Author Archives: Pam Mungroo

Socially innovating the waste crisis

Socially innovating the waste crisis

Written by Klaus Oberbauer, MSt in Social Innovation alumnus and Programme Manager of Ocean Plastic Prevention, SecondMuse. Indonesia’s collaborative communities At SecondMuse, we build resilient economies in which all people and communities are able to contribute, benefit, and when faced with hardship, recover quickly. We thrive on community-building and seek to champion as many entrepreneurs… Read more

Māori and social innovations in response to COVID-19

Māori and social innovations in response to COVID-19

Indigenous people and the pandemic Written by Dr Ella Henry, Associate Professor and Director of Māori Advancement, Auckland University of Technology School of Business, Economics and Law – Aotearoa New Zealand; and Associate Research Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. COVID-19 has impacted on vulnerable populations around the world, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of… Read more

The Social Innovation Think Tank: Reimagining Capitalism?

The Social Innovation Think Tank: Reimagining Capitalism?

The Social Innovation Think Tank The Social Innovation Think Tank series explores the power of social innovation in the modern world; sharing its necessity and capacity to challenge the status quo. The monthly series is hosted by Dr Neil Stott and Professor Paul Tracey, co-directors of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. They interview academics… Read more

Social Venturing – the Bigger Picture

Social Venturing – the Bigger Picture

In the current political and economic climate, has social enterprise lost the plot? Many a time during the course of my work have I been pressured to take a stand and produce a conclusive, unqualified definition of the term “social enterprise”. Certainly, there is merit in articulating concepts and establishing a common meaning. From a… Read more

The Social Innovation Think Tank: Indigenous Social Innovation

The Social Innovation Think Tank: Indigenous Social Innovation

The Social Innovation Think Tank The Social Innovation Think Tank series explores the power of social innovation in the modern world; sharing its necessity and capacity to challenge the status quo. The monthly series is hosted by Dr Neil Stott and Professor Paul Tracey, co-directors of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. They interview academics… Read more

Passive or Active? Generation Z and the social marketing of Black Lives Matter

Passive or Active? Generation Z and the social marketing of Black Lives Matter

Written by Ineka Hogge, student of MSc in Management (Supply Chains Logistics), Durham University and volunteer for the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation Generation Z and Scaling Social Movements At the age of twenty-two, I belong to Generation Z, defined as individuals born from 1995-2020: we are inherently digitalised in our nature as the ‘digital… Read more

The Hidden Cost of Using Amazon Mechanical Turk for Research: Not a Silver Bullet

The Hidden Cost of Using Amazon Mechanical Turk for Research: Not a Silver Bullet

Written by Antonios Saravanos, Clinical Associate Professor of Information Systems Management, School of Professional Studies, New York University. Antonios is also an Associate Research Fellow for the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation and a graduate of the MSt in Social innovation. The online labour force: worth every penny? Online services to facilitate participant recruitment for… Read more

The Social Innovation Think Tank: Incubation in Isolation

The Social Innovation Think Tank: Incubation in Isolation

The Social Innovation Think Tank The Social Innovation Think Tank series explores the power of social innovation in the modern world; sharing its necessity and capacity to challenge the status quo. The monthly series is hosted by Dr Neil Stott and Professor Paul Tracey, co-directors of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. They interview academics… Read more

Māori & Social Innovation

Māori & Social Innovation

Written by Dr Ella Henry, Associate Professor and Director of Māori Advancement, Auckland University of Technology School of Business, Economics and Law; and Associate Research Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation. (Pictured above – the marae at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand) Kia ora, greetings, I am a Māori/Indigenous woman from New Zealand,… Read more