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  • Center for Social Innovation | Stanford Graduate School of Business : Center for Social Innovation (CSI)
    are struggling to take bold action on the global economy America s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs Brenden Millstein MBA 10 of Carbon Lighthouse a business dedicated to helping offices factories and schools cut their energy bills is one of Bloomberg s top 25 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs The Rx for Innovation Professor Baba Shiv explains why creativity rests on diet exercise and a good night s sleep Why Do We Still Let the Electoral College Pick Our President Stanford Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jack Rakove believes the founding fathers would agree that it s time to change the 225 year old Electoral College Human Centric Designs At a time when medical innovation often is associated with dramatic pharmaceutical advances and high tech wonders Stanford GSB students are looking for innovation at the other end of the spectrum The Evolving Classroom Lessons Go Virtual Eric Westendorf MBA 04 and Alix Guerrier MBA 05 are riding the wave of virtual learning through their company LearnZillion a social venture that provides free lessons for students all in organized YouTube style videos Ocean Health Scores 60 out of 100 Stanford Assessment Finds A new assessment of ocean health gives the world s oceans a score of 60 out of 100 Stanford s Larry Crowder the science director of the Center for Ocean Solutions explains why that isn t exactly a failing grade Q A Stanford Economist John Shoven on Social Security It s true 65 really is the new 55 Stanford economist John Shoven gives practical advice on how to save for retirement during a struggling economy low interest rates and longer life spans Free e Newsletter First Last E mail educating leaders to change the world community in action Brenden Millstein MBA 10 is one of Bloomberg s top 25 Most Promising Social

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  • Center for Social Innovation | Stanford Graduate School of Business : Center for Social Innovation (CSI)
    are struggling to take bold action on the global economy America s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs Brenden Millstein MBA 10 of Carbon Lighthouse a business dedicated to helping offices factories and schools cut their energy bills is one of Bloomberg s top 25 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs The Rx for Innovation Professor Baba Shiv explains why creativity rests on diet exercise and a good night s sleep Why Do We Still Let the Electoral College Pick Our President Stanford Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jack Rakove believes the founding fathers would agree that it s time to change the 225 year old Electoral College Human Centric Designs At a time when medical innovation often is associated with dramatic pharmaceutical advances and high tech wonders Stanford GSB students are looking for innovation at the other end of the spectrum The Evolving Classroom Lessons Go Virtual Eric Westendorf MBA 04 and Alix Guerrier MBA 05 are riding the wave of virtual learning through their company LearnZillion a social venture that provides free lessons for students all in organized YouTube style videos Ocean Health Scores 60 out of 100 Stanford Assessment Finds A new assessment of ocean health gives the world s oceans a score of 60 out of 100 Stanford s Larry Crowder the science director of the Center for Ocean Solutions explains why that isn t exactly a failing grade Q A Stanford Economist John Shoven on Social Security It s true 65 really is the new 55 Stanford economist John Shoven gives practical advice on how to save for retirement during a struggling economy low interest rates and longer life spans Free e Newsletter First Last E mail educating leaders to change the world community in action Brenden Millstein MBA 10 is one of Bloomberg s top 25 Most Promising Social

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  • Research By Topic : Center for Social Innovation (CSI)
    What s Next conference Resource Video Topic Arts Culture and Religion Human Rights Leadership Cory Booker s 2012 Commencement Address Cory Booker the mayor of Newark New Jersey challenges Stanford graduates to be courageous never lose faith and always work together during Stanford s 121st Commencement He extolls lessons from his own father and grandfather through stories of hardship hope and humor Booker encourages graduates to find and join their own conspiracy of love people who will help lift them up in times of need provide a community and challenge them to go beyond what they think is possible Resource Video Topic Education Nonprofit Management Remedying Group Disparities in School Achievement Inequalities between socially marginalized and non marginalized groups have led to poorer school and health outcomes for African Americans Latino Americans and other non Asian ethnic minorities Although many structural factors contribute to these inequalities this study examines one psychological factor concern about social belonging a sense of having positive relationships with others Resource Video 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last Topic Education Education for Everyone Co founder Andrew Ng also the Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab and an associate professor in computer science at Stanford presented at the Leading Education By Advancing Digital LEAD Symposium held at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in September 2012 Resource Video Topic Environment James Sweeney A Sustainable Energy System James Sweeney director of Stanford s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center discusses green cities at a Stanford GSB conference Resource Video Topic Environment Environmental Sustainability Through Recycling How to get people to recycle Sometimes it s just a matter of communication You are missing some Flash content that should appear here Perhaps your browser cannot display it or maybe it did not initialize correctly Resource Audio Topic Education Improving Educational Achievement for Minorities How to raise achievement health and well being of students of color Sometimes it can be as simple as creating a sense of belonging You are missing some Flash content that should appear here Perhaps your browser cannot display it or maybe it did not initialize correctly Resource Audio Topic Environment Food Water and Energy Our planet will reach nine billion people by 2050 Are we anywhere near ready to feed that many people You are missing some Flash content that should appear here Perhaps your browser cannot display it or maybe it did not initialize correctly Resource Audio 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last Case Studies All Academic Cases Topics Nonprofit Management Breaking New Ground Using the Internet to Scale Commissioned by KaBOOM and authored by Katherine Fulton and alumna Heather McLeod Grant of the Monitor Institute this case study looks at the challenges KaBOOM faced and lessons the organization learned while pioneering an online strategy to scale its impact This strategy involves giving away the nonprofit model online for free to empower others to act on KaBoom s behalf Resource Practitioner Case Topics Philanthropy Responsible Investing The Shea Value Chain Reinforcement Initiative in Ghana In 2009 software giant SAP funded an initiative that aims to reinforce the shea nut and butter value chain in Ghana The program which also involves microfinance organizations PlaNet Finance Grameen Ghana and Maata N Tudu uses microfinance education and information technology to improve the conditions of shea women Since enrolling in the program women have seen significant improvements in income This case study examines program progress to date and makes recommendations for program improvements using a value chain development framework Resource Academic Case Topics Health Care Economic Development Can Oil Filters Improve Health Care For millions of people across Africa motorcycles can be a key to effective health care A well maintained fleet of vehicles and motorcycles to connect patients medical expertise and medicine is sometimes the most vital link in the health delivery supply chain A new case written for the Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum describes one successful program Resource Academic Case Topics Social Entrepreneurship Kiva org and the Power of Storytelling This case details the founding story of Kiva with particular focus on the way that Jessica Jackley and Matt Flannery have stayed true to the original mission by telling authentic stories about entrepreneurs in East Africa and how those stories have influenced lenders and fellows Resource Academic Case Topics Education The Tipping Point and Green Dot Public Schools Green Dot is charter management organization that is bringing high performance to Los Angeles an area traditionally plagued by dismal graduating case This case explores Green Dots the advantages and disadvantages of transformative strategy to reach a tipping point in Los Angeles educational community Resource Academic Case Topics Social Entrepreneurship The Siebel Foundation and the Meth Project This case details the innovative work of business executive Tom Siebel who launched the Meth Project in 2005 to unsell meth to first time users in Montana The program used an innovative research based marketing campaign and has since scaled to other states Resource Academic Case Topics Healthcare Canary Fund and the San Jose Grand Prix B Results of the First Race The Canary Fund supports the development of methods for early cancer detection This second case presents the results of the sponsorship created to raise funding and awareness Resource Academic Case Topics Healthcare Philanthropy Responsible Investing The Kinetics and Michael J Fox Foundations B New Directions The Kinetics and Michael J Fox Foundations both support research on Parkinson s disease This second case explores how these two organizations collaborate toward a common mission Resource Academic Case Topics Environment Nonprofit Management Wild Salmon Center The Wild Salmon Center was created to provide anglers access to excellent fishing in return for funding research and conservation The case discusses the Center s efforts to protect the pristine watersheds of the Kamchatka Peninsula by developing ecotourism to raise funds for conservation Resource Academic Case Topics Corporate Social Responsibility Environment Social Entrepreneurship Gardenburger The CEO of Gardenburger a seller of veggie burger products and other food

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  • Public Management and Social Innovation Program for MBA/Sloan Students : Center for Social Innovation (CSI)
    efforts in approaches to social impact such as corporate social responsibility social entrepreneurship nonprofit management or government Our students leave the GSB prepared to become Corporate executives transforming large industries from within Government leaders who can bridge the public and private worlds Social entrepreneurs leveraging markets and business for the greater good Effective nonprofit executives and board members Skillful advocates moving the social and environmental agenda forward Active volunteers In their own words Jake Harriman MBA 08 Ann Bordetsky MBA 09 Rob Bland MBA 08 I went to business school to start a social venture to fight extreme poverty in Africa I needed to go somewhere that valued social innovation and entrepreneurship Stanford stood out way ahead of its peers in those two categories I decided to come to Stanford because I felt that the future of environmental activity the energy and climate challenges that we face was going to be resolved not just in a policy arena but in a business arena as well I was involved in several service opportunities with the PM SI That is one of the things that will have the most lasting impact on how I think about the world and make personal decisions about what my life mission will be This program was among the first of its kind at an American business school and has shaped many notable leaders intent on creating positive social change including Jacqueline Novogratz CEO and founder of Acumen Fund and Jonathan Reckford CEO of Habitat for Humanity Dean Garth Saloner educating leaders to change the world A 40 year strong community Anniversary Event Highlights Oral History Panel PMP Creation How to Tell Your Story of Impact A 40 year commitment to educating socially conscious leaders community outreach Nonprofit organizations leverage MBA expertise Offer an internship Receive pro

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  • Executive Programs : Center for Social Innovation (CSI)
    to solve the world s toughest social and environmental issues Executive Education 1 to 2 week programs for Business Nonprofit Philanthropy and Government leaders Develop as a leader and equip yourself with the critical knowledge and tools you need to build capacity within your organization and the communities you serve Personalized leadership development updates Create your own online leadership development updates program to Keep yourself abreast of the latest thinking in the field Hear what thought leaders have to say Learn from people in the trenches about what works and what doesn t Conferences and workshops 1 to 2 day events for Business Nonprofit Philanthropy and Government leaders Socially Responsible Supply Chain Conference Advance social and environmental responsibility within your organization Ongoing events Join us for an evening or for a day as we welcome social innovators to share their perspective experience and wisdom about important world issues Programs Admissions Faculty Research Alumni Recruiters Companies News About the GSB Copyright 2009 Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education Giving Privacy Policy Terms of Use Stanford University MBA Program PhD Program Global Innovation Programs Sloan Master s Program Executive Education Summer Institute for General Management Faculty Profiles Research News Course Catalog

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  • GSB Social Innovators : Center for Social Innovation (CSI)
    11 founder of NextDrop were just 2 of the 29 companies invited to present their technology solutions to global problems at the USRio 2 0 conference at Stanford s Graduate School of Business Each of the companies have products based on communication platforms that are relatively inexpensive and easy to use and implement in the developing world Laurene Powell Jobs helps change lives too Silicon Valley Mercury News Mon 12 12 2011 Laurene Powell Jobs MBA 91 wife of the late Steve Jobs has supported a long range of causes from helping disadvanted students and women to donating money to environmental campaigns She has also established the Emerson Collective an organization that focuses on improving academic outcomes for under resourced students in America s public schools Shaun Paterson Provides Eyeglasses To The Vision Impaired In Developing Nations The Huffington Post Thu 09 22 2011 Shaun Paterson MBA 08 is the founder of Shaun s Shades a chic California based eyewear brand that strives to support empower and help solve the problem of visual impairment and eliminate blindness Launched in August the line gives its customers a unique opportunity all those who purchase a pair of Shaun s Shades sunglasses also provide a pair of eyeglasses to one of 285 million people around the world who suffer from visual challenges as part of a buy one give sight mission Hedge Fund Chief Takes Major Role in Philanthropy The New York Times Thu 09 15 2011 Thomas Steyer MBA 83 and his brother James Steyer JD 83 have been working together to build the Center for the Next Generation a nonprofit organization that aims to be a loud voice in major public policy debates Sam Goldman d light design social edge Fri 07 22 2011 Former Peace Corps volunteer Sam Goldman MBA 07 was inspired to make electric lighting affordable to families living in developing nations during his work in Benin Today he makes that dream a reality through d light a social venture that replaces dangerous inefficient kerosene lamps with clean cheap electric lamps around the world Jake Harriman s Nuru International Seeks to End Extreme Poverty West Virginia University Mon 05 23 2011 Jake Harriman MBA 08 fought for his country as a US Marine Recon Platoon Commander But he saw a better way to combat terrorism target extreme poverty that flares in violence in the world s poorest countries Today Nuru International works to empower local communities to uplift themselves from poverty and develop a sustainable path towards a better future Stanford startup wins 50 000 prize in seed competition MercuryNews com Thu 05 05 2011 mOasis a Palo Alto start up led by Yohei Iwasaki MBA 10 won a seed capital competition hosted by North Bridge Venture Partners and Stanford University The company will receive 50 000 in start up funds 25 000 in in kind services and six months incubation space mOasis aims to reduce water shortages by using new conservation strategies Jessica Jackley on Empowering the

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  • Community Engagement : Center for Social Innovation (CSI)
    and alumni provide management expertise to social purpose organizations around the nation and the world and in particular contribute to the well being of the San Francisco Bay Area community In the process participants benefit from rich opportunities to learn and serve How can we reach out to you Summer Interns Hire a Stanford MBA summer intern and gain valuable insight into a challenging project of importance to your organization Supplemental funding available See eligibility requirements for details Impact Labs Mentor a Stanford MBA in a limited engagement hands on learning opportunity in nonprofit board service philanthropy or impact investing to facilitate student exploration of various approaches to have social and environmental impact in the world Strategy Consulting Alumni Consulting Team ACT Leverage the management expertise of Stanford Business School alumni who provide pro bono consulting to Bay Area nonprofit organization Other Resources As much as we would like to work with every organization that seeks to collaborate with the center our staff capability is limited We provide here other pro bono resources that you might want to consider Other ways our community engages with the world Some of our programs are run in partnership with globally recognized social entrepreneurs By committing to selected partnerships over several years we foster relationships with leaders and organizations around the world build upon previous learning and establish trust and continuity with partner organizations For that reason we do not frequently enter new partnerships Social Innovation Study Trips During winter and spring breaks Stanford MBA students accompanied by a faculty adviser travel to meet with innovative organizations around the world and see through engaged service and firsthand experience how their management education can contribute to effective and sustainable solutions Service Day Each year the business school s students staff and faculty partner with Bay

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  • Events : Center for Social Innovation (CSI)
    Graduate School of Business is joining with the U S State Department to sponsor USRIO 2 0 Bridging Connection Technologies and Sustainable Development an international development conference focused on how social media and mobile networks are helping to improve lives in the developing world This will be the premier U S Government event in the run up to the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 February 2012 In Conversation with Bill Drayton Professor Bill Meehan hosted a fire side chat with Ashoka CEO Founder and MacArthur Fellow Bill Drayton Drayton shared his vision that everyone can be a Changemaker and explained Ashoka s approach to supporting social entrepreneurs group entrepreneurship and the infrastructure to allow this sector to thrive November 2011 Rupert Scofield The Social Entrepreneur s Handbook Co Founder and President of FINCA International Scofield has been a social entrepreneur for 40 years Scofield examined the challenges of running a social enterprise and shared personal success stories and advice on what not to do lessons he learned the hard way November 2011 Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard The Responsible Company Patagonia founder and author of Let My People Go Surfing Yvon Chouinard discussed how to lighten your social and environmental footprint and help make economic life more socially just and environmentally responsible Chouinard addressed elements of business responsibility for our time how to our gifts of moral capacity and adaptive ingenuity to take stock of what we do how to do less harm to the natural world and each other and how to create healthier businesses in every sense November 2011 A 40 Year Strong Community Anniversary Celebration More than 500 alumni were in attendance as the Center for Social Innovation and its Public Management Program celebrated forty years of educating leaders with an anniversary event that honored the societal contributions of Stanford GSB alumni students and faculty October 2011 TEDx Silicon Valley TEDx Silicon Valley gathered some of the Bay Area s leading thinkers and doers at Stanford s new Knight Management Center to discuss social innovation and explore the emerging concept of Living by Numbers Attendees learned new things people can measure and never thought could be measured and discovered the power of crowd sourcing and the collective power of small coordinated actions May 2011 Avoiding the Slippery Slope Leadership Lessons from Inside the Oil Spill Keynoting the annual Conradin von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture on the Environment Dr Marcia McNutt Director of the United States Geological Survey and Science Adviser to the U S Secretary of the Interior spoke to a business school audience about her role heading the Flow Rate Technical Group which attempted to measure the historic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico February 2011 The Federal Budget and an Innovative Economy The Public Management Initiative at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in partnership with the Washington DC based Committee for Economic Development hosted a dinner forum on the federal budget deficit and its potential impact on innovation Speakers and

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