They are inventing the future
Our community of students, alumni, faculty, and program participants is actively engaged in creating a more just, sustainable, and prosperous world.
Penny Pritzker's Latest Challenge: Helping Fix Public Schools
Public education that prepares a workforce for tomorrow's needs is the cause that most challenges her, said Penny Pritzker, JD/MBA '84, the 2011 recipient of the business school's Arbuckle Award.Stanford Biodesign Program
Founded 10 years ago, the Stanford Biodesign Program is a training incubator in medical technology that brings together multidisciplinary teams of medical, engineering, law and business school students to address unmet medical needs with innovative approaches.Jacqueline Novogratz (MBA '91)
Jacqueline Novogratz is founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, which builds financially sustainable and scalable enterprises delivering affordable clean water, health care, and housing to the poor so that they can make their own decisions and solve their own problems.Deepa Gangwani (MBA '04)
Echoing Green Fellow and GSB alumna, Deepa Gangwani, created Together as One (TaO), a social enterprise that generates income opportunities for marginalized communities in India while providing communities with incentives to sort and segregate waste.Greg McKeown (MBA '08)
Managerial stories form the backbone of a new book by Greg McKeown, MBA '08, entitled Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (Harper 2010). Socially and environmentally focused leaders will find much in the book to support them in their work.Woodrow Myers (MBA '82)
Nationally recognized health expert Woodrow Myers is honored at the 2010 BBSA Conference, where he urged Stanford MBA students to aim to fix the world's pressing challenges.MBA Class of 1980 Pools Funds and Knowledge to Fight Poverty
Project Redwood, a new venture philanthropy fund of the Stanford GSB Class of 1980, has distributed $400,000 over the past 3 years to organizations that use entrepreneurial approaches to fight poverty.
How to Turn Your Generosity Into PhilanthropyThe Wall Street Journal - Fri, 06/07/2013
Q&A with Stanford faculty member Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, MBA '97, who will release online all of her teaching notes/syllabi/case studies on philanthropy to encourage more schools to bring philanthropy education into their course catalogs.
Help Out of the DarknessTimes Online - Tue, 04/02/2013
Ashanthi Mathai, MBA '04, founded So Others May See in Sri Lanka to meet the eye-care needs of a large number of people with limited access to adequate care.
Manila’s First ‘Oscars of Development’Devex.com - Wed, 03/27/2013
Earl Martin Valencia, MBA '09, is named one of the Manila 40 Under 40 Leaders in International Development.
Guest Commentary: Supply Chain Innovation: The Road to a Real-time Supply Chain is Now Wide OpenLogistics Viewpoints - Wed, 03/06/2013
Guest column by Andres Botero, MBA '99, Global Lead, Supply Chain Management (SCM) Marketing at SAP
Kiva Founder Says Personal Engagement Is Key to Changing the WorldGlobal Atlanta - Tue, 02/19/2013
Kiva co-founder Jessica Jackley, MBA '07, addressed an audience of more than 200 at Kennesaw State University on Feb. 12, 2013.
Ray King, Building A Brand Through Community ServiceKPBS-TV - Online - Thu, 01/17/2013
Feature profile on Ray King, MBA '80, President and CEO of the Urban League of San Diego County.
Brenden Millstein, MBA '10, named Forbes 30 Under 30Forbes - Mon, 12/17/2012
Social Innovation Fellow, Brenden Millstein, MBA '10, named Forbes 30 Under 30.
Solar is Set to Become Key Source of Energy in IndiaPower Engineering Magazine - Mon, 12/10/2012
Q&A with Pashupathy Gopalan, MBA '01, on the Indian renewable energy sector.
Meet Tom Steyer: He'll be a California Political Player for Years to ComeMercuryNews.com - Mon, 11/12/2012
Tom Steyer, MBA '83, who almost single-handedly bankrolled Proposition 39, may be a candidate for statewide office or an appointment to the Obama administration.
Rx Tech Maven's New Social NetworkMedical Marketing & Media - Fri, 11/02/2012
Profile of Jeff Tangney, MBA '99, and his recent venture Doximity, which provides a secure network for doctors to collaborate online
Engage with students invested in social change as part of their club activities.
Bronxville-Eastchester Patch, March 22, 2011
Catha and Caroline Mullen recently launched "Farm to Cup," a web-based business that sells coffee straight from farmers in Guatemala.
Mercury News, April 28 2010
Three Stanford GSB students spreads awareness for an organization that hopes to save millions of prematurely born babies in developing countries.
Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco, Fall 2009
Chen was rewarded for her work with the Clinton Foundation's HIV/AIDS initiative in Yunnan, China in the summer of 2009.
Daryn Dodson, MBA ’07, received a personal thank you for his efforts on behalf of small-business owners in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans from President Bush during an August 20 speech detailing the Gulf Coast recovery effort.
A Production by Social Edge
Sam Goldman tells the story of the creation of D.light, and how he is planning on revolutionizing the lighting industry.
The Oprah Winfrey Show, September 5, 2007
Former President Clinton discusses the Kiva.org online loan concept with founders Matt and Jessica Flannery. Jessica Flannery actively worked on the launch of Kiva.org while a student at Stanford Graduate School of Business.