Social Ventures: The New Frontier

Cambridge Judge Business School Business Briefing 'Social Ventures: The New Frontier?' on 19th Feb 


Professor Paul Tracey & Dr Neil Stott, Cambridge Judge Business School


Are current corporate social responsibility, public sector and social enterprise initiatives creating sustained social and economic value? If not, why not? Is there another way of stimulating organisations to deliver social impact?


In the last few years there has been a significant and sustained global interest in creating social value through social innovation and social enterprise. Creating social value is no longer the preserve of the non-governmental organisations sector, but integral to the strategies of many public organisations and, increasingly, the private sector.


The boundaries between the sectors are becoming blurred in the attempts to tackle 'wicked problems' through social innovation and be seen as 'virtuous organisations'.


Cambridge Judge Business School's Paul Tracey and Neil Stott will argue that the term "social ventures" captures the plurality of this new wave of entrepreneurial, environmental and organisational innovation; organisations that aim to create sustainable social and economic value, encompassing the private, public and third sectors.


They'll suggest that the next generation of social organisations need to move beyond a purely social enterprise mindset.



18:30-19:00Arrival and registration
19:00-20:00 Business briefing
20:00-20:30 Networking reception



£20 per person.



Open to all - attendees are welcome to register up to two professional colleagues.


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