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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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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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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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More Americans are interested in responsible food. | iStock/Joel Carillet
August 4, 2015
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Is the Responsible Food Trend Sustainable?

The organic food movement has momentum, explains an owner of San Francisco grocer Bi-Rite Market.

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Craftspeople are the mainstay of India’s non-farming, rural economy. | Courtesy TOTO Express
July 21, 2015
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A Nonprofit Group Helps Struggling Indian Craftspeople

Innovation fellow creates an artisan’s business-to-business matching platform.

Latest Stories in Social Innovation

September 25, 2012
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Helping Business Save Energy, Two Ways

How Brenden Millstein’s Carbon Lighthouse is changing the business model on corporate energy conservation and carbon offsets.
September 25, 2012
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Solving the Problem of School Bandwidth

How to increase access to high-speed networks, and finally make digital learning in public schools a reality.
September 20, 2012
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Kwabena Amporful: Building Better Teachers

A new program looks to improve student outcomes in Amporful's native Ghana, and beyond, by starting at the source of success.
July 24, 2012
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Health Care: The Benefits of Human-centric Design

Stanford GSB students explore simple, low-cost modifications to existing processes that reduce costs while improving outcomes
June 6, 2012
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Big Business in Bhutan: How the Humble Hazelnut Could Help Bhutan

Stanford graduates Daniel Spitzer and Justin Finnegan aim to help Bhutan farmers boost their income by growing hazelnuts.
May 29, 2012
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Innovation: Using Paralegals for Grassroots Justice

Nonprofit Namati brings legal resources to countries around the world that are short on courts and lawyers.
May 25, 2012
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Wanted: Health Care Entrepreneurs

The head of the Permanente Federation says innovation is critical to improving U.S. health care.
May 24, 2012
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Bill Frist: Spurring Health Care Innovation

A conversation with the surgeon and former Senate majority leader about reducing waste, areas ripe for investment, and the Affordable Care Act.
May 24, 2012
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Condoleezza Rice: Managing Global Transitions

The former secretary of state discusses political power in Russia, social stability in China, “the most surprising place in the world.”
May 24, 2012
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Stanford Psychologists Examine How Race Affects Juvenile Sentencing

As the Supreme Court considers whether to further limit sentences given to juveniles, new research by Stanford psychologists shows how an offender’s race shifts people’s support for severe punishment.