GSB SEED Initiative

CEOs share positive impact of SEED’s Transformation Program

The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative working to end the cycle of poverty in developing economies. We believe that business is one of the most powerful engines of change in developing economies—and that the innovative and entrepreneurial mindset that we foster at Stanford can be leveraged across the world.

By focusing on multiple fronts and across multiple time horizons, we’re enabling business executives to lead their regions out of poverty.

Only SEED provides a combination of training, networking support, and on-the-ground coaching for established business leaders; curriculum and programs for Stanford students to inspire the next generation of globally-engaged leaders; and funding for critical research that can lead to breakthrough solutions to alleviate global poverty.