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Supply Chain Management Review -

Lesley Sept, associate director of the Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum at the Graduate School of Business, writes about how socially and environmentally responsible supply chains can improve with better management systems, holistic approaches, and a greater emphasis on the social side of the equation.

VentureBeat -

At Stanford Social Innovation Review's conference on Online Giving Marketplaces Premal Shah, president of Kiva, spoke about his fast-growing startup. Eric Nee, editor of SSIR Comments about how nonprofits use technology to increase giving.

San Francisco Chronicle, (Los Angeles Times) -

Stanford business students partner with nonprofit The Idea Village and get involved with several New Orleans enterprises. Their mission is to show these businesses ways to grow and sustain in the post-Katrina city.

New Orleans Times-Picayune -

Stanford MBA students offered suggestions and backed up their advice with small grants totaling $50,000 to a few of the businesses.

Palo Alto Daily News -

MBA students Sam Goldman and Ned Tozan want to light up third world lives with LED technology.

Reducing Global Poverty

Speaker(s): 
Bruce McNamer, President and CEO, TechnoServe
Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen Fund
Pamela Hartigan, Managing Director, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship
Published: November 11, 2005
The Huffington Post -

After Stanford and a stint at the Rockefeller Foundation, Jacqueline Novogratz (MBA '91) raised about $8 million from Rockefeller, the Cisco Foundation, and wealthy individuals to start Acumen (which her brother suggested she call "Ain't Your Grandma's Philanthropy"). Acumen tackles old problems - malaria, children's health, housing - in new ways. “I've learned that many of the answers to poverty lie in the space between the market and charity and that what is needed most of all is moral leadership willing to build solutions from the perspectives of poor people themselves rather than imposing grand theories and plans upon them,” Novogratz says.

Chronicle Online -

Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni and Acumen Fund CEO Jacqueline Novogratz received the 2009 Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship's Leadership in Social Entrepreneurship Award at the Fuqua School of Business following her presentation on Acumen Fund's mission of making loans to people and communities in the developing world. 

The People’ s IPO

Author: Anne Stuhldreher
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2007
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International Coffee Markets - Panel Discussion

Speaker(s): 
Tracy Ging, Coffee Quality Institute
Dennis Macray, Starbucks
Steve Sellers, TransFair USA
Published: November 12, 2005
In partnership with: Net Impact
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