Category Archives: Social innovation

The Corporate Pivot: radical change in times of crisis

The Corporate Pivot: radical change in times of crisis

Last year, Professor Paul Tracey, Professor of Innovation & Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School, co-authored a study which focused on the issues of ‘pivoting’ as faced by startups that had to adapt to changing circumstances. In this article, Paul re-examines the concept of pivoting as large companies and corporations radically shift their business modelsRead more

The Cambridge Social Innovation Prize 2020

The Cambridge Social Innovation Prize 2020

What would you do with £10, 000 to help your social enterprise? The Cambridge Social Innovation Prize is in its second year, giving the UK’s outstanding social enterprises the opportunity to be one of the final four to win £10,000 each. With a focus on helping others with basic needs like housing, nutrition and health,Read more

Spotlight

Spotlight gives you the opportunity to learn more about the faculty and staff of the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, the MSt in Social Innovation, and Cambridge Social Ventures. We find out what motivates them and drives their passion for research and practice. Dr Lilia Giugni I always believed that knowledge is power, and thatRead more

The Social Ideas Podcast: LGBTQ+ History Month

The Social Ideas Podcast: LGBTQ+ History Month

#PRIDE #LOVE February 2020 has been a blustery month in the UK, perfect for the rainbow flags which have danced with pride atop many buildings around the country. These many-coloured pennants are held high in the sky with pride, celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK; spreading the love and embracing diversity. LGBTQ+ History MonthRead more

In their hands: the future of social innovation

In their hands: the future of social innovation

A cold, grey January morning cannot dim the proud smiles of our graduands as they make their way into the iconic building that is the Cambridge Judge Business School. The excitement of the greetings between classmates is accompanied by the relief of reaching this moment. The proud faces of their spouses and parents are evidenceRead more

Black History Month: the struggle to be what you can’t see

Black History Month: the struggle to be what you can’t see

Race & Oxbridge It’s amazing how one passing comment can change your life. In my case, it was my daughter who casually announced that places like Oxford and Cambridge were not for people like her. There was no emotion in her voice. For her 13-year old mixed white and Afro-Caribbean self, this was just anRead more

The Social Ideas Podcast: I am because we are

The Social Ideas Podcast: I am because we are

The Social Ideas Podcast The Social Ideas Podcast shares the impact of social innovation, its necessity and its capacity to challenge the status quo. Throughout this series, highly committed change makers in business, civil society, policy and academia will talk about their work, their ideas and their motivation to strive towards to a more equitableRead more

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