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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 & 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 

Fall Good Business Fridays and MBA Impact Hours

Good Business Fridays continue on Sept 22 with "Values Driving Value Creation" featuring Craig Bida, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation and leading expert in CSR and Brand Value. MBA Impact Hours continue on Sept 26 with a conversation on The UN Sustainable Development Goals with Cheryl Kiser (required session for the Business & Social Innovation Intensity Track). Check out the program pages for more details and a full schedule.
Save the Date for the 7th annual Babson Food Day Wednesday, October 18. Co-hosted by our extraordinary Entrepreneur in Residence Andrew Zimmern, Babson Food Day 2017 will fuel the energy, creativity, and generosity of eaters and entrepreneurs working together for a brighter food future. This event is free to attend, no registration required, and open to the public.

New Business & Social Innovation Intensity Track

Applications are now open for the new Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track for MBAs focused on developing the mindset, skills, and competencies needed to create economic and social value simultaneously. MBAs, including May 2017 grads, are eligible for this designation which combines a rich combination of required course work and entrepreneurial experiences. Learn more.

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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.