The Stanford Innovation Review defines social innovation as "...the best construct for understanding - and producing - lasting social change. In order to gain more precision and insight, we redefine social innovation to mean: A novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than existing solutions and for which the value created accrues primarily to society as a whole rather than private individuals."
We have started a map of the resources available around this exciting topic and hope to continue expanding and improving this view of the social innovation landscape.
Can women lead the social enterprise revolution? Women are now starting social enterprises in rapidly-growing numbers. Women’s traits like compassion, long-term thinking, and social orientation are deemed as no longer weaknesses, but recognized as strengths.