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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 April 28

Join us this Friday for the last Good Business Friday of the semester: Leveraging the IoT to Solve Big Problems with John Whelan MBA'18 and other special guests. 12-1:30PM in the Reynolds Global Lounge. Open to the entire Babson community.

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.