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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 social innovation.

 Announcements and Upcoming Events ​

Pitch Your Ideas with Real Time Feedback

Join the Lewis Institute October 7th for a Good Business Friday to pitch your social impact ideas and get realtime feedback from Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of the Lewis Institute, and Emily Weiner, Associate Director of the Lewis Institute. 12-1:30 in the Reynolds Global Lounge.

Save the Date: Babson Food Day

The sixth Babson Food Day is October 25-26.  This year’s program will feature new sessions on food investing and higher-education food innovation, as well as continuing to showcase and connect eaters and entrepreneurs who are contributing to a brighter food future. Details will become public at babson.edu/foodday​ in the coming weeks, but for now please mark your calendars. ​

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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.