Can well-managed fleets of vehicles increase health worker productivity?
Hard-shelled marine creatures that are threatened by the ocean's ongoing acidification might also face pressure from other species, according to new work by a Stanford biologist.
Kwabena Amporful looks to improve education in his native Ghana, and beyond
Paralegals can be critical in countries that are short on courts and lawyers. Vivek Maru is bringing them there.
Business school communication lecturer JD Schramm helps alumni develop the art and science of tight story-telling for social impact.
The Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) has awarded funding totaling $160,000 to two social entrepreneurs who have been named 2011 Social Innovation Fellows.
Six teams of graduate student entrepreneurs spent a lunch hour with a panel of government representatives and investors describing their ideas and the barriers preventing them from bringing their cost-saving health care innovations to market.
Data, its uses, abuses, influence, and future possibilities-was the focus of attention for sold-out TEDx conference attendees who gathered at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
How can MBA students make a significant difference in the world before they even graduate? Take a look at the new company called Farm to Cup, an impressive example of student entrepreneurism in action.
With the U.S. Senate unwilling to put a mandatory cap on carbon emissions, many companies are continuing to spew global warming pollution into the atmosphere unabated -- and for free. Critics rail that if we are to avoid a catastrophic climate crisis, a price should be placed on emissions, thereby providing incentives for the development of more environmentally sound energy alternatives.
After learning that his hospital would be short ventilators in the event of an influenza pandemic, Matthew Callaghan sketched out concepts for a less expensive ventilator on a napkin at a lunchtime meeting with a fellow physician.
A Stanford Social Innovation Fellow recruits potential achievers who are often overlooked for advanced placement courses.
Structured trips provide intellectual and emotional experiences with other cultures for Stanford MBA students learning to lead in a global economy.
The Program in Health Care Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business is looking for a program director. The mission of the program is to promote research and teaching on the critical innovations that can transform global health care, particularly for underserved patient segments in both the U.S. and developing nations.
The Public Management Program is enhancing academics and experiential learning to prepare students for leadership roles in the 21st century.
Stanford's Graduate School of Business and Law School have combined forces to push clean energy technology to deployment through a focus on policy and finance. The Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance is a new member of the University's wide-ranging energy effort.
Launched in 2009 as a 3-year pilot, the Social Innovation Fellowship has been extended another 3 years, and eligibility has been broadened to include mission-driven alumni addressing social or environmental change.
The Center for Social Innovation has opened two volunteer positions to support its podcast work. Wanted are both a Web editor and a series producer for a series in French language.
Citing more innovative sustainable design features than any other business school in the country, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal has named Knight Management Center winner of its 2010 Green Project of the Year, Private Award. The new home of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, scheduled for completion in spring 2011, is comprised of eight buildings around three quads.
The award-winning Stanford Social Innovation Review, the magazine covering best practice and ideas at the intersection of nonprofit and corporate management, migrates to a new home at the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University in September.
A team of graduate students is charging forward with an idea to manufacture an affordable device for home dialysis that lessens the chance of patients developing internal infections. The project combines the ideas of team members from medicine, business and engineering.
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.
Reid Saaris, MBA/MA '10, has been awarded a 2010 Stanford Social Innovation Fellowship for his nonprofit education venture, Equal Opportunity Schools, to narrow the achievement gap in America's public schools.
Three students, Lavanya Ashok, Aastha Gupta, and Karla Gallardo — from Jennifer Aaker’s Power of Social Technology (PoST) course leverage their class assignment of creating a viral video to support Embrace, a social enterprise create in Jim Patell's Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability class.
The Stanford Graduate School of Business will host the April 29 conference, "Collaboration for the Greater Good: Social and Environmental Responsibility in the Global Supply Chain," presented by the Global Supply Chain Management Forum and the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, in partnership with AMR Research.
In three months a group trying to save a friend's life used social networking tools to get over 24,000 South Asians to register for the National Marrow Donor Program. Their effort inspired Professor Jennifer Aaker to develop a course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, The Power of Social Technology, which is supported by a set of social technology cases written with Victoria Chang, Alice LaPlante, and Sara Gaviser Leslie.
On January 9th, Stanford students launched the Social-M Challenge, the first-ever social-movement plan competition offering $15K in prizes. The objective of the Challenge is to inspire, encourage, and support participation in sustainability-themed behavior-change campaigns like the ones listed below. The Social-M movements are student-led, but individuals from beyond the campus community are welcome to join and participate in their favorites.
China faces daunting environmental and energy resource challenges.
Stanford MBA students have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with government officials, state-owned enterprises, and Western companies to learn how the country's policies are aiming for a better balance between humans and nature.
White House Office of Social Innovation officials gathered with Silicon Valley philanthropy, business, and nonprofit leaders in a roundtable convened by the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Graduating MBA students Federico Lozano Fernandez and Jayampathy "Chari" Ratwatte Jr are the first recipients of Stanford Social Innovation Fellowships for their nonprofit ventures to serve disadvantaged populations in Mexico and Sri Lanka, respectively.
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