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February 27, 2023

Center for Social Intervention

Part of the Graduate School of Stanford Business, the Center for Social Innovation educates insightful leaders for social and environmental change. Their curriculum is part of a holistic social-innovation learning model that builds off of the management core curriculum and involves social innovation: impact measurement, human-centered design, systems thinking, and cross-sector approaches.


Students have the opportunity to personalize their coursework to focus in a particular field and shape their academic efforts based on their preferred approach to social impact.

Experiential Learning

Our students learn by doing — embarking on a study trip, working with a mentor in the field, or participating in an investment committee to experience firsthand how their education can make a difference.


We offer financial support to help students who decide to join or start a social or environmental purpose organization get started on their impact journeys.


Academic research and ongoing evaluation are essential to understanding what works and what does not as organizations venture to offer solutions to social and environmental problems. Stanford GSB faculty contribute new thinking on ways to achieve social impact, and we provide research services and support to faculty conducting research on a variety of topics related to social innovation.

Click here to browse their publications and see affiliated faculty: https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/experience/about/centers-institutes/csi

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