Social innovation is the term that has been adopted at York St John University to include all the ideas, processes, policies, practices and structures that help us create social value to our internal and external communities. Social innovation is a dynamic process as well as a goal. It involves addressing social needs, empowering groups and individuals and developing a socially aware community committed to making a difference. It is also a statement of intent in terms of our mindset and disposition towards making a positive contribution. A more in depth discussion of the definition of Social Innovation is provided on other pages.
Our Business School is signed up to the UN PRME principles of ethical management and has joined Business in the Community (see links below). We also uphold the values behind the social and solidarity economy.