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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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A vendor selling Tea Party flags | Reuters/Brian Snyder
July 15, 2016
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How Racial Threat Has Galvanized the Tea Party

New research explores the link between racial animosity and the Tea Party movement.

Latest Stories on Social Impact

April 9, 2013
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Caroline Hoxby: New Tools Help Smart Low-Income Kids Realize Great College Opportunities

New study finds that low-income, high-achieving students with information about their full range of college opportunities, will apply to selective colleges in larger numbers, attend and graduate.
March 1, 2013
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An Entrepreneur Attempts to Reinvent Anesthesia

How a New York-based company is trying to make surgery in the developing world a lot easier.
February 22, 2013
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Save Your Teens, Save Your Marriage: Stanford’s Brief Interventions

Recent Stanford research reveals the benefits of brief interventions in both aggressive teens and antagonistic spouses.
February 19, 2013
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Frank Flynn: Giving the Gift of Our Time to Others

What spurs people to do something on behalf of someone else? This quarter’s column explores giving the gift of our time to others.
February 19, 2013
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Simple Interventions Bridge the Achievement Gap Between Latino and White Students, Stanford Researcher Finds

A study shows how the effects of “stereotype threat” can be overcome by assignments that foster a more supportive environment.
February 4, 2013
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A Fine Wine: Do Labels Make a Difference?

Research from Stanford’s Michael Hannan examines how consumers perceive the value of organic and biodynamic Alsatian wines.
January 7, 2013
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Researchers: A New Tax Plan for Saving Our Health Care Dollars

A group of top health care economists propose a system that eliminates incentives to spend more at every turn.
December 13, 2012
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Ashanthi Mathai: Cross-Sector Effort Helps People See Better

Mathai established a powerful cross-sector collaboration with the Sri Lankan government, regional and local clinics, businesses, and philanthropists to issue eyeglasses to 10,600 people.
November 6, 2012
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Slavery in Supply Chains

An MBA student urges consumers, NGOs, and companies to end slavery in supply chains of everyday products.
November 5, 2012
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How Do You Decide Who to Vote for?

A Stanford GSB student's new company could make selecting a candidate more like online shopping.