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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.

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HEARTH Uncommon Table Dec 1

Thinking about a career in Social Impact? Come co-create at this Uncommon Table event hosted by Social Sector Impact at The Lewis Institute. Join us Dec 1, 6-8PM for a rapid ideation session for HEARTH Shares, an innovation that infuses the spirit of giving into everyday dining experiences. Light supper will be provided. 

The Responsible Entrepreneur Dec 2

Join us for the last Good Business Friday of the semester December 2 featuring Carol Sanford, Author and Consultant for Google, Seventh Generation, Intel, DuPont, and more. She’ll be there with her new book, The Responsible Entrepreneur, helping us "dream big, promise more and keep raising the bar.”  Reynolds Global Lounge, 12-1:30PM.

Help Haiti Hack Health Dec 5th

The Schlesinger Fund for Global Health Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals, and USAID welcomes members of the Babson and greater Boston communities to an event supporting the Diaspora Challenge Initiative. Gather together to learn about the healthcare challenges that exist in Haiti and to brainstorm sustainable solutions. Monday December 5th, 6-8:30 PM, Olin Hall Needham/Wellesley Room. Dinner will be provided, registration encouraged.

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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.