Stanford Social Innovation Review Podcast

Stanford Social Innovation Review / SSIR

Audio talks and lectures by leaders of social change, co-hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review's Managing Editor Eric Nee.
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Building a Communication Strategy for Diversity and Inclusion

1:14:17 | Mar 26th

Communication strategy can’t be an afterthought for organizations that want to fully embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. It requires a careful examination of words, images, ideas, and narrative framing. Where should you start? Using insight fr...Show More
Getting Local: Collaborating With Communities of Color

47:49 | Mar 12th

“Community-centered” approaches to social change are nothing new. But the term has become a buzzword in the professionalized social impact world, and strategies intended to elevate the needs of grassroots movements often miss the mark. How can nonpro...Show More
Dismantling Invisible Barriers to Capital

1:02:58 | Feb 26th

Research shows that when talented social innovators lack “invisible capital”—the so-called right pedigree, right passport, right skin color, right gender—they may fail to get the attention and investment they need to succeed. How can leaders in phila...Show More
Navigating Double Jeopardy in the Social Sector

50:16 | Feb 11th

Black women face racial and gender stereotypes and biases that often keep success in the hands of the few—and their experiences working in the social sector are no exception. To understand the unique set of racial and gender barriers—coined “double ...Show More
How Client Feedback Helped Transform a Houston Health Agency

09:49 | Jan 29th

Due to her father’s work as an engineer, Paula John moved around a lot in her youth. She often felt seen but not heard in the relationship with her dad. With her own family, she tried hard to listen, and she expected the same consideration from her l...Show More
Increasing Equity and Inclusion in the Arts

1:08:53 | Dec 20th, 2018

What practices make the arts more or less inclusive? At Stanford Social Innovation Review’s 2018 Nonprofit Management Institute conference, leaders from three San Francisco Bay Area arts organizations discuss how they are shaping both their organizat...Show More
Former Prisoner Pays Forward the Gift of Being Heard

07:56 | Nov 27th, 2018

When Shannon Revels came home to Oakland after nearly 15 years in prison, he found his criminal record made it difficult to get a job. But through the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), he found a role first as a janitor then resident service...Show More
Rewriting Our Cultural Narrative for a More Just Society

35:35 | Nov 6th, 2018

The nonprofit Color of Change was formed after Hurricane Katrina to use online resources in the fight for the rights of Black communities in America. Since then, Color of Change has grown into the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, ...Show More
The Tenuous Relationship Between Technology and Social Innovation

53:03 | Aug 28th, 2018

Technology can magnify the power of grassroots organizing and social innovation, but it can sometimes bring about societal harm, whether intentionally or not. At SSIR’s 2018 Frontiers of Social Innovation conference, Rob Reich, a Marc and Laura Andr...Show More
Fostering a Human-Centered Approach to Artificial Intelligence

37:04 | Jul 31st, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI), once a niche discipline within computer science, has blossomed over the past decade—including in the social sector. In this recording from our 2018 Frontiers of Social Innovation conference, Johanna Mair, academic editor...Show More
Embracing Emerging Technology for Social Change

58:09 | Jul 17th, 2018

Emerging technologies like biotech and artificial intelligence have the potential to transform so many of the systems that make up the world around us.         At our 2018 Frontiers of Social Innovation conference, Katherine Milligan, who directs ...Show More
Ending Slavery and Child Labor in Global Supply Chains

1:05:51 | Jul 3rd, 2018

In the mid-1990s, NGO activists began shining a spotlight on the concentrated use of slave child labor in Pakistan to produce soccer balls for the global market. The attention prompted the industry to make deep changes in its supply chain to eliminat...Show More
Creating Enabling Environments for Refugees

33:12 | Jun 19th, 2018

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 65 million people around the world have been forced from home—the highest levels of displacement on record. In her recent SSIR article, “Let Refugees Be Their Own Solution,” E...Show More
Tackling Cyber-hate in Silicon Valley

38:03 | Apr 19th, 2018

As director of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Silicon Valley-based Center for Technology and Society, Brittan Heller oversees efforts to track cyber-hate, and works in partnership with technology companies and law enforcement agencies to reduce b...Show More
How Big Indicators Can Help Solve Global Problems

52:05 | Apr 5th, 2018

To solve “wicked problems” like deforestation and persistent poverty, we not only need better data but also better indicators to identify problems and patterns in real time. Planet Inc., a geospatial organization that has deployed the largest constel...Show More
How Nonprofits Can Find Data-driven Success

32:58 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Good ideas and intentions are not enough to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Many early-stage organizations fail because they lack the tools they need to grow—especially when it comes to collecting data and measuring impact. Data is essentia...Show More
Data Privacy and Security: From Mandate to Mission

58:46 | Mar 8th, 2018

Social sector organizations are increasingly under pressure to better protect the privacy and security of their data. How should they examine their data governance practices to align with the demands of governments, their constituents, and their miss...Show More
Debating the Role of Philanthropy in Democracy

45:37 | Jan 25th, 2018

Given the largely unaccountable position of power held by philanthropists, what role should they play in democratic societies? In this recording from the 2017 Philanthropy Innovation Summit, hosted by Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Socie...Show More
Reigniting Leaders’ Passion to Advance Equity

42:38 | Dec 28th, 2017

Nonprofit leaders can’t continue to do the same things and expect different results in their work to help move the United States toward greater equity. In this podcast from our 2017 Nonprofit Management Institute, PolicyLink President Michael McAfee...Show More
Leading Through Turbulent Times

40:49 | Dec 14th, 2017

Since its founding in 1913, the ADL has fought against the defamation of Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. That mission has kept Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) very busy over the past two years. His tenure has c...Show More
Shifting Philanthropy to a Justice-Minded Approach

40:34 | Dec 1st, 2017

Youth, families, and residents are the leaders of their own destinies, and yet public institutions oftentimes don’t reflect the demographics of their communities and are not guided by strategies defined community members. In this podcast from our 20...Show More
Bridging the Climate Change Investment Gap

27:14 | Nov 15th, 2017

Investments in discovering and developing new solutions to address climate change are woefully low and have even been falling. Sarah Kearney and Scott Burger discuss how can philanthropists help. More
Learning How to Listen to Beneficiaries

59:31 | Jun 26th, 2017

Valerie Threlfall of the Fund For Shared Insight, Krystle Onibukon of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, and Brad Dunning of the Center for Employment Opportunities talk about building quality feedback loops. More
Unlocking Data and Unleashing Its Potential

1:36:09 | Jun 5th, 2017

Many valuable datasets remain locked away or siloed across different organizations and sectors. This panel from our February data conference looks how we can collaborate better on data projects. More
Prediction vs. Bias in Data: A Debate

1:26:57 | May 29th, 2017

Is it possible to use data to make predictions without enforcing existing biases? 3
Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio: Successful Tech Projects and Social Networks in the Trump Era

59:08 | Mar 13th, 2017

Ways to avoid some all-too-common pitfalls of nonprofit technology, and organizing for success in a new political environment. Part of a partnership with Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio. More
Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio: Digital Inclusion and Creating an Annual Grants Plan

57:42 | Mar 6th, 2017

How can we reach beneficiaries who don't have home access to the internet, and strategies for creating an annual grants plan. Part of a partnership with Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio. More
Lean Experimentation for the Social Sector: Build Smart to Learn Fast

55:06 | Aug 22nd, 2016

How can a nonprofit with limited time and money maximize its chances of success? A talk from our 2015 Nonprofit Management Institute. 11
Thriving in an Age of Volatility

1:13:40 | Aug 11th, 2016

In times of profound turmoil, how can organizations become more resilient and adaptive? A talk from our 2015 Nonprofit Management Institute. 12
The Evolving Role of Social Innovation

37:48 | Aug 2nd, 2016

A conversation about what's next for the social sector, from the concluding session of our Frontiers of Social Innovation forum. 13
How Can We Advance Health Equity?

37:51 | Jul 19th, 2016

Faith Mitchell of Grantmakers In Health, Dr. Robert Ross of The California Endowment, and Nick Tilsen of the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation talk about how their organizations are addressing health gaps among different communities. ...Show More
What Foundations Can Do to Address Inequality

1:08:00 | Jul 5th, 2016

Stanford's Rob Reich moderates a panel with Ford Foundation president Darren Walker and Craig Newmark of Craigslist. 15
What Have We Learned About Fighting Poverty?

1:26:42 | Jun 20th, 2016

Three experts talk about their organizations' experiences tackling poverty, in a panel moderated by SSIR managing editor Eric Nee. 16
Opportunities for a Fresh Start on Race

50:15 | Jun 6th, 2016

Trabian Shorters of BMe Community explains why, if you really want to make a positive impact, it's important to focus on the positive assets rather than the deficiencies of the people you want to serve. More
The Role of Public Policy in Alleviating Poverty

52:38 | May 27th, 2016

To really make a difference in tackling inequality, we need coordination on a range of policy issues, from housing and transportation to jobs and education. 18
Practice Safe Stats! A PSA

36:35 | May 10th, 2016

Listen to Jake Porway, founder and executive director of DataKind, talk about how to “practice safe stats”—that is, how to create data visualizations that are both accurate and inspiring. More
Whose Story Are We Telling?

36:01 | Apr 28th, 2016

Andrew Means, cofounder of The Impact Lab, talks about how to get storytelling and data to work together, rather than against each other. 20
Leveraging Twitter for Nonprofit Initiatives

40:00 | Dec 6th, 2014

What nonprofits can do to maximize their influence on Twitter and through social media in general. 22
From the Marine Corps to Kenya: Ending Extreme Poverty

13:00 | Oct 23rd, 2014

After experience in Iraq as a part of the Marine Corps, Jake returned to business school and took on the challenge to alleviate extreme poverty. From this effort, Nuru was launched in 2008. More
Helping Donors Give Directly to Recipients

09:00 | Oct 23rd, 2014

Give Directly offers a simpler, more personal route of donation - connecting donor to recipient. In this podcast, Paul discusses how technology, a commitment to efficiency, and dedication to improving the donation process on both ends, has made Give ...Show More
Scaling Excellence Successfully

13:00 | Oct 23rd, 2014

In this podcast, Professor Sutton overviews his findings in studying methods for successfully scaling excellence and explains the importance of taking a logical and thought out approach to scaling. More
Bringing Technology-Based Learning to Urban Mexico

42:00 | Oct 23rd, 2014

ENOVA was recently recognized as the winner of Tech Awards 2013 in the Education category for its incredible social impact. 26
A Clear View of Social Improvement: Nazava Water Filters

33:00 | Oct 22nd, 2014

Liesolette Heederick tells us about Nazava Water Filters, winner of Tech Awards 2013 in the Health category for its innovative solution to lack of clean water accessibility in Indonesia. More
Stoves of Empowerment: How A Household Item is Saving Lives

28:00 | Oct 22nd, 2014

Kreger describes how Potential Energy, winner of Tech Awards 2013 in the Economic Empowerment category, innovatively tackles social issues as a nonprofit venture. More
Lessons Learned From Walking to the North and South Poles

24:00 | Oct 19th, 2014

Robert Swan, an inspirational speaker who founded 2041 and the first man to walk to both global poles, addresses his audience about the relationship between passion and reaching goals. More
Delivering Clean Water Using Solar-Powered Pipelines

32:00 | Oct 19th, 2014

In this podcast, Benjamin describes TOHL’s rise to be a global industry leader in water logistics and infrastructure, and how it has been changing lives in the process. More
Social Enterprise through Digital Design

23:00 | Oct 19th, 2014

In this audio lecture, Carl Bass, President and CEO of Autodesk, discusses at Social Innovation Summit 2013 the application of design to solve social problems. 29
Social Problem Solving through Innovation

0:00 | Oct 19th, 2014

This podcast, given by Chris Librie - the Senior Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at HP, describes the corporation's commitment to social responsibility. 30
What California Can Teach Washington

0:00 | Oct 6th, 2014

At the 2013 Stanford Center for Social Innovation’s 2013 Conradin Von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture, Nichols addresses CA's cap-and-trade system and what it means for our environment. More
Shared Measurement and Big Data For Good

0:00 | Jul 28th, 2014

Traditional tools for evaluation and measurement fail to take into account the complexity of an interconnected and digitized world. 34
Optimized Social Responsibility Through Evaluation

0:00 | Jul 18th, 2014

Three evolving approaches to evaluation in social enterprise could change its use in a significant way. 35
Implications for the Social Sector

0:00 | Jul 18th, 2014

In this panel discussion, experts address how the social sector must ask the right questions when developing metrics. 36
Embracing Complexity in Social Enterprise Evaluation

0:00 | Jul 18th, 2014

In this audio lecture, Brenda Zimmerman suggests approaches for addressing complexity in evaluation systems of social enterprise. 37
The Paradoxical Break In Philanthropy

0:00 | Jun 24th, 2014

Ned Breslin and Jacob Lief discuss funding for long-term impact in the current philanthropic system. 38
The Nature of the Future: From Institutions to Amplified Individuals

0:00 | May 21st, 2014

Technology can enable micro-contributions that allow individuals to accomplish difficult tasks in place of institutional approaches. 41
The Science Behind Compassion

0:00 | May 12th, 2014

Dr. James Doty highlights our "compassion deficit" and the need to recognize the societal and individual benefits of altruism. 42
Starting A RYOT In Traditional News

0:00 | May 8th, 2014

Host Ned Breslin speaks with the RYOT founders about their plans to disrupt traditional media by allowing people to “Become the News.” 43
The Whole World In Our Hands

0:00 | Apr 25th, 2014

From the 2013 Nonprofit Management Institute, Kenyon explains how the intersection of mobile, social, and technology is changing nonprofits. 44
Achieve Great Things: The Art and Science of Aspirational Narrative

0:00 | Apr 23rd, 2014

In his 2013 Nonprofit Management Institute talk, Doug Hattaway outlines the components of effective campaigns: an exciting goal, motivational language, and compelling call to action. More
Social Enterprise Enables Hazelnut Farming in Bhutan

0:00 | Apr 15th, 2014

The supply chain is just as important as the product. A social entrepreneur describes his experience dealing with value-creating tools and ensuring corporate social responsibility. More
Rodney Mullen: Innovation Doesn’t Exist In A Vacuum

0:00 | Apr 15th, 2014

Innovation can exist in even the most unlikely forms. A professional skateboarder and the CEO of a social enterprise discuss the intersection of their two fields. 47
Leveraging Social Innovation

0:00 | Apr 7th, 2014

Social innovations in supply chains have the potential for making an impact on a large scale. Experts describe innovations that are benefiting society and delivering economic value. 48
Environmental Sustainability in China Advanced Through Supply Chain Transparency

0:00 | Apr 7th, 2014

Ma Jun, Director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, describes the positive results achieved through the China Water Pollution Map. More
Environmental Sustainability through “Waste to Worth” Vision

0:00 | Apr 4th, 2014

Jill Boughton, CEO of Sustainable WasteResources International, discusses environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility. 50
Tackling Energy Poverty With Pay-As-You-Go Solar

0:00 | Mar 10th, 2014

Lesley Marincola, CEO of Angaza Design, discusses an approach to energy poverty that helps end users afford efficient energy and lighting products. 51
Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Africa

0:00 | Mar 7th, 2014

Ned Breslin speaks with Towera Jalakasi, an innovative entrepreneur who talks about the struggles and rewards of entrepreneurship in a developing economy. 52
Turning Poison into Economic Opportunity

0:00 | Feb 28th, 2014

Arup SenGupta speaks about his project to eliminate arsenic from groundwater without the use of electricity or chemicals. 53
Using Science and Social Enterprise to Improve Rice Crop Yield in India and Bangladesh

0:00 | Feb 26th, 2014

Pamela Ronald, of the University of California, Davis, talks about how her laboratory, in collaboration with other scientists, developed a variety of rice with sufficient submergence tolerance to survive severe flooding. More
Cameron Conaway: Knowing When to “Tap Out” of the Fight

0:00 | Feb 10th, 2014

For MMA fighters and social entrepreneurs alike, truly understanding failure is crucial to achieving success. 55
Quality and Innovation as the Basis for Sustainability

0:00 | Feb 6th, 2014

John Kehoe discusses how the chocolate maker TCHO has encouraged social entrepreneurship in developing countries through innovative supply chain practices. 56
Why Small Does Not Equal Powerless

0:00 | Feb 6th, 2014

An increased demand for energy means an increased need for environmental sustainability. Where does economic development fit in? 57
Social Entrepreneurship and Cocoa Farmers

0:00 | Jan 31st, 2014

TCHO company executive John Kehoe talks about the firm's goals in producing high-end products and helping farmers in developing countries. 58
Social Media on Purpose

0:00 | Jan 21st, 2014

Marcia Stepanek provides a robust framework for building a social media strategy that fits with the organization's mission 59
Social Responsibility Versus Slave Labor Tainted Products

0:00 | Oct 10th, 2013

Katrina Benjamin describes the environmental sustainability problems associated with slavery, and suggests ways that organizations can work to eliminate slavery through cooperative social responsibility. More
LaborVoices: Last-Mile Supply Chain Visibility

0:00 | Oct 10th, 2013

Dr. Kohl Gill of LaborVoices discusses the mobile technology platform and how it can foster accountability and communication from supply chain executives to factory floors. More
Embracing your Inner Punk Rock to Change the World

0:00 | Sep 25th, 2013

Breaking sideways in a world that likes going straight ahead: how the punk rock ethos is the story of social entrepreneurship. 62
Supply Chain Environmental Sustainability, Responsible Corporate Citizenship

0:00 | Aug 16th, 2013

Employing social enterprise to improve packaging, Coca-Cola uses renewable resources and recycling projects to enhance environmental sustainability and international development. More
Redefining Consumerism: Innovations in Product Sustainability

0:00 | Jul 30th, 2013

Today's consumers do not use resources efficiently. But a new model could change how we buy and what we throw away. 64
Corporate Responsibility Through the Stakeholder’s Lens

0:00 | Jul 12th, 2013

CB Bhattacharya explains why the traditional approach to CSR should be reexamined and why a change from top-down to stakeholder-driven initiatives means higher returns. More
New Models to End Extreme Poverty

0:00 | Jul 11th, 2013

Jake Harriman, founder and CEO of Nuru International, traces his personal path towards sustainable solutions to poverty. 67
Thinking about Talent

0:00 | Apr 30th, 2013

Human capital is the most valuable asset in the social sector. Discover how nonprofits can create a recruiting framework and demonstrate organizational value to employees. 68
The Art of Collaborative Leadership

0:00 | Apr 25th, 2013

Rockwood Leadership Institute president Akaya Windwood discusses how we can get movements and sectors to work together to advance the common good. 69
A Crash Course on Creativity

0:00 | Apr 23rd, 2013

Stanford Professor Tina Seelig discusses how to unlock creative genius through a set of tools and conditions we each have in our control—our “innovation engine.” 70
The Critical Role of the Strategic Brand

0:00 | Apr 16th, 2013

Harvard researcher Nathalie Kylander challenges traditional branding principles and proposes a new framework for developing a more strategic brand. 71
New Skills for the New Social Economy

0:00 | Mar 26th, 2013

What is a “social economy” and how is it affecting leaders in nonprofit management? 72
Creating Forces for Good in Nonprofit Management

0:00 | Feb 22nd, 2013

A look at successful strategies of high-impact nonprofits, and how small and local nonprofits can leverage them. 73
Network Mindsets in Nonprofit Management

0:00 | Feb 6th, 2013

Social media guru Beth Kanter discusses how nonprofits can utilize their professional networks to develop a “network mindset.” 74
Connection Technology to Save Lives

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2012

Ridwan Djamaluddin speaks on how Indonesia is using technology to deal with climate threats and implementing early warning systems to save lives. 75
Using Social Media for Social Good

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2012

Stanford business professor Jennifer Aaker discusses how social media can do more than just provide entertainment—it can also prolong or save lives. 76
Entrepreneurship in Service to Economic Growth

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2012

Entrepreneurship concentrating on scientific collaborations and innovations is the key to fostering sustainable economic growth. 77
Mobile Technology for Healthcare

0:00 | Nov 15th, 2012

Eric Dishman, director of health innovation at Intel, asserts that mobile technologies can create sustainable healthcare for all. 78
Info Technology and Sustainable Development

0:00 | Nov 6th, 2012

Michael Jones, Google’s chief technology advocate, discusses how connection technologies are now supporting sustainable development. 79
Environmental Sustainability, Economic Realities

0:00 | Oct 30th, 2012

Fabien Cousteau discusses innovative solutions that address environmental problems and the realities of market economies. 80
Technology and Environmental Sustainability

0:00 | Oct 26th, 2012

Media expert Tim O'Reilly provides insight into how innovative technologies can be used to support sustainable development and power the future. 81
Technology and International Development

0:00 | Oct 26th, 2012

USAID Chief Innovation Officer Maura O'Neill leads a discussion on how connection technologies can support sustainable development. 82
Teaching with Interactive Simulations

0:00 | Oct 9th, 2012

Katherine Perkins discusses what differentiates Physics Education Technology (PhET), and the range of students that have benefited. 83
Health Innovation Challenges in India and Africa: Panel Discussion

0:00 | Sep 27th, 2012

Michele Barry, Director of Global Health Programs in Medicine at Stanford leads a distinguished group of global health professionals who have created innovative programs to benefit their respective countries’ health services. More
Technology in Healthcare Delivery Redesign (2)

0:00 | Sep 17th, 2012

Using workflow automation and tracking solutions to address the needs of the acute care hospital marketplace. 86
Enhancing Educational Data Systems

0:00 | Aug 21st, 2012

In this Stanford University podcast, president Matthew Schnittman discusses the organization’s model for service delivery, and where it’s headed. 87
Investing in Education in China

0:00 | Aug 16th, 2012

Justin Cahill talks about how his enterprise built a company called RISE, which now boasts 30,000 children learning English in more than 100 learning centers in one of the fastest-growing markets in world. More
Promoting Civic Engagement and Voting

0:00 | Aug 8th, 2012

Organizations are finding that subtle changes in language make a difference in how people vote. 90
Promoting Health Through Weight Loss

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2012

Harvard business professor Leslie John reports on studies providing financial and social incentives to get people to lose weight. 91
Environmental Sustainability Through Recycling

0:00 | Jul 24th, 2012

Kate White shares research about how positive and negative messages around recycling influence people’s behavior. 92
Improving Educational Achievement for Minorities

0:00 | Jul 18th, 2012

Stanford assistant professor Greg Walton examines a psychological factor that contributes to inequalities between socially marginalized and non-marginalized groups. 93
Food, Water, and Energy

0:00 | Jul 17th, 2012

In this audio lecture, Dr. Ann Bartuska of the U.S. Department of Agriculture shares her insight on the necessary steps to sustainably feed the nine billion people that will be living on our planet by 2050. More
Mobile and Branchless Banking

0:00 | Jun 27th, 2012

In this audio interview, Sheela Sethuraman speaks with one of branchless banking's greatest proponents and the co-founder of Eko India Financial Services, Abhishek Sinha. 95
The Civic Impact of Youth Volunteerism

0:00 | Jun 4th, 2012

McAdam reviews two follow-up studies of youth activists, and assesses the experiences and their long-term effects on volunteers. 96
Solar Power in a Suitcase

0:00 | Apr 18th, 2012

In this audio interview, Sheela Sethuraman talks with Laura Stachel and Hal Aronson, co-founders of WE CARE Solar, about their effort to combat this issue worldwide. WE CARE stands for Women’s Emergency Communication and Reliable Electricity. https:...Show More
Sustainable Water Treatment

0:00 | Mar 23rd, 2012

How can a young nonprofit organization make a tangible improvement in people's health through clean water using only the power of gravity? 98
Leveraging Online Collaboration

0:00 | Mar 14th, 2012

What happens when you leverage the power of internet volunteerism in much the same way as Wikipedia, but with the intention of translating and subtitling videos? 99
Partnering for Scale and Impact

0:00 | Mar 13th, 2012

How can partnerships help the nonprofit sector navigate legislative hurdles, new leadership, and antiquated business models? 100
Medical Device Innovation: Panel Discussion

0:00 | Feb 14th, 2012

Focusing on unmet needs, healthcare entrepreneurs provide their in-the-trenches perspectives on advancing medical technologies. Working to extend and enhance lives. 101
GSB 2011 Healthcare Summit: Future of the Healthcare Sector

0:00 | Jan 9th, 2012

John Capek talks about ways we can improve the potential success for technologies in order to improve the delivery of healthcare over the next decade. 102
Shared Value - Future of Green

0:00 | Dec 16th, 2011

Mark Kramer discusses the challenges of coordinating corporate social responsibility projects with corporations and the success of the cell phone industry in emerging (third world) markets. More
Cross-Sector Social Innovation

0:00 | Nov 18th, 2011

Buzz Thompson identifies models of collaboration across areas of expertise that can help us solve complex societal issues. 104
How to Cultivate the Best Teachers

0:00 | Oct 26th, 2011

Teachers play a key role in influencing the future not only of students, but of the country and world as a whole. What contributes to teacher effectiveness? More
Capital for Early Stage Innovation

0:00 | Oct 14th, 2011

Representatives from various investment firms explain the medical innovation funding landscape, and advise early stage innovators with creative ways to navigate these complexities. More
Addressing the K-12 Crisis

0:00 | Oct 12th, 2011

Educators, administrators, academics, business people, and politicians talk about potential solutions, what’s working, and what isn’t. 107
Changing Behavior and Changing Policies Panel (Part 3)

0:00 | Oct 11th, 2011

Park discusses how methods of efficiency developed in industries outside of health care need to be brought in to rework the health care industry. 108
EDF Future of Green Calls

0:00 | Oct 3rd, 2011

Daniel Kreeger, Executive Director of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), outlines the relatively new position of Climate Change Officer. 109
The Future of the Healthcare Sector

0:00 | Sep 26th, 2011

Migliori emphasizes the need for change in the healthcare system in order for it to become more sustainable. 111
Education as Social Enterprise in Africa

0:00 | Sep 21st, 2011

Chris Bradford, co-founder of the African Leadership Academy, discusses the role of educational institutions in shaping the future of Africa. 112
Investing in Africa

0:00 | Sep 19th, 2011

Thomas Barry, founder of the Zephyr Management investment firm, discusses widespread opportunities for private equity investment in Africa. 113
Private Equity in Africa

0:00 | Sep 1st, 2011

Thomas Gibian, Chairman of Emerging Capital Partners, discusses the success of his organization in investing in companies across the African continent through seven funds. 114
Leadership Trends of the 21st Century

0:00 | Aug 26th, 2011

The CEOs of three nonprofit organizations reflect upon the speed and tact with which they must adapt their strategies and directions in a new century. 115
Environmental Sustainability and Energy Policy

0:00 | Aug 24th, 2011

In this panel discussion we hear from senior government energy and technology officials on what’s up and coming with respect to environmental responsibility. More
Healthcare and Biotechnology

0:00 | Aug 22nd, 2011

In this panel discussion, company executives discuss how they became entrepreneurs in science and medicine, and what their work entails. 117
Service Innovation

0:00 | Aug 15th, 2011

This panel discussion focuses on healthcare delivery and how experts have sustained in delivering high-quality treatment. 118
2011 Stanford Healthcare Summit

0:00 | Aug 11th, 2011

Psychologist and innovator Dr. BJ Fogg discusses his model which outlines techniques to stop or decrease behaviors that are unhealthy or start or increase more healthful habits. More
Philanthropy and the Free Market in Education

0:00 | Aug 10th, 2011

Jaquelin Hume Foundation Executive Director Gisele Huff talks about the foundation's investment strategy, and why innovation and technology initiatives are significant. More
Solving Infant Mortality with Social Entrepreneurship

0:00 | Aug 8th, 2011

Social entrepreneur Jane Chen discusses the challenges and rewards of the developing an innovative product, and shares insights on the attitudes that allow entrepreneurs to find success. More
Food Industry and Global Health

0:00 | Aug 5th, 2011

Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler discusses how we define the cultural norm for food consumption and what role our government should play in regulating food companies. More
Creating Infectious Action

0:00 | Aug 4th, 2011

Jennifer Lynn Aaker discusses a repeatable method that we can follow to get people to take action, but perhaps even more important, to influence people to get others to take action as well. More
Global Health Speaker Series

0:00 | Jul 29th, 2011

CDC Deputy Director for Policy and Communication Donald Shriber speaks about how the agency coordinates and manages its efforts and resources to respond to emerging threats to global health. More
The Role of the Voluntary Sector in the Era of Health Reform

0:00 | Jul 28th, 2011

Dr. David Shern, CEO of Mental Health America, and Father Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities USA, discuss the potential of nonprofits as catalysts for innovation in health care reform. More
Leveraging Business Assets in Nonprofit

0:00 | Jul 27th, 2011

Jean Oelwang, CEO of Virgin Unite, argues that nonprofit organizations have a lot to learn from the business practices of the private sector if they wish to maximize their impact. More
Stakeholders in Corporate Social Responsibility

0:00 | Jul 8th, 2011

Former Hewlett Packard VP Debra Dunn talks about the technology company’s “DNA for CSR,” and how the firm engages with stakeholders to be good citizens and help improve communities around the world. More
Global Health Speaker Series

0:00 | Jun 29th, 2011

Stanford Professor Robert Proctor presents scholarly research and advocates for pressure against the forces of the tobacco industry. 128
Environmental Sustainability with World Water

0:00 | Jun 27th, 2011

Experts discuss why there are so few investments in water, where the opportunities lie for entrepreneurs and information technology, and what cleantech startups need to know about this sector. More
Promoting Social Entrepreneurship Among Youth

0:00 | Jun 27th, 2011

Bill Drayton, founder and CEO of Ashoka, identifies key skills of change makers and lays out a plan to teach these skills around the world. 129
Grassroots Philanthropy in Schools

0:00 | Jun 21st, 2011

Founder of, an online charity helping students in need, Charles Best talks about how he started the organization and what some of its challenges have been along the way. More
Macroeconomic Perspective on the Budget Deficit

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2011

Joe Minarik, senior vice president of the Committee for Economic Development, talks about the macroeconomic perspective on the U.S. budget deficit and its impact on the US economy. More
Connecting Nonprofits

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2011

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark tells us about how he started CraigConnects, chose areas to support, and selected nonprofits to focus on. 133
Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2011

Haas School professor Severin Borenstein argues that to have a significant impact in the energy market, any renewable alternative must be scalable. ...Show More
Social Entrepreneurship in Education

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2011

EduCare founder and CEO Piyush Mangukiya discusses his commitment to helping students in developing countries and how he started the enterprise. 135
Creating an Innovation Revolution

0:00 | Jun 15th, 2011

Lenny Mendonca discusses the role the federal budget plays in helping or hindering research, development, and private innovation. 137
Saisir les clés du financement social

0:00 | Jun 12th, 2011

Pierre Carpentier, Jean-Michel Lecuyer, & Céline Claverie join for a panel discussion on social innovation and finance; not translated from French to English. 138
Mode d’emploi pour réussir dans l’entrepreneuriat social

0:00 | Jun 7th, 2011

Amandine Barthelemy et Romain Slitine nous expliquent la teneur de l'étude et en dressent une grille de lecture sur l'entrepreneur lui-même, le projet et la méthode employée. More
Bringing Fair Trade to Indigenous Farmers

0:00 | May 11th, 2011

COO of Bats'il Maya Alberto Irezabal talks about the social environment in Chiapas that led to the founding of the organization, and how the co-op works. 141
The Peer Water Exchange: A Platform for Change

0:00 | Apr 29th, 2011

Rajesh Shah, a 2010 Tech Award winner, shares his social entrepreneurship model that leverages technology, new media, and peer interaction to solve the water crisis. More
Pairing Nonprofits with Professionals

0:00 | Apr 27th, 2011

CEO and founder of Catchafire Rachael Chong discusses how her organization started and how it conducts outreach. 143
Environmental Sustainability and Development

0:00 | Apr 19th, 2011

Richard Morse, research associate at the Stanford’s Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, discusses carbon offsets as a way to engage the developing world in climate change mitigation. More
Design Thinking for Social Inclusion

0:00 | Apr 19th, 2011

Jocelyn Wyatt, social innovation lead at IDEO, describes her organization's efforts to use design thinking, a problem-solving system that is grounded in a client's or costumer's needs. More
Entrepreneurs sociaux: rôles et enjeux

0:00 | Apr 18th, 2011

Cyril Jacque et Lisbeth Shepherd invités sont des précurseurs en matière d'entrepreneuriat vert 146
Local Clean Energy for All

0:00 | Apr 14th, 2011

Alexis Belonio has accomplished the seemingly impossible and developed a clean burning cooking stove and continuous-flow industrial flow burner. 147
Environmental Sustainability in Electricity

0:00 | Apr 14th, 2011

Professor Frank Wolak considers how different utility rate structures might accelerate or delay the vision of an intelligent energy supply/demand nexus in the home. 148
Promoting Philanthropy Through Collaboration

0:00 | Apr 14th, 2011

Founder of Taproot Aaron Hurst discusses how the organization started and how it creates its cross-sector collaboration. 149
Carbon Pricing for Environmental Sustainability

0:00 | Apr 5th, 2011

Harvard professor Robert Stavins lays out two instruments for carbon pricing: taxing CO2 emissions and issuing tradable carbon permits. 150
Safe Water in Communities

0:00 | Mar 31st, 2011

A Single Drop for Safe Water Executive Director Kevin Lee, a 2010 Tech Award winner, describes ASDSW's work in the Philippines and beyond. 151
Environmental Sustainability and Clean Energy

0:00 | Mar 30th, 2011

United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu talks about the green technology revolution and why America needs it. 152
Developing Through Mobile Phones

0:00 | Mar 29th, 2011

Sara Chamberlain, the recipient of the 2010 Microsoft Tech Award, discusses BBC Janala, the project harnessing the power of mobile phones in Bangladesh to spread affordable language learning. More
L’entreprenariat social au chevet des plus démunis

0:00 | Mar 26th, 2011

Eric Lesueur relate le lancement et la stratégie de l’entreprise sociale Grameen Veolia Water Ltd dont l’objectif est d’approvisionner le maximum d’habitants des zones rurales en eau potable. More
Jonathan Reckford The Power of Leadership in Social Enterprise

0:00 | Mar 14th, 2011

Habitat for Humanity's Jonathan Reckford talks about what makes an exceptional leader, his career journey, sources of inspiration, and the principles behind managing organizations well. More
Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chains

0:00 | Mar 8th, 2011

Nike’s director of global logistics, Dawn Vance, talks about the company’s journey to integrate sustainability into the supply chain from design through delivery to the retail marketplace. More
Environmental Sustainability in Supply Chains

0:00 | Mar 4th, 2011

Joao Paulo Ferreira, VP of operations of Natura Cosmetics Brasil, discusses the specifics of managing the supply chain, research, and collaborations with communities, NGOs, universities, other industries, and governments. More
Innovations in Global Health

0:00 | Mar 3rd, 2011

Venkatesh Mannar, 2010 Tech Award winner in Health, discusses the large-scale social impact double fortified salt has brought to improving health and nutrition. 158
Sustainability Opportunities in Global Supply Chains

0:00 | Mar 1st, 2011

Jerry Michalski, Andrew Hutson and Gary Gereffi have a conversation about the broad trends in global supply chains and their ongoing work with sustainable development. More
When Corporate Responsibility Means Going Local

0:00 | Feb 24th, 2011

Abhijit Upadhye, an executive with McDonald’s Indian enterprise, discusses meeting the corporation’s quality standards while also appealing to the mostly vegetarian population. More
New Sustainable Business Models

0:00 | Feb 23rd, 2011

Founders Robin Chase (Zipcar) and Adam Lowry (Method) discuss how they brought new, greener ideas to market with successful return for their businesses. More
Sustainability: Can Corporations Really Change?

0:00 | Feb 18th, 2011

Leaders in sustainability, like Levi’s and Diversey, maintain a heritage of environmental consciousness in their business operations. In this audio interview, host Neal Gorenflo publisher of is joined by Maurice Bechard, director of Glob...Show More
Social Enterprise in Food Supply Chains

0:00 | Feb 17th, 2011

Panelists talk about how two organizations have turned the “buy local” motto into an evolving partnership that is making NGO and corporate cooperation in the supply chain arena work for both parties. More
A Witness to the Egyptian Revolution

0:00 | Feb 15th, 2011

Conversations Network Executive Direct Doug Kaye share the story of his trip to Egypt as the country began its possible revolution 164
Fusions et Acquisitions dans l’Economie Sociale

0:00 | Feb 10th, 2011

Les Fusions et acquisitions se justifient-elles dans l'economie sociale ou sont elles le privilege de l'economie capitaliste? 165
Education for the Real World

0:00 | Feb 8th, 2011

Microsoft founder Bill Gates challenges Stanford MBA students to take on the world’s difficult problems as a focus of their career or life mission. 166
Crowd-Sourcing Disaster Relief

0:00 | Jan 25th, 2011

Jeannie Stamberger discuss how to write retweetable messages, how to separate legitimate helpers from posers and how to use social media to prevent loss of life. 16...Show More
International Development and Entrepreneurship

0:00 | Jan 20th, 2011

Nicolas Shea, the innovation and entrepreneurship advisor to the Chilean minister of economy, discusses the Start-Up Chile program. 168
The Role of Social Norms in Energy and Water Conservation

0:00 | Jan 4th, 2011

UCLA Professor Noah Goldstein discusses how the power of social norms can been used to promote energy conservation and other prosocial outcomes. More
Ending the Nonprofit Starvation Cycle

0:00 | Dec 20th, 2010

Why are so many nonprofits in a perpetual starvation cycle? How capacity building and systems are crucial nonprofit building points. 171
Leadership in an Uncertain World

0:00 | Dec 16th, 2010

Challenges nonprofit professionals face in an increasingly fast-paced, demanding world. 172
The Emerging Social Impact Market

0:00 | Dec 15th, 2010

Annually, more than a trillion dollars are spent on millions of American nonprofit and government institutions. And 15 nonprofits are started each day. But there is still not significant progress on social issues in the United States. In this audio l...Show More
Applying Design Thinking to Healthcare

0:00 | Dec 7th, 2010

CEO Joel Sadler about the company’s initial product,an artificial knee joint that is dramatically changing the lives of amputees in developing countries 176
If You Need Something, Just Ask

0:00 | Dec 6th, 2010

Practical solutions to problems such as how to ask people for help, how to motivate people to ask for help, and what to do after people have refused to help. 177
Name Your Price

0:00 | Dec 3rd, 2010

Identity-related purchasing decisions are illuminated by Leif Nelson who shows how cause-related marketing intersects with pay-what-you-want pricing. 178
Firm Stereotypes Matter

0:00 | Nov 22nd, 2010

Marketing professor Jennifer Aaker shows how stereotypes can be reframed to influence consumer behavior for nonprofits. 179
Money Makes People Less Socially Focused

0:00 | Nov 15th, 2010

Marketing professor Kathleen Vohs' research finds that money acts as a psychological resource that changes people's motivations. 181
New Business Models and Metrics for Water

0:00 | Nov 11th, 2010

Ned Breslin talks about performance metrics, planning, and financing practices for a longer term vision for water and sanitation. 182
Can Defaults Save Lives

0:00 | Nov 8th, 2010

How can defaults help you save money, save the environment, and save lives? 183
Political Savvy: Guidebook for a New Landscape

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2010

An accomplished panel of educational reformers share ideas and advice on how to build coalitions, engage with politicians and understand the operational and political challenges ahead. More
20 Years of Business Partnership at EDF

0:00 | Nov 1st, 2010

Cross-sector partnerships in environmental and social innovation that stemmed from the partnership of McDonald's and the Environmental Defense Fund. 186
The World’s Water Infrastructure Challenge

0:00 | Oct 27th, 2010

ITT Corporation’s Colin Sabol talks about the urgent need for investments in water and sanitation infrastructure. 187
Sustainable Water Practices For a Global Corporation

0:00 | Oct 25th, 2010

Environmentally sustainable water use practices can be a source of strategic advantage for businesses in water-distressed regions. 188
Using Technology to Achieve Ambitious Goals: NewSchools Venture Summit Panel Discussion

0:00 | Oct 18th, 2010

Opportunities for learning are now available 24/7/365, as students utilize technology to interact with, learn about and communicate with the world. Mindful of this, educational entrepreneurs have found ways to integrate technology to add breadth and ...Show More
Schools Hit the Big Screen: Influencing the Public Mindset

0:00 | Oct 13th, 2010

Three films, Waiting for “Superman”, The Lottery, and Teached, all of which provide a candid and critical look at U.S. public education, hit the big screen this year. Positioned to generate conversation and action about education reform, these docume...Show More
Water’s Role in Environmental Sustainability

0:00 | Oct 11th, 2010

Water is one of the most hidden of our environmental sustainability issues, and yet it poses critical challenges for our future 191
NewSchools Venture Summit

0:00 | Oct 7th, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Chairman of the House Committee on Education George Miller, address the NewSchools Summit 2010. 192
National Preparedness Month

0:00 | Oct 4th, 2010

For a community to maintain a healthy recovery, FEMA administrator Craig Fugate asserts that private and public groups must work collaboratively to help stabilize an environment after disaster. More
The Role of Business in Disaster Response

0:00 | Oct 1st, 2010

The Business Roundtable's Partnership for Disaster Response has fostered cross-sector and public-private partnerships to help communities in crisis following large-scale disasters. More
Disaster Relief ; How Can Business Help?

0:00 | Sep 30th, 2010

Joe Becker, the Senior Vice President of Disaster Services at the American Red Cross, who explains how partnerships with businesses can bring resiliency back to a community after disaster —. More
Creating a World Without Poverty

0:00 | Sep 29th, 2010

Nobel Peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus talks about how he founded Grameen Bank to offer economic building tools for some of the poorest people in Bangladesh. 196
Hayagreeva Rao - Market Rebels: How Activists Make or Break Radical Innovation

0:00 | Sep 23rd, 2010

From concepts is his book, Market Rebels: How Activists Make or Break Radical Innovation, Stanford Professor Hayagreeva Rao presents the idea of market rebels—those that create radical innovations by challenging preexisting cultural norms. Social mov...Show More
Educational Entrepreneurship

0:00 | Sep 20th, 2010

Educational reformers discuss the importance of innovation in education through social entrepreneurship, with case studies of post-Hurricane Katrina education policies. 198
Environmental Sustainabililty and Water Supply

0:00 | Sep 15th, 2010

Peter Gleick explains how and why the world is in a water crisis that is leading to a disconnect between supply and demand 199
Closing Achievement Gaps

0:00 | Sep 14th, 2010

How the civil rights and education reform movements are similar. 200