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Government public procurement legislation should ‘explicitly ensure’ that calls for tender favour enterprises that pursue social and environmental goals, says new report issued at World Economic Forum in Davos co-authored by Dr Helen Haugh of Cambridge Judge Business School.…

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A young African Xhosa men kneels amongst his vegetables in a wind tunnel in his garden where he grows vegetables and herbs.

Edie: Farfetch launches ‘on-demand’ donation service in circular fashion drive

Digital fashion platform Farfetch has partnered with Thrift startup to launch a new service where customers can donate unwanted clothes and accessories. Thrift, launched by Cambridge Judge alumnus Joe Metcalfe (MST 2009), was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme…

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The Times: Green alert on boiling the kettle for formula milk

Natalie Shenker, co-founder of Hearts Milk Bank social venture, says formula milk is damaging the environment while switching to breastfeeding would benefit the planet as it uses “few resources and produces little waste”. Hearts Milk Bank venture provides surplus milk…

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The Varsity: Is Churchill Gowns a breakthrough in sustainable gowning?

An interview with Oliver Adkins, Cambridge Judge alumnus (PGDE 2014) and co-founder of the Churchill Gowns venture. Churchill Gowns offers affordable graduation gowns made from recycled materials and was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme. “Our gowns are manufactured…

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Business Weekly: Dragons ‘slayed’ by Cambridge’s CleanTech gown gurus

Churchill Gowns, a startup that offers affordable graduation gowns made from recycled materials, has secured a £60k investment after pitching to BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den programme on Sunday 18 August. The co-founders, Oliver Adkins and Ruth Nicholls, accepted Deborah Meaden’s…

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BBC: The One Show

Oliver Adkins, Cambridge Judge alumnus (PGDE 2014) and co-founder of Churchill Gowns, recently appeared on BBC’s The One Show to talk about the cost of graduation and affordable gowns. Churchill Gowns startup was previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme…

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Cambridge News: An award-winning chocolate shop is launching in Cambridge

Harry Specters chocolatiers will be opening a shop in the Grafton Centre this autumn. The startup, previously on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, aims to build confidence in young people with autism by providing employment and free training while enabling…

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Forbes: This fashion brand lets you know exactly who made your clothes

An interview with Jo Salter, founder of the social venture Where Does It Come From? The startup creates high-quality, ethically made clothes that come with their life story. “We have three main social/environmental goals – to create employment and support…

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Khmer Times: Charity… and world domination

Georgina Hemmingway, alumna of the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge (PGDE 2014), talks about her venture Footprint Cafés that aims to generate profits to invest in educational programmes in Cambodia. Georgina is hoping to open a second café…

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Changing the world, one café at a time

A café near the mystical temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, set up with support from Cambridge Judge Business School, provides an opportunity for tourists to give back to the local community. Georgina Hemmingway with the café's general manager,…

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The pink hues of Sunrise over the Angkor Wat temple in Siem Riep, Cambodia.