We believe that organizations, markets, and democratic institutions are powerful engines of societal progress. They are also imperfect.
Business has a critical role to play — not only to generate opportunity but also to take greater responsibility to mitigate harm to society. This is where Stanford Graduate School of Business can lead the way.
New Initiative for Greater Impact
At Stanford GSB, creativity flourishes and bold ideas are born, whether through pioneering faculty research or the creation of new companies. This initiative builds on our legacy to increase our impact on the transformative issues facing the world.
We will bring together academics, practitioners, and policymakers from many disciplines across Stanford’s campus and beyond to focus on the rapidly-changing issues at the intersection of business, government, and society — starting with technology, free markets, and sustainability.
We’ll advance new ideas through cutting-edge research to inform, inspire, and shape decisions that impact our collective future.
We’ll bring together cross-sector changemakers to place new solutions into the hands of the people who can have the greatest impact.
Leaders for a Changing World
We’ll enhance our curriculum with insights into these priority issues to help the next generation of leaders think, debate, navigate, and lead in a changing world.
Principles of Responsible Leadership
The world is more polarized than ever. Leaders must navigate societal issues in an increasingly fraught, divisive landscape. We understand that today’s issues are neither simple to solve nor easy to discuss, and we believe that true progress comes from sharing and supporting diverse ideas, perspectives, and points of view. A spirit of openness can push past barriers to realize a brighter future.