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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.

Announcements and Upcoming Events ​

Good Business Friday Mar 31 

Good Business Fridays are on Spring Break this week. Join us on March 31 from noon to 1:30pm in the Reynolds Global Lounge for Finding Purpose: From Corporate to Nonprofit to Author with Abby Fabiaschi '02, author of I Liked My Life and Director at Made by Survivors.

Social Innovator Panel Apr 5

Join us on Wednesday April 5th at 5pm in Knight Auditorium for a panel with past Social Innovator Award recipients Razia Jan, Gavin Armstrong, Dr. Kwabena Darko, and 2015 Lewis Community Changemaker Award Winner Catalina Escobar. 

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.

Nominate a Changemaker

Nominations are open for the 2017 Lewis Institute Changemaker Awards. Help us honor members of the Babson community - students, faculty, staff, and alumni - who are willing to take smart, courageous action to create positive change. Nominations must be submitted by March 31. Multiple nominations may be submitted.

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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.