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Better hearing through technology

Goshawk Communications, a social venture supported by Cambridge Judge that enhances mobile phones for the hearing impaired, links up with Manx Telecom …

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How to make the right decision

Competing demands can sometimes hamper your ability to make the right decision, but new research suggests there may be a better way. …

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Venturing forth: Goshawk Communications

Anyone who has tried to hold a mobile phone conversation on a noisy train knows how frustrating it can be when the …

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Organising ‘social innovation’

New study from the Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge calls for three sub-categories of social innovation – social entrepreneurship, social …

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Helping social businesses to grow

Study by University of Cambridge researchers identifies four strategies and two key methods for scaling up social businesses in developing countries in …

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Our Thinking

Blog posts from Neil Stott, Executive Director and Paul Tracey, Academic Director at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation.

Mentors: hindrance or help for entrepreneurs?

Recently we noticed a blog from the well-established incubator programme Village Capital explaining why they no longer hold demo days. The author, Ross Baird, points out that “I’ve never seen an investor make an investment decision, ever, as a result of a pitch”. This statement is self-evidently true. And at Cambridge Social Ventures we have never held […]

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The rise of social extrapreneurship?

Social entrepreneurship is all the rage. Delivering social impact through enterprise is lauded by politicians, policy makers and practitioners. Not only should you do well, you should do good as well. It is a message that resonates with many aspiring entrepreneurs as well as social organisations looking to make more impact or strapped for cash […]

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No problem here…..

When issues of women rising to leadership positions arise within organisations there is much squirming in the seats by senior managers (male and female) who invariably believe (or at least articulate) there is no problem here as ability always trumps gender. Since the term ‘glass ceiling’ was coined in 1984 to illustrate the invisible yet […]

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The Social Innovation Blog

Social innovation posts from guest authors.

Want to become a social entrepreneur? The University of Cambridge has you covered!

You are bold, ambitious and determined. As a student at the University of Cambridge you also dream of becoming a social entrepreneur, someone who innovates to create economic as well as social and/or environmental benefits. Fear not, Cambridge has many resources available to support you in this entrepreneurial journey. Just one year ago I commenced my […]

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Portia Asli
Portia Asli
Portia Asli (MBA 2015) is the Co-Founder of Vocalens

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Building ethical cultures by hiring those who voice

In today’s business, it is crucial that companies are known as having the right values and the willingness to pursue them no matter what the cost is. Being a determined value-driven organisation makes customers and other stakeholders trust you. Unfortunately, like people, organisations do not always act in rational ways and mistakes are made that […]

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David De Cremer
Professor De Cremer studies extensively how organisations can promote trustworthy and value-driven work climates by looking at the role of leadership. He has published on these topics in both the top academic and corporate audience outlets and applies this knowledge in his role as advisor to the Novartis AG ethics-based compliance initiative and his role as founder of the Erasmus Center of Behavioral Business Ethics at Rotterdam School of Management. In 2016 he was named one of the Top Global Thought Leaders in Trust by the organisation Trust across America.

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Gender as we know it: rethinking (in)equality in the workplace

It is no mystery that the private sector can be an extremely gendered working environment.   From glass ceilings (invisible barriers preventing women from achieving high profile positions) to the perhaps lesser-known glass cliffs (leadership positions becoming available only when attached to great risks and high chances of failure), gender inequality is a very tangible, […]

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Jessica Rose
Jessica Rose
Jessica Rose is the Senior Associate Director of Development for CJBS and is currently undertaking the Master of Studies in Social Innovation at the School. Previously, Jessica worked as the Director of Development for Teach For Australia, part of the Teach For All global network.

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The challenges for social enterprise

Neil Stott, Chief Executive of the Keystone Development Trust, talks about the challenges of retaining social and financial returns on investment in …

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Your vote can help solve world hunger

A Cambridge Judge Business School team of students is competing in the Hult Global Case Challenge. Here they speak about their idea …

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The motivation to deliver social value give social enterprises a competitive advantage

As government budgets around the world come under increasing pressure, there is renewed interest in what public services can be better delivered …

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Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, BRAC: Want to help? First research

Proper research is vital in helping poverty stricken populations in developing countries, says Sir Fazle Hasan Abed The Chairman and Founder of …

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Caring from the community

The vulnerable elderly could be one group to benefit if new models of social enterprise were funded and developed sooner rather than …

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The Social Innovation Concentration, on the Cambridge MBA

Professor Paul Tracey draws together his wide network of leaders in the sector to deliver the highly personalised Social Innovation Concentration on …

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Stefano Scarpetta, OECD: Youth unemployment and skill mismatch

A Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM) panel discussion entitled ‘Job Mismatch and the Pursuit of Talent’ prompted a variety of …

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