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Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation

Impact and engagement at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation and Cambridge Social Ventures

Each of our research centres has unique ways to engage with non-academic organisations and, through that, to generate real world impact. Dr Belinda Bell This month we decided to share with you the work of the Cambridge Centre for Social…

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Cambridge News: Arabic school teaching refugee children their mother tongue through pandemic

Kalamna startup that was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme run by the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation is featured in the article. The venture provides Arabic language classes to children and adults in Cambridge. Founder Saussan Khalil said:…

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Social impact

People and firms affiliated with Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation are honoured by the social enterprise community. Many people and organisations associated with the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation (CCSI) at Cambridge Judge Business School were honoured by the UK…

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Impact investing

Regulators likely to require companies to publish audited reports on their environmental and social impacts, Sir Ronald Cohen says in University of Cambridge lecture. Regulators are likely in the next three to five years to require that companies publish audited…

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Illustration of a man enjoying the view from polluting factories, smoke is rising, money is raining down.

The Guardian: Secondhand no longer second-best for UK’s ‘circular economy’ consumers

Thrift+, a social enterprise that was previously on Cambridge Social ventures programme run by Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, is featured in The Guardian article on growing interest in second-hand goods during Covid-19. Founder Joe Metcalfe, alumnus of Cambridge Judge…

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Pulse: Anoka Abeyratne elected for the Lead Position of the Royal Commonwealth Society

Social entrepreneur Anoka Abeyratne has been elected the Environmental Lead for the Royal Commonwealth Society, becoming the first Sri Lankan selected for the post. Anoka is graduate of MSt in Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School and has over…

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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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