New research indicates that strong stakeholder orientation—when companies’ aim to benefit all parties that could be affected by its success or failure—could help solve inequality by providing competition at the base of the pyramid.
By pooling money, individuals who may otherwise feel powerless are attempting to address imbalances of wealth and influence in the social sector.
At SSIR's 2018 Nonprofit Management Institute, civil society leaders shared insight and inspiration for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion during an era when divisiveness runs through much of the public discourse.
Exposing the problems of policy schools can ignite new ways to realize the mission of educating public servants in the 21st century.
Simple changes in mindset and behavior can break the cycle of strain and mistrust in grantor-grantee relationships.
As technology morphs businesses, markets, and economies, we must reimagine how we educate future managers—the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals provide a North Star.
An international roster of donors has dispersed billions of dollars since 2000 to address social issues targeted by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Their efforts highlight four ways that big bets can achieve big social change.
An excerpt of Twenty Years of Life: Why the Poor Die Earlier and How the Challenge Inequity
A look at three business structures that let social enterprises scale without sacrificing purpose.
Funders and others can better support the involvement of those who use social services in service design and implementation. And by doing so, they can generate more meaningful, systems-level impact.
Organizations are increasingly turning to system change to tackle big social problems. But systems are complex, and mastering the process requires observation, patience, and reflection. To begin, here are two
approaches to pursuing system change.
Civil society can act directly to solve critical problems, but its indirect effect might be just as important: allowing individuals to participate, collaborate, and—in the process—develop into citizens capable of upholding democracy.
The journey toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion has no fixed endpoint, but here are a few places to start.
Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.