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Nesta

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03 Oct 2017

Nesta Impact Investments (NII) was one of the first investors in Europe to develop and grow the field of social impact investment. We believe it is important to show that commercial businesses can achieve social impact and that commercial investors do not have to have a trade-off between...

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Strategy

03 Oct 2017

Nesta Impact Investments (NII) was one of the first investors in Europe to develop and grow the field of social impact investment. We believe it is important to show that commercial businesses can achieve social impact and that commercial investors do not have to have a trade-off between...

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28 Sep 2017

Recent debates about the future of jobs have mainly focused on whether or not they are at risk of automation (Arntz et. al., 2016; Frey and Osborne, 2017; McKinsey, 2017; PwC, 2017). Studies have generally minimised the potential effects of automation on job creation, and have tended to ignore...

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Report

27 Sep 2017

Technology has impacted upon creative work and its associated industries in different ways. Digital Culture, a major longitudinal study of arts and cultural organisations usage of technology in England, charts trends in this area over 2013-2017. It looks at how organisations use digital...

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Report

18 Sep 2017

This is Nesta’s first report for DECODE (DEcentralised Citizen Owned Data Ecosystem), an EU funded project that will create tools that put individuals in control of whether they keep their personal data private or share it for the public good.

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Research report

23 Feb 2017

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  • Digital democracy is a broad concept and not easy to define. The paper provides a granular approach to help encompass its various activities and methods (our ‘typology of digital democracy’).
  • Many initiatives exist simply as an app, or web page
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Guide

18 Jan 2016

This practice guide from the Alliance for Useful Evidence and Nesta's Innovation Skills Team, has been created to help you use research evidence to improve your work.

Research evidence can help you understand what works, where, why and for whom. It can also tell you what doesn’t work, and...

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Research report

04 Jan 2016

This small-scale study, undertaken by NFER and NESTA, revealed both benefits and challenges of implementing a flipped learning approach to mathematics teaching. Flipped learning involves the use of digital technology, such as video, to provide direct instruction on new concepts outside of the...

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Research report

02 Jun 2015

The research uses social media data from Twitter to develop a methodology for understanding the effects of events and conferences.

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  • Social media data offers a rich source of information to understand the effects of events on networking.
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Working paper

13 May 2015

This paper examines a new way of detecting and measuring social action, especially that which takes place below the radar.

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People try to help others in a wide number of ways. Taken together this is social action - the heart of civil society, and the...

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Briefing paper

07 Dec 2013

Systematic reviews provide a vital tool for policy makers and practitioners to find what works, how it works – and what might do harm. Whether it is policing, teaching, social care or any other area of social policy, reviews can inform us about what is known, how it is known, how this varies...

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