Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford University
Are social innovation and entrepreneurship truly new fields and worthy of academic research and understanding? Stanford University believes so and has appointed Kriss Deiglmeier to create the Center and its associated programs. Kriss, a social innovator herself, understands the field as a practitioner as well as academic. Her views place the field in the larger context of philanthropy and non-profit management.
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Kriss Deiglmeier is the executive director of the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University.
Kriss Deiglmeier addresses the fact that social innovation is a long process and can take decades to scale. Citing Grameen Bank as a prominent example, Deiglmeier notes, "it took twenty years for it to really even make a dent in terms of reaching millions of people with loans."