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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

Good Business Fridays 
This week’s Good Business Friday is a Social Innovator Meet Up featuring YOU! Join us on February 12 from 12-1: 30 PM in the Reynolds Global Lounge.  

MBA Impact Hour
Join us on Tuesday March 8, 4:45-6:15 for the next MBA Impact Hour with Pedro Arce of Eastern Bank. These conversations are open to all Babson MBA students and alumni, but registration is required and attendance capped at 15. To register, please email Jennifer MacDonald at

Social Innovation Quick Service Incubator
Join us on February 17 at 4:30PM in Olin 120 for the first Social Innovation Quick Service Incubator™, a fast-paced group brainstorm to help aspiring entrepreneurs tackle business problems with socially innovative solutions. Learn more and register.

See the calendar to the left for all of our programs and events.

Changemaker Award Nominations are Open!
Know a member of the Babson community who is working hard to effect positive change? Nominations for the 2016  Changemaker Awards are now open. Help us honor those willing to take action to create change for good. Awards will be given in the categories of Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Graduate and Undergraduate. Submit your nominations by March 25.

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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.