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Innovation ecosystems (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

Innovation ecosystems – networks and places to exchange ideas – are helping to unlock value through collaboration across industries. In this episode, …

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REACH Ely case studies in development

The initial stage of the REACH Ely implementation involves scoping and developing fifty case studies on church buildings and community characteristics with …

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Presentations of REACH Ely

REACH Ely, a three-year project to help communities make fuller use of their historic churches, has recently been presented to the Historic …

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Beneficial charging of beneficiaries

Fears that charities could weaken their legitimacy by charging for services are not borne out by the data, concludes a new study …

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Bishop gives blessing to REACH Ely project

The Bishop of Ely, the Right Reverend Stephen Conway gave his blessing to the REACH Ely project. The Cambridge project team was …

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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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REACH Ely takes part in conferences and events

REACH Ely took part in conferences and workshops in London, Paris and Coventry to discuss the re-imaging of churches. Reimagining Our Churches …

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Project on re-imagining churches receives branding name

Re-imagining churches project given name in line with project’s ambitions. On 8 October 2018, the Cambridge project team attended the Media Action …

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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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‘Emancipatory’ social entrepreneurship

In addition to generating money, entrepreneurial activity by women in the developing world can build confidence and change broader societal attitudes, says …

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Gender and the US military

Some positive steps have been made to improve gender equality in the American military, but some simple further steps could achieve much …

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The social enterprise greenhouse

When it comes to starting social enterprises, Paul Tracey and Neil Stott “would love to see a thousand flowers bloom”. But doing …

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Better hearing through technology

Goshawk Communications, a social venture supported by Cambridge Judge that enhances mobile phones for the hearing impaired, links up with Manx Telecom …

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How to make the right decision

Competing demands can sometimes hamper your ability to make the right decision, but new research suggests there may be a better way. …

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Venturing forth: Goshawk Communications

Anyone who has tried to hold a mobile phone conversation on a noisy train knows how frustrating it can be when the …

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Organising ‘social innovation’

New study from the Centre for Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge calls for three sub-categories of social innovation – social entrepreneurship, social …

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Helping social businesses to grow

Study by University of Cambridge researchers identifies four strategies and two key methods for scaling up social businesses in developing countries in …

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