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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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Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings.  Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings. | Illustration by Stefani Billings
April 13, 2016
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How One Social Enterprise is Scaling Faster Than The Rest

Growing an organization is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.

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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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A man looking at graffiti  | Reuters/Nacho Doce
September 2, 2015
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How to Make Government Work More Attractive

Vetor Brasil matches leaders with opportunities in the public sector.

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January 1, 2010
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Carlos Ghosn: Electric Cars Are Alive and Well

The CEO of Nissan says the forthcoming Leaf will be key to his company's zero-emissions future.
January 1, 2010
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Spending on Happiness

Money can't buy you love but it can buy happiness — as long as it’s money for someone else.
December 1, 2009
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Social Pressures Affect Corporate Strategy and Performance

A scholar says social pressure plays a major role in determining corporate strategy and performance.
March 1, 2009
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Turning on The Light For Customers on Tiny Incomes

Two Stanford GSB alums explain their D.light Design venture, a company specializing in affordable off-grid lighting.
November 1, 2008
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Lorenzo Zambrano: Mexico's Global Builder

Lorenzo Zambrano, MBA ’68, took the family’s cement business from regional player to the industry’s third-largest supplier.
June 1, 2008
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For MBA Grads, Corporate Responsibility Trumps Salary

A survey of graduating MBAs reveals how far they'll go to find an employer whose thinking is in sync with their own.
May 1, 2008
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What the U.S. Can Learn from High School Students in India, China

An entrepreneur screens his new film, 2 Million Minutes, at Stanford GSB and explains how students around the world use their time differently.
April 1, 2008
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Supply Chain Strategies for Sustainable Companies

Companies can make money being socially responsible and environmentally friendly ways, says Professor Hau Lee. It just takes the Triple-A approach.
January 1, 2008
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Brian S. Lowery: How Framing Impacts Views on Affirmative Action

Concern about group position and well-being can tilt peoples' opinions against affirmative action policies, even if they want to help minorities.
January 1, 2008
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It's About Forty Years Until the Oil Runs Out

Speakers at a Stanford GSB conference on environmental sustainability stressed the need for innovation in renewable energy.