Tag Archives: social entrepreneurship

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 equitableRead 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 fromRead more

Rap about Cambridge Social Ventures Weekend

Rap about Cambridge Social Ventures Weekend

More than 700 social entrepreneurs have come to one of our Social Venture Weekends since 2014… but this is the first time anyone’s been inspired to rap about us! On a sunny weekend this summer, 50 budding social entrepreneurs joined us for the 14th Social Venture Weekend, a three-day workshop at Cambridge Judge Business SchoolRead more

Social entrepreneurship after the Arab Spring

Social entrepreneurship after the Arab Spring

In 2011, hopes of a “new Egypt” inspired mass protests in Cairo which led to the resignation of President Mubarak. Seven years later, the regime change did not bring the social change people hoped for. Egypt is facing a number of straggling social problems, including 34.4 per cent youth unemployment, 27.8 per cent of the population livingRead more

How senior leaders sustain social and business objectives simultaneously

Sustaining social and business objectives simultaneously

To achieve social and business objectives, leaders need to build guardrails and adopt paradoxical frames, argue Wendy Smith and Marya Besharov in this blog based on their research on a leading social enterprise. As our world cries out for repair, organisations have responded. For-profit businesses are adopting socially responsible programs and practices. Nonprofit organisations areRead more

The rise of social extrapreneurship?

The rise of social extrapreneurship?

Social entrepreneurship is all the rage. Delivering social impact through enterprise is lauded by politicians, policy makers and practitioners. Not only should you do well, you should do good as well. It is a message that resonates with many aspiring entrepreneurs as well as social organisations looking to make more impact or strapped for cashRead more

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