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Café sustainability

Footprints Café, a social venture supported by Cambridge Judge Business School, is included in the Lonely Planet Best in Travel List 2021 for its focus on community.  Georgina Hemmingway Footprints Café, a social venture in Cambodia founded by former Cambridge…

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‘Key’ business ideas

James Timpson, CEO of key-cutting and shoe-repair business Timpson, tells the Social Ideas Podcast at Cambridge Judge Business School why the company hires ex-prisoners and terms its 4,500 employees 'colleagues' rather than 'staff'. James Timpson James Timpson, CEO of the family-owned key-cutting…

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BBC: Voicemail from prison: How a mum and daughter rebuilt their relationship

Prison Voicemail social startup, that helps prisoners to stay in touch with family and friends, is featured in BBC article. “Staying in touch with a loved one in prison can be hard - but a simple voicemail app is making…

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First of its kind

Paper by Dr Neil Stott and Dr Michelle Fava of Cambridge Judge appears in special journal issue on Black Business and Management History. Dr Neil Stott A study co-authored by Dr Neil Stott and Dr Michelle Fava of Cambridge Judge…

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A couple who have just moved into their new home, smiling, surrounded by boxes.

Cambridge Independent: Churchill Gowns’ sustainable mission for graduation gowns – from £28

A feature about Churchill Gowns startup, supported by Cambridge Social Venture programme at Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. The startup offers affordable graduation gowns made from recycled materials. Dr Belinda Bell, programme director at Cambridge Social Ventures, said: “Churchill Gowns…

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MIT Sloan Management Review: Cooperative advantage: Rethinking the company’s purpose

Dr Leon Prieto and Dr Simone Phipps, research fellows at the Cambridge Centre for Social innovation co-authored an article in MIT Sloan management Review on cooperative advantage. “Pursuing a people-centered cooperative advantage can garner meaningful benefits for employees, customers, and…

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Schools Week: Ex-PRU leader’s mentoring project wins prestigious innovation award

GriffinOT, a startup supported by Cambridge Social Venture programme at Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, was a winner of Innovation Award at this year’s Fair Education Alliance (FEA) awards. The startup offers children’s occupational therapy advice online for schools and…

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Eastern Daily Press: Award for city charity working to improve prisoners’ mental health

Prison Voicemail social startup, that helps prisoners to stay in touch with family and friends, scooped the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Criminal Justice Award 2020 which was presented by former Blue Peter and Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas. The…

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The Telegraph: The algorithm designed to spot people at risk of suicide before it’s too late

A feature about Sigma Statistics, that is enabling suicide prevention through data insights. “We are developing technology around predictability,” says founder Matthew Steans. “It’s a very conservative market. Public health and local authorities are wary of data sharing. But we…

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The Guardian: From loo rolls to fashion: how to spend your cash more ethically

An article is featuring businesses that are using customers’ money for good- from sustainable and ethical grocery shopping, to renewable energy and second-hand fashion. Thrift, an online shopping platform for second-hand high-street and designer clothing, where people can donate goods…

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