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Identity matters

Ken Banks was appointed a Visiting Fellow in Marketing in 2018, and is currently Head of Social Impact at London-based digital identity …

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Social innovation through housing

Housing associations are now rediscovering their radical and ambitious roots to make a big difference, says Belinda Bell, Director of the Cambridge …

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Egyptian social enterprise

Egypt’s new law restricting non-governmental organisations has created an opportunity for social enterprises to fill the void, says Isabel Brüggemann, PhD candidate …

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Social innovation, over time

Community activists tend to seek urgent solutions, but a new study from the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation emphasises how patience is …

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Why take the Social Innovation Concentration?

It’s an exciting time to be an MBA with a social conscience. What problem could you take on? Whatever it is, the …

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Cambridge Social Innovation Blog

Posts from our guest authors and our staff on social innovation.

Rap therapy for London youth

Rapper Bhishma Asare has set up Rap Therapy, a social venture which teaches young people to be creative and positively express themselves through rap. In this blog, he explains how Rap Therapy started, how it helps youth in South London and the challenges he faces in increasing the initiative’s impact. With a significant rise of […]

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Bhishma Asare
Bhishma Asare

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Critical friends on rebuilding trust – podcast

This podcast series is a place for critical reflection. We invite change makers in business, civil society, policy and academia to the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation to talk about their work, their ideas and their motivation to strive towards to a more just and sustainable world. Critical friends As good intentions alone are not […]

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Saar Francken & Ben Guy
Saar Francken & Ben Guy

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Rebuilding trust in business and technology

In this opinion piece, Fellow of Social Innovation Noa Gafni shares her view on the global decline in trust and how to rebuild this. Trust in the system has decreased in recent years, stimulated by the rise of exponential technologies. Radical transparency has exposed rising inequality and corruption. Social media feeds have been fuelling the […]

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Noa Gafni
Noa Gafni

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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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