From occupational therapist to social innovator

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Written by Kim Griffin, occupational therapist, founder of GriffinOT, and 2021 winner of the Cambridge Social Innovation Prize. Reflecting on twenty years of practice October 2021 marked twenty years since I went on my first paediatric placement as an occupational … Continued

The Art of Questioning

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Written by Dr Michelle Darlington, Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, and Dr Beatriz Acevedo, Anglia Ruskin University. Photography by Eliana Dyer-Fernandes. What is the role of art in social change? This is the core question of the ‘Social Canvas Projects’, … Continued

The power of systems change

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Written by Nora Wilhelm, a social innovator, entrepreneur, and researcher dedicated to a world where people and planet can thrive. Nora is also a graduate of the Masters in Social Innovation. Realising the SDGs by 2030 By now, most of … Continued

Celebrating five years of the Cambridge Social Innovation Prize

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The Cambridge Social Innovation Prize is five years old, and to celebrate five exceptional social entrepreneurs have been recognised for their achievements and ambition in creating social change through business. This year’s winners were selected for their socially impactful practices … Continued

Creating the future of social innovation

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“It is fantastic to graduate yet another amazing cohort of students. Each is an accomplished professional in their own right. Together, they are a potent force for good in the world. It has been a pleasure working alongside such able … Continued

Co-operatively shared value

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Written by Szczepan Orlowski, co-founder of Animorph, a worker-owned software development co-operative. The co-operative focuses on the creation of next generation software aimed at enhancing human potential. Their aim is to deliver cutting-edge innovation whilst remaining responsible and caring. Animorph … Continued

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

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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 … Continued

Socially innovating the waste crisis

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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 … Continued

Māori and social innovations in response to COVID-19

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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. … Continued

The Social Innovation Think Tank: reimagining capitalism?

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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 … Continued