Editor’s Note

The English version of Stanford Social Innovation Review guides and inspires millions of social changes from around the world and across all sectors of society -- nonprofits, businesses and governments). Through webinars, conferences, magazines, online articles, podcasts, and more, SSIR explores research, theories, and practices across a variety of topics, including human rights, impact investing, and business models for nonprofit organizations.


SSIR is published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) at Stanford University. Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation is the publisher of SSIR China, which brings together the cutting-edge research, practice and experience in social innovation from all over the world, as well as the new opinions of experts and scholars on social innovation.


As a cutting-edge magazine, every issue of SSIR introduces some concepts and methodologies that are unfamiliar to readers and are closely related to current social issues. In this issue, there is critical thinking and articles such as The Civic Science Imperative, Making Founder Successions Work and The Next Phase of Business Sustainability.

Making Founder Successions Work 3
The Next Phase of Business Sustainability 24
Four Strategies for Large System Change 43
The Civic Science Imperative 58
Raising Opioid Addicts from the Dead 78
Waging Lawfare to Save the Planet 98
A Space for Refugees 104
Building Community by Sharing Books 110
Algae for Food and Green Jobs 116
Digital Natives Collect Community Needs 119
Taking Kids Off the Streets in Nigeria 122
Free College 125
Taps and Toilets for All 128
Let Refugees Be Their Own Solution 134
Social Enterprise Is Not Social Change 140
Nonprofit Crime Reduction 149
Teaching to the Life Test 152
Gender and Social Ventures 155
Organizations for All 157
Year of the Woman 164
‘Lao Ba’s Evaluation’: Reconstructing Commercialization in Social Trust 165
Author Intro

SSIR is written by and for social change leaders from around the world and from all sectors of society—nonprofits, foundations, business, government, and engaged citizens. SSIR’s mission is to advance, educate, and inspire the field of social innovation by seeking out, cultivating, and disseminating the best in research- and practice-based knowledge. SSIR is published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) at Stanford University.

Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation is the publisher of SSIR china. Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation is dedicated to engendering an inclusive society. Leping provide an ecosystem to solve social problems for those who care about social development with empathy and passion. leping is the catalyst and market builder for social innovation

As a catalyst and architect for the social innovation ecosystem in China, the Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation accelerates the rapid development of innovative social enterprises through impact-driven investments to facilitate their potential for large-scale social impact. Through a collection of knowledge-based products, Leping develops the social innovation talent pool and idea marketplace. By fostering an ecosystem for a diverse community of social entrepreneurs, Leping promotes achievable, scalable growth for social enterprises.

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