Tag Archives: social innovation

Impact through Engagement

Impact through Engagement

The Impact through Engagement series[1] is a collection of films about the work of social science and economics researchers from the University of Cambridge. The films focus on how the researchers achieve impact through their engagement with non-academic partners. Dr Neil Stott and Dr Michelle Fava, from the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, discuss why… Read more

The Social Ideas Podcast: ‘Slow Prototyping’ for systemic change

The Social Ideas Podcast: ‘Slow Prototyping’ for systemic change

In this episode, MSt in Social Innovation graduate and Global Engagement Office at CERN, Claudia Marcelloni discusses the social innovation lab movement and how its progress inspired her.

Through her research, Claudia discovered the benefits of a slower pace, and how taking time can lead to discoveries that enable systemic change. Read more

The Social Ideas Podcast: Should charities charge fees for services?

The Social Ideas Podcast: Should charities charge fees for services?

Following the crisis, the charity sector experienced a significant fall in income but one area that bucked the trend was the ‘fees for services.’ In this episode, Flora Raffai discusses the answer to her question … Fee or free: Should charities charge beneficiaries fees for services? Read more

Critical friends on researching crime and crime fighting – podcast

Critical friends on researching crime and crime fighting – podcast

The Amongst Critical Friends podcast series is a place for critical reflection. In this edition, we discuss the work of three academics who research organised crime and crime fighting. We ask business management professor Roberto Vona, gender equality expert Dr Lilia Giugni and police researcher Laura Gutierrez how they gain more understanding of organised crime and in which ways… Read more

Rap therapy for London youth

Rap therapy for London youth

Rapper Bhishma Asare has set up Rap Therapy, a social venture which teaches young people to be creative and positively express themselves through rap. In this blog, he explains how Rap Therapy started, how it helps youth in South London and the challenges he faces in increasing the initiative’s impact. With a significant rise of… Read more

Social intrapreneurship – doing good from the inside out

Social intrapreneurship – doing good from the inside out

An interview with Asrif Yusoff, the head of business venture management at a leading energy company and a part-time student at the Cambridge Judge Business School, on leading social innovation within a corporation. You hold an MBA from Imperial College, a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, and you are currently pursuing a… Read more