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The Lewis Institute illuminates pathways for students, faculty, staff, foundations, and corporate partners seeking social innovation solutions.

By drawing upon Babson’s core methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®, we activate unexpected and fruitful collaborations and integrative designs for action. The result is business prosperity and societal improvement. We extend our impact through the Babson Social Innovation Lab, an action tank powered by Toyota, that incubates people and ideas in the world of the social innovation.

Announcements and Upcoming Events ​

Good Business Friday Feb 24

Join us for this week’s Good Business Friday featuring Ken Freitas M'87: Reflections of a Babson Alum’s Nonlinear Journey Through Social Value Creation. 12-1:30 in the Reynolds Global Lounge, open to the entire Babson community, no such thing as late! 

Applications Open for CGI U 2017

Applications are now open for Clinton Global Initiative University Oct 13-15 at Northeastern University. Be a part of this annual meeting bringing together over 1,000 student leaders to creating innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. All current students are eligible to apply, even if you are graduating this May. 

Urban Agriculture Event Mar 8

Join Food Sol Wednesday, March 8, 5-6:30PM for Advances in Urban Agriculture, a panel discussion featuring leaders in urban ag/ag tech education, sustainability, technology, and investing from around Greater Boston. In typical Food Sol fashion, discussion will be audience driven.  This event is free and open to the public, no registration required. 

Nominate a Changemaker

Nominations are open for the 2017 Lewis Institute Changemaker Awards. Help us honor members of the Babson community - students, faculty, staff, and alumni - who are willing to take smart, courageous action to create positive change. Nominations must be submitted by March 31. Multiple nominations may be submitted.

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Babson was awarded with the Ashoka Social Innovators Award in 2011. This honor comes with Babson’s status as an AshokaU Changemaker Campus since 2009.