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Center for Social Innovation

Students with writing on arms: Push each other; Dream together; Love one another
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The Center for Social Innovation (CSI) educates the future leaders of social and environmental change.

Our mission is to bring social and environmental change to the world. Through research, education, and experiential learning, we strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

We envision a networked community of leaders actively working across sectors, frontiers, and disciplines to build a more just, sustainable, and prosperous world.

Research Services & Support

Stanford GSB faculty conduct research on a variety of topics related to social innovation.

Curriculum Development & Support

The center’s education activities disseminate important ideas to a global community of scholars, field practitioners, and students, providing social innovators with a toolbox to increase their effectiveness.

Student Programs

Through its social innovation curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, and fellowships, CSI strengthens the capacity of MBA and MSx students to develop innovative solutions to complex social and environmental problems.

“It is important to not only recognize and encourage our students in pursuing their interests to serve the public good, but also to provide the resources to make it possible for them to do so. The need now is greater than ever.”

Arjay Miller, professor and dean emeritus

Solving the World's Toughest Problems
Solving the World's Toughest Problems
Tomorrow's social and environmental leaders develop a big-picture understanding of the systems they work within.