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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

June 6, 2012
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Big Business in Bhutan: How the Humble Hazelnut Could Help Bhutan

Stanford graduates Daniel Spitzer and Justin Finnegan aim to help Bhutan farmers boost their income by growing hazelnuts.
May 29, 2012
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Innovation: Using Paralegals for Grassroots Justice

Nonprofit Namati brings legal resources to countries around the world that are short on courts and lawyers.
May 25, 2012
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Wanted: Health Care Entrepreneurs

The head of the Permanente Federation says innovation is critical to improving U.S. health care.
May 24, 2012
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Condoleezza Rice: Managing Global Transitions

The former secretary of state discusses political power in Russia, social stability in China, “the most surprising place in the world.”
May 18, 2012
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Tony Blair: A New Approach in Africa

The former British Prime Minister discusses the partnerships that could alleviate poverty and reduce the need for foreign aid.
May 8, 2012
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Globalizing Entry-Level Business Processing Employment

Digital Divide Data offers bright, ambitious — but poor — young people in Cambodia, Laos, and Kenya training, jobs, and support for higher education.
May 2, 2012
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The Value of "Values Affirmation"

Research shows that modest school interventions can help raise grades and improve health and happiness.
May 1, 2012
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An Internet Alternative to the Doctor's Office

A talk with a Stanford dermatologist and entrepreneur who cofounded a digital-diagnosis practice.
April 30, 2012
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Frank Flynn: Supporting Equality in Education

Raising teachers’ awareness about students' help-seeking dynamics could be an important first step in supporting equality in elementary school education.
April 20, 2012
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How Do You Encourage Recycling?

A social scientist says the key may be in the messaging.