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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 will focus on Profit and Purpose: Disruptive Energy Solutions featuring Savitha Sridharan M'14. Join us on February 19 from 12-1:30 PM in the Reynolds Global Lounge.  

MBA Impact Hour
Join us on Tuesday March 8, 4:45-6:15pm for the next MBA Impact Hour with Pedro Arce of Eastern Bank. This edition will be held in the Needham/Wellesley Room in Olin Hall and is open to all Babson students, faculty, staff, and alumni. To regist​er, 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 more 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.