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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.

Latest Stories in Social Innovation

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.
December 13, 2012
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Ed Fenster: Making Solar Easy

Sunrun's co-CEO discusses his business and the economics of solar power.
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.
November 2, 2012
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How Growth Can Be Green

A Stanford GSB student looks at the value of renewable energy in the developing world.
October 24, 2012
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Jeff Skoll’s Philanthropy Focuses on World’s Biggest Challenges

Jeff Skoll, one of only 20 people who’ve ever given away $1 billion, hopes to engage everyone in the planet’s survival by leveraging the power of Hollywood.