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A rack of brightly colored coats. Credit: iStock/stock_colors
February 11, 2020
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Everlane Takes On Fashion’s Plastic Problem

Founder and CEO Michael Preysman discusses the challenges of building a retail company based on sustainability and “radical transparency.”

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Rachel Romer Carlson. Credit: Jimena Peck
March 18, 2020
Written

Rethinking Workplace Education

Guild offers a data-driven approach to education benefits that has attracted the Fortune 500.

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Susan Athey. Credit: Tricia Seibold
January 16, 2020
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Machine Learning and AI for Social Impact

Innovations developed at big tech firms could transform the nonprofit world, with a little help from academia.

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Volunteer Lena Haug, a native of Santa Cruz, CA, waters plants at an urban gardening project. Credit: Reuters/Thomas Peter
January 9, 2020
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When Private-Sector Firms Create a Culture of Health

Investments in employees, consumers, communities, and the environment vary widely. A new study reveals this range and the hurdles to measuring success.
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Latest Stories on Social Impact

December 6, 2019
Written

Gift List: 10 Books to Share for the Holidays

Stanford GSB professors recommend the books they’re most likely to give as presents over this year’s holiday season.
November 27, 2019
Video

Water Instead of Soda: Marketing Good Nutrition to Kids

How marketers are using the power of persuasion to combat childhood obesity.
November 13, 2019
Video

Uncovering Stereotypes in Classroom Materials

How bias creeps into the language of leadership.
November 7, 2019
Written

Exploring the Human Side of Artificial Intelligence

At an AI forum, experts say the arrival of superhuman machine intelligence will be one of the biggest events in human history.
October 28, 2019
Written

Big Data and Racial Bias: Can That Ghost Be Removed from the Machine?

Credit-market algorithms may violate anti-discrimination laws even when they’re designed not to. A Stanford researcher looks for a fix.
October 22, 2019
Written

How Stanford GSB Alums Created One of the Most Valuable Startups in Latin America

São Paulo-based Nubank, valued at $10 billion, is disrupting the region’s banking sector.
October 18, 2019
Written

Turning the Pharmaceutical Model Upside-Down

How a nonprofit gave birth to a company that aims to disrupt Big Pharma.
September 13, 2019
Video

Do Soda Taxes Create Healthier Communities?

Data from Philadelphia tells the story.
July 18, 2019
Written

It Takes More Than Mass Protests to Drive Change

Social advocacy organizations have greater impact on federal legislation when their experts get to testify.
May 17, 2019
Video

Testing Rape Kits Saves Money and Stops Crime

Lawrence M. Wein finds that the benefits of testing outweigh the costs.