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A worker carries a stack of clothes in a garment factory | Reuters/Andrew Biraj
October 31, 2016
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How Big Brands Can Cultivate Ethical Suppliers

To ensure that contract manufacturers act responsibly, employ a mix of strategies — and don’t skimp.
Insights and ideas on the management and leadership of nonprofit organizations.

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A vendor selling Tea Party flags | Reuters/Brian Snyder
July 15, 2016
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How Racial Threat Has Galvanized the Tea Party

New research explores the link between racial animosity and the Tea Party movement.

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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.

Latest Stories on Social Impact

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.
October 9, 2012
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Saumitra Jha: How Peace Can Pay

An economist shows how financial innovation can align incentives and help reduce ethnic violence.
October 2, 2012
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Alix Guerrier: “We’re Not a Teaching Tool. We’re a Teacher Tool”

A startup helps school-based teachers of math and English team up with digital instruction programs for students.
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.