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Can Hong Kong’s private sector be the socially innovative changemaker needed to solve social and environmental challenges?

Can Hong Kong’s private sector be the socially innovative changemaker needed to solve social and environmental challenges?

Written by Yenson She, a graduate of the Cambridge Judge Business School MBA (2014-2015) The opportunities and challenges  We should ask how the how Hong Kong’s private sector can further their efforts in solving social and environmental challenges, not only as a ‘responsibility’ per se, but as their company vision and strategy. There is much… Read more

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

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

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

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

The Social Ideas Podcast: happy birthday, Cambridge Social Ventures!

The Social Ideas Podcast: happy birthday, Cambridge Social Ventures!

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

How you enter social enterprise matters

How you enter social enterprise matters

In many aspects of life where we come from influences where we go next. This also applies to social entrepreneurs: how they transition into social enterprise can play a big role. This blog explores how different starting points matter for the development of social enterprises. Together with Professor Paul Tracey and Reader Neil Stott from… Read more