing When to “Tap Out” of the Fight

For MMA fighters and social entrepreneurs alike, truly understanding failure is crucial to achieving success.

Featuring Ned Breslin & Cameron Conaway | Feb. 10, 2014 | 20 minutes


Quality and Innovation as the Basis for Sustainability

John Kehoe discusses how the chocolate maker TCHO has encouraged social entrepreneurship in developing countries through innovative supply chain practices.

Featuring John Kehoe | Feb. 6, 2014 | 10 minutes


Why Small Does Not Equal Powerless

An increased demand for energy means an increased need for environmental sustainability. Where does economic development fit in?

Featuring Katie Hill | Feb. 6, 2014 | 07 minutes

Technology & Design

Social Media on Purpose

Marcia Stepanek provides a robust framework for building a social media strategy that fits with the organization's mission

Featuring Marcia Stepanek | Jan. 21, 2014 | 20 minutes

Social Responsibility Versus Slave Labor Tainted Products

Katrina Benjamin describes the environmental sustainability problems associated with slavery, and suggests ways that organizations can work to eliminate slavery through cooperative social responsibility.

Featuring Katrina Benjamin | Oct. 10, 2013 | 7 minutes

LaborVoices: Last-Mile Supply Chain Visibility

Dr. Kohl Gill of LaborVoices discusses the mobile technology platform and how it can foster accountability and communication from supply chain executives to factory floors.

Featuring Dr. Kohl Gill | Oct. 10, 2013 | 8 minutes

Social Entrepreneurship

Embracing your Inner Punk Rock to Change the World

Breaking sideways in a world that likes going straight ahead: how the punk rock ethos is the story of social entrepreneurship.

Featuring Ned Breslin | Sep. 25, 2013 | 26 minutes

Supply Chain Environmental Sustainability, Responsible Corporate Citizenship

Employing social enterprise to improve packaging, Coca-Cola uses renewable resources and recycling projects to enhance environmental sustainability and international development.

Featuring Alexander B. Cummings | Aug. 16, 2013 | 46 minutes