The Center for Social Innovation educates insightful leaders for social and environmental change.
Teaching & Curriculum
Our social innovation curriculum is part of a holistic social-innovation learning model that builds off of the management core curriculum and leverages academic frameworks, students’ and professionals’ experiences, and hands-on discovery. We support both tenure-line and adjunct faculty in developing courses that are grounded in the fundamentals of social innovation: impact measurement, human-centered design, systems thinking, and cross-sector approaches.
Academic research and ongoing evaluation are essential to understanding what works and what does not as organizations venture to offer solutions to social and environmental problems. Stanford GSB faculty contribute new thinking on ways to achieve social impact, and we provide research services and support to faculty conducting research on a variety of topics related to social innovation.