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Center for Social Innovation

The Center for Social Innovation educates insightful leaders of social and environmental change.

Our mission is to bring social and environmental change to the world. Through research, education, and experiential learning, we strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

We envision a networked community of leaders actively working across sectors, frontiers, and disciplines to build a more just, sustainable, and prosperous world.

Research

We provide research services and support to faculty conducting research on a variety of topics related to social innovation.

Conversation

How we define what social innovation is, what drives it, and how it is distinct from social entrepreneurship.

teaching

We support teaching and curriculum development to educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, and students.

Compass

Drawing on both the extensive literature of impact measurement and the expertise of academics and practitioners in social innovation, Our Impact Compass helps conceptualize impact and provides the tools to assess the relative social impact potential of various organizations, programs, or start-up ventures.