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Sir Ronal Cohen at the Global Speaker Series | Natalie White
March 21, 2016
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How to Connect Social Entrepreneurs to Capital

Impact investing pioneer Sir Ronald Cohen explains how social benefit companies can change the world and still make money.

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Finding the right investment can be tricky |  iStock/JJ Pan
August 25, 2015
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Paul Brest: Making Money While Doing Good

Social impact investing is changing the way philanthropy is done.

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says focusing on health care will help improve the lives of the world's poorest. | Reuters/Guadalupe Pardo
January 11, 2016
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How the World Bank President Plans to Eradicate Poverty by 2030

Jim Yong Kim talks about how audacious goals bring real change.

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Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford helps build a home in Atlanta, Georgia. | Courtesy
October 26, 2015
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How the Habitat for Humanity CEO Moved Beyond Houses

During his tenure, Jonathan Reckford has pushed the nonprofit into advocacy, disaster relief, and sustainability.

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Mother helps daughter with homework during breakfast
August 21, 2015
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An Organization Builds a Technological Bridge Between Parents and Teachers

An innovator looks outside the classroom to reduce the educational achievement gap.

Latest Stories on Social Impact

October 19, 2014
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Benjamin Cohen describes nonprofit venture TOHL’s rise to be a global industry leader in water logistics and infrastructure.
October 19, 2014
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Carl Bass, president and CEO of Autodesk says design thinking could help us solve chronic social problems.
October 19, 2014
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Chris Librie describes Hewlett-Packard’s impact on the global social sector and the corporation’s commitment to social responsibility.
October 10, 2014
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Sarah Soule: How Activism Can Fuel Corporate Social Responsibility

Activism has catalyzed progress, but companies can be slow to evolve. How can activists know that their efforts matter? And what is the evidence that their work makes a difference?
October 6, 2014
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Could California's cap-and-trade system be a model to cut greenhouse gas emissions?
September 24, 2014
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Former BP CEO John Browne: Why Coming Out is Good Business

In an excerpt from his new book, a former oil executive explains why he kept his gay identity a secret for decades.
August 28, 2014
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Serving the Bottom of the Pyramid

Jane Chen, MBA ’08, discusses the vision behind Embrace, a joint social enterprise promoting child and maternal health across the globe.
August 4, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Does Status Affect How You Help Others?

Researchers find that the perceived status of those in need can be an important factor in determining how we help.
June 2, 2014
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How Successful Leaders Avoid “Social Good Fatigue”

People who choose to work in the social sector benefit from a sense of mission about their work. But how do social sector leaders sustain their motivation, commitment, and passion over the long haul?
May 12, 2014
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Frank Flynn: Are We Intuitively Cooperative or Selfish?

Research examines whether people are more naturally self-interested or cooperative.