Winter 2012

Volume 10, Number 1

The winter 2012 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review features a varied collection of articles on the burgeoning field of impact investing. For a fascinating international perspective on the subject, be sure to read “Roundtable on Impact Investing,” featuring Jacqueline Novogratz from Acumen Fund, Alvaro Rodriguez Arregui from the Mexican microfinance bank Compartmentos Banco, Asad Mahmood from Deutsche Bank, and Iftekhar Enayetullah from the Bangladesh social business Waste Concern.

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Connecting Heart to Head

By Ram Nidumolu, Kevin Kramer, & Jochen Zeitz

Leaders of Alcoa and PUMA, two forward-looking multibillion-dollar global companies, describe a framework for sustainable growth.

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Field Report

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A Healthier City

By Meredith May

San Francisco’s five-year-old universal health care program sees positive results.

Case Study

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Nonprofits & NGOs

Change Comes at a Cost

By Donald Haider & Franz Wohlgezogen 1

In 2008, a group of Chicago’s social service agencies formed the Back Office Cooperative, which has produced impressive financial savings. Yet greater efficiency has had a cultural cost.





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