Past Forums


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, Stanford Social Innovation Review hosted leaders from around the world at its 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, importantly, the approaches and programs that are proving to be most effective at creating a more economically just world.