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IPS News: BRAC celebrates 50 years – A case for social development founded and led by the Global South

Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing at Cambridge Judge Business School, commented on BRAC celebrating 50 years. In working with millions of people living in extreme poverty, the solutions put forward by BRAC have been borne from innovation through frugality for…

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Population ecology

Study by Dr Helen Haugh of Cambridge Judge Business School looks at survival of newly established social enterprises. Dr Helen Haugh Newly established social enterprises are more likely to survive under conditions that favour commercial but not non-profit organisations, finds…

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Business Weekly: New fund set to trigger social impact economy

Dr Belinda Bell, Visiting Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on the Impact 12 initiative that aims to support social enterprise ventures from within the 12 member universities by providing funding and mentoring.…

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Business Weekly: Social entrepreneurs win Cambridge prize for pandemic response

The annual Cambridge Social Innovation Prize, awarded by Trinity Hall and the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School, to help four outstanding social entrepreneurs with a £10,000 grant to each and advice from experts at the…

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Invested Investor: Take a pass on plastic

Kath Austin, founder of the BeeBee Wraps social venture, talks about the main challenges for her business and how support from the Cambridge Social Ventures programme helped her to move forward. She said mentorship on the programme “really helped me…

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Cambridge Independent: Sook’s first regular customer is organic fare supplier unpckd

A startup that offers package-free household products to consumers is a first pop-up retail customer at Sook’s retail site in Norfolk Street, Cambridge. Tracey Banks, founder of unpackd, says people can pop in on Fridays to browse the stock; additionally…

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BBC Two: Dragon’s Den

Kath Austin, founder of BeeBee Wraps social venture, was recently on the BBC Two’s Dragon’s Den programme pitching to investors. Kath was pitching her business to get investment that would help her business scale up. BeeBee Wraps produces eco-friendly washable…

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Business Weekly: Cambridge leaves ‘Footprint’ in Cambodia and sets sights on new chapter in Thailand

Footprint Cafés, a brainchild of Cambridge Judge alumna Georgina Hemmingway (PGDE 2014), has recently opened an enterprise hub in Cambodia and plans to expand to Thailand with another coffee shop. The venture was also supported by the Cambridge Social Ventures…

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The Guardian: The startups paving the way for a world without plastic

BeeBee Wraps is featured in the article looking on efforts to end our dependence on plastic. The venture, supported by Cambridge Social Ventures, part of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, produces eco-friendly washable biodegradable food wraps that can last…

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University Affairs: Social entrepreneurship gains ground on Canadian campuses

Canada’s universities are launching new programmes aiming to give students an opportunity to tackle issues of importance to their local communities. “The experiential learning aspect is quite important. Part of that is career exploration: ‘What could this mean for me?’”…

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