Category Archives: Social innovation

Social Enterprise for Social Change: the rise of Newfoundland & Labrador

Social Enterprise for Social Change: the rise of Newfoundland & Labrador

The rural and remote communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, are the source of many fascinating historical and contemporary examples of organising for social change and provide the backdrop and the inspiration for the work of the Centre for Social Enterprise (CSE). Read more

My Social Innovation Story: from fencing to social innovation

My Social Innovation Story: from fencing to social innovation

Written by Rania Rahardja, a student on our MSt in Social Innovation programme, who matriculated with Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. Over the next two years, we’ll follow the journey of some of our Cohort Five students, who started the MSt in Social Innovation programme in September 2020. We’ll learn why they applied to… Read more

The Social Innovation Think Tank: why social innovation?

The Social Innovation Think Tank: why 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

Learning from social anthropology: worldviews, world-making and social innovation

Learning from social anthropology: worldviews, world-making and social innovation

Written by Dr Joana Nascimento, Social Anthropologist and Teaching Associate in the MSt in Social Innovation programme at CCSI Every time someone asks me ‘what is social anthropology, then?’, I’m reminded of the catchy opening line in a slim introductory book (1). ‘If you want to know what anthropology is’, the authors begin, ‘look at… Read more

Removing the Concrete Wall: How to Increase the Number of Black Women in Leadership

Removing the Concrete Wall: How to Increase the Number of Black Women in Leadership

There’s the gender gap and there’s the race/gender gap The ‘glass ceiling’ is now a common term used to reference the set of obstacles women face to hinder their progress in the workplace, especially as they aim to rise up the hierarchy into the upper echelons of top management. It has been found that the… Read more

Student life in a time of chaos

Student life in a time of chaos

Pivoting lifestyles towards a positive mindset For the last three years I have been studying International Business; a subject which in passing may sound dense with its vague title, however, it holds extensive meaning within its context and our society. In September 2019, I chose to study abroad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to fully understand… Read more

The Social Ideas Podcast: the sustainable power of earthworms

The Social Ideas Podcast: the sustainable power of earthworms

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 equitable… Read more

Moving beyond social entrepreneurship

Moving beyond social entrepreneurship

Social Extrapreneurship There is growing interest in expanding our understanding of social innovation, moving beyond social entrepreneurship to address societal challenges through different decision-making levels(1) and the collaboration of multiple actors. Social extrapreneurship(2) is a novel view of entrepreneurship: it can be defined as multi-sectoral collaboration to tackle social challenges through innovative solutions. However, as… Read more

Animorph: encountering our future selves now

Animorph: encountering our future selves now

Written by Szczepan Orlowski, XR Developer at Animorph Converging realities Since Animorph‘s inception we have aimed to transform peoples’ lives using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), as we believe they are the future computing platforms. A quick clarification for those less familiar with augmented or virtual reality. Using a headset, VR entirely immerses… Read more

The digital divide of Latin America

The digital divide of Latin America

Written by José F. Otero, VP Latin America & Caribbean at 5G Americas and student of the Mst in Social Innovation programme. The fragility of humanity vs small virus Sometimes life surprises us with a totally different agenda than we imagined. A sudden blow of reality forces us to contemplate the unthinkable, and engenders creativity,… Read more