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“Life is short, so take the best and leave the rest.”

Tara Heuzé-Sarmini (MPhil in Finance 2014) talks about her motivation to study finance at graduate level and her non-linear career path encompassing an NGO to fight period poverty and a co-living project for single-parent families. Tara Heuzé-Sarmini has always pursued…

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Exploring the partnerships between NGOs and digital philanthropy

by Dr Shonali Banerjee, Research Associate at the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy In her most recent piece for Development in Practice, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) Research Associate Dr Shonali Banerjee investigates the complex role digital crowdfunding platforms play in…

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Intimate technologies for affective development

In her recent piece "Intimate technologies for affective development: how crowdfunding platforms commodify interpersonal connections" for Third World Quarterly, Dr Shonali Banerjee shares findings from her research with philanthropic crowdfunding platforms in India. Hailed by many as transformative fundraising tools for…

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CJBS joins the conversation on fixing food systems

On 12 November, Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) co-organised - with the Global Food Security Initiative/EIT Food and the School of Technology - a panel for Cambridge Zero's Climate Change Festival 2020 to discuss what can be done to increase…

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Stanford Social Innovation Review: Researchers explain how international NGOs pursue advocacy in the face of government opposition

A research paper co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School reconstructs how an international children’s rights organisation worked in Indonesia to disrupt highly institutionalised child marriage. The paper by Dr Laura Claus and Professor Paul Tracey examines how NGOs navigate such…

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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 at Cambridge Judge Business School. Isabel Brüggemann The historic Karnak Temple in the Egyptian city of Luxor is…

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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 BRAC, the world's largest NGO, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, has emphasised the role and importance of social innovation…

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James P. Leape, WWF International: Business, NGOs and the challenge of sustainability

Today's consumer driven culture is ecologically unsustainable; this fact poses a clear challenge to governments who must agree responses to climate change and other issues. But what role can business play? James P. Leape, Director General and Chief Executive of…

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