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


Tag: Sustainability


Innovations in environmental and social behavior that enable organizations and society to operate for the long term


Socially Responsible Business

Second Chances and a Third Bottom Line

Recycla Chile, Latin America’s first e-waste recycling company, reclaims value from discarded electronics and marginalized people.
By Tyche Hendricks | Jan. 26, 2010

Endowment for a Rainy Day

To prepare for future financial downturns, nonprofits should treat endowments as rainy day funds, not cut programs to preserve the endowment.
By Burton A. Weisbrod & Evelyn D. Asch | 5 | Dec. 1, 2009
An Ecopragmatist
Stewart Brand


An Environmental Provocateur

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand
Reviewed By Denis Hayes | Nov. 19, 2009

Research: Shareholders Nudge Companies

What happens when large companies receive resolutions from their shareholders pressing them to take better care of the environment?
By Alana Conner | Nov. 19, 2009

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products. Recently, they have begun using design techniques to tackle more complex problems, such as finding ways to provide low-cost healthcare throughout the world.
By Tim Brown & Jocelyn Wyatt | 33 | Nov. 19, 2009

Q&A: Fred Krupp

Under Fred Krupp’s leadership, the Environmental Defense Fund has become one of the most important power brokers in the environmental arena. Krupp has helped accomplish what some thought was impossible—getting businesses to go green voluntarily.
By Eric Nee | 2 | Sep. 30, 2009

Making the B List

The B Corp seal of approval distinguishes truly responsible businesses from mere poseurs.
By Jenna Lawrence | 5 | May. 21, 2009
A Business Manifesto
Adam Werbach

Greening the Corporation

Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto by Adam Werbach
Reviewed By Amory Lovins | May. 21, 2009


Shades of Green

Social networking tools reveal that there is an intricate web of relationships between business and environmentalists, which if developed could benefit the environmental movement.
By Andrew J. Hoffman | 3 | Apr. 7, 2009

Technology & Design

Craig Venter - Genetics and Environmental Sustainability

By Eric Nee | Apr. 6, 2009