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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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Babson Board Fellows Applications Due July 14

Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 cohort of Babson Board Fellows. Open to all current MBAs and MBA alumni, this experiential learning program is a great opportunity to put your MBA skills into practice as a non-voting member of a nonprofit board in the Boston area. Visit the Babson Board Fellows page for more information and to apply.

Celebrating 2017 Changemakers

We are delighted to announce our 2017 Changemaker Award winners and welcome you to join us as we honor them on April 24th at 3pm in an intimate gathering in our office. Alumni: Savitha Sridharan MBA'14, Faculty: Ruben Mancha, Staff: Jim Castrataro, Graduate: Rakibou Ouro-Djobo MBA’18, and Undergraduate: Alex Jong Kyu Lim '18. Talk about a group of people who Do Something That Matters! 

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.