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Marsh Farm Outreach helped regenerate an area of Luton, UK, by overcoming friction between local officials and grassroots organisers, says a case study from the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Two papers co-authored by Cambridge Judge academics using social innovation approaches to solve defence issues will be presented at a military conference in the US this month. The first outlines suggested improvements to the United Nations (UN) deployment decision-making process, and the second addresses under participation of Asian American Pacific Islanders in the United States Air Force.

While writing her dissertation at Cambridge Judge, Yijing Wang (MSt SI 2019) came up with the idea of founding an impact investing firm in China. It has led to a collection of global accolades, including winning the British Council Study UK Business and Innovation Award. 

Company values reflect a business’s principles to staff, recruiters, clients and investors – shaping office culture and driving growth. In this special Insight article, we talk to 4 ventures which have received support from Cambridge Judge Business School about what company values mean to them.

Two alumna of the Master of Studies in Social Innovation programme at Cambridge Judge Business School are named winners at the annual Academy of Management convention.

A new book from a postdoctoral teaching associate at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation outlines how the unique and localised ‘Harris Tweed’ industry has sustainably navigated global markets.

Social entrepreneurs focusing on day care, supply chains, homelessness, skill development and communications each win £10,000 prize from Trinity Hall and the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation.

Beth Kume-Holland is the Founder and CEO of Patchwork Hub, a venture supported by Cambridge Social Ventures at Cambridge Judge to help inclusive employers connect with skilled disabled job seekers. She talks about bridging the disability employment gap and providing opportunities for all to thrive in work.

The experience of working-class people in elite institutions like banks is far more nuanced than the fish-out-of-water conventional wisdom, finds paper by Sandra Ool, a graduate of the Masters in Social Innovation (MSt 2020) programme at Cambridge Judge.

Social Innovation: The Social Ideas Podcast

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Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation YouTube channel

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The Social Innovation Think Tank

The Social Innovation Think Tank is our new monthly series, exploring the power of Social Innovation. Hosted by Dr Neil Stott and Professor Paul Tracey from the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, each month we’ll hear from change-makers whose socially innovative work is creating a fairer and more sustainable world.

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Social Venturing Conversations

This series of webinars explores the challenges and difficulties social enterprises are facing and will give our guests the opportunity to share their best practices.

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Beyond the Pandemic

Hosted by the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, Beyond the pandemic: equality, diversity and inclusion explores why we need to embed the values and practice of equality, diversity and inclusion within the different infrastructures of society.

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