Frontiers of Social Innovation - Podcasts


Around the world, innovative leaders and organizations from the nonprofit, business, and government sectors are pioneering new approaches to help people escape poverty, build livelihoods, and achieve economic security for themselves, their families, and their communities. From cash-transfer programs and peer-based business models to supply-chain reform and initiatives that promote gender capitalism, social innovators are developing novel solutions to the pervasive challenge of economic inequity.

On May 3-5, 2016, SSIR hosted leaders from around the world at our inaugural Frontiers of Social Innovation forum to discuss the best ways to build a more inclusive society. Foundation presidents, scholars, social entrepreneurs, government officials, NGO leaders, philanthropists, and business executives convened at Stanford University to discuss the most recent research and thinking on the causes of social inequities—and the approaches and programs that are proving to be most effective at creating a more economically just world.

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The Evolving Role of Social Innovation

Featuring Zia Khan & Johanna Mair 1

A conversation about what’s next for the social sector, from the concluding session of our Frontiers of Social Innovation forum.

How Can We Advance Health Equity?

Featuring Faith Mitchell, Nick Tilsen, & Dr. Robert Ross

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.

What Have We Learned About Fighting Poverty?

Featuring Asif Saleh, Dean Karlan, Kevin Starr, & Eric Nee 4

Three experts talk about their organizations’ experiences tackling poverty, in a panel moderated by SSIR managing editor Eric Nee.

Opportunities for a Fresh Start on Race

Featuring Trabian Shorters

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.