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Social Innovation Today - October 2014 e-Newsletter

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Dale Miller

How Activism Can Fuel Corporate Social Responsibility

History shows that social movements can shape our society. Activism targeting companies like Walmart, Nike, and BP has catalyzed progress, but companies can be slow to evolve and it is often hard to know which strategies are most likely to get companies to change their ways. How can activists know that their efforts matter? And what is the evidence that their work makes a difference? Read More

Stanford Community Forum


The Importance of Listening

Christine Su, MBA ‘15 and the founder of a business focused on sustainable ranching, discusses the value of listening, learning, and understanding your personal vision of happiness.

Faculty Corner


Do Americans Want Bipartisanship?

New research by Professor Neil Malhotra shows that political identity often trumps a voter's desire for compromise.


Next Generation Philanthropy

GSB Lecturer Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, MBA ‘97, discusses the evolution of philanthropy and social investing.


A Growing Divide

Assistant Professor Rebecca Diamond explores the interplay between wages, taxes, housing costs, the movement of workers, and education.

Social Innovation Ideas


Four Questions to Predict Impact

A simple way to think about investment and design..


Environmental Risk and Resilience

October 27, Stanford University

Now accepting applications.

Transforming the Role of Business in Education

October 29, Stanford University

An intensive one-day conference hosted by FSG, the Shared Value Initiative, and Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship

February 8-13, 2015, Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Applications are due November 3, 2014.

Volunteer Opportunity: Take Your Business Skills to Africa

The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies is seeking innovative business leaders with 20+ years of experience to serve as Volunteer Business Coaches in Africa for one year.

Center for Social Innovation

The Center for Social Innovation at Stanford Graduate School of Business cultivates leaders to solve the world's toughest social and environmental problems. Graduates from the Center's Public Management and Social Innovation Program help corporations improve their sustainable practices and launch social enterprises that bring life-changing solutions, such as loans to small businesses and safe lighting to the world's poorest communities.

The Center provides research, education, and experiential programs that reach across the business, nonprofit, and government worlds and promotes the development of innovative solutions to build a more just, sustainable, and prosperous world.

This newsletter is published by the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Stanford University, 655 Knight Way, Stanford, CA 94305-7298, United States