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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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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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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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‘Standing up for organisational principles’ in the face of stigma

‘Stigma’ if handled properly can bring positive outcomes for organisations by reinforcing identity and purpose, finds new academic study co-authored at Cambridge …

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An ethical ‘footprint’

Cambridge Judge alumna Georgina Hemmingway launches Footprint Cafés, a new chain of sustainable enterprise cafés, with a $150,000 donation from Dr Darrin …

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Award winners

Ventures with Cambridge Judge connections shine at Business Excellence Awards. Three ventures with Cambridge Judge Business School connections were among the prize …

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Whose job is it to save the world?

Climate change, poverty, war, income inequality – someone needs to do something. But who? We asked three leading social enterprise specialists based …

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Generous social incubator donation

University of Cambridge campaign co-chair Sir Harvey McGrath donates £430,000 to Social Incubator East, part of the Centre for Social Innovation at …

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MBAs with a conscience – why social innovation is a growing passion for business school students

The choice used to be simple: make a profit or save the world – but not both. At Cambridge Judge Business School, …

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