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Jostein Solheim at Stanford GSB Global Speaker Series | Liz Walker
April 4, 2017
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Jostein Solheim: Do Things You Passionately Believe In

The Ben & Jerry’s CEO discusses how he re-radicalized a left-leaning ice cream company.

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Doctors and medical staff at surgery. | Reuters/Michael Buholzer
March 13, 2017
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Is It Ever OK to Sell (or Buy) a Kidney?

Research seeks ways to reduce wait times and increase matches for kidney transplants.

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Three blind students lead one another | Dave Power | Courtesy of the Perkins School for the Blind
December 6, 2016
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Bringing a Business Mindset to Educating Visually Impaired Students

The country’s oldest school for blind students turns to mobile apps, online courses, and driverless cars.

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A woman looks at her cell phones | Reuters/Mike Segar
January 30, 2017
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This Just In: Fake News Probably Has Less Impact Than You Think

By a large margin, more people saw actual election news, not the fabricated kind.
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Latest Stories on Social Impact

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.
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.
October 9, 2012
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Researchers: Flexibility May Be the Key to Increased Productivity

A study reveals that working from home boosts employee happiness and productivity.