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KEYNOTE: Belinda Bell

Belinda Bell is Programme Director of Cambridge Social Ventures, an incubator that provides specialist support for social ventures. Cambridge Social Ventures is part of the Centre for Social Innovation at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge where Belinda was previously a Fellow of Social Innovation.

She is a social entrepreneur herself having established a range of social ventures over the last decade including those focusing on finance, ageing and young people. She has acted as a mentor, advisor and supporter to many more social entrepreneurs and has developed a broad knowledge of business and financial models for social innovation.

Her specific interest is in the social finance market and leveraging capital for social impact. She was Founder and first Chief Executive of Foundation East, a groundbreaking community finance organisation where she remains a Director. She undertakes and publishes academic research focusing on emergence of the social finance sector. 

Belinda holds a Masters Degree in Community Enterprise from the University of Cambridge, Bachelors degree in Social Anthropology from Goldsmiths College, University of London she is a Fellow of the RSA and holds a number of Non-Executive Directorships.