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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

From Day One
From Day One is an annual tradition designed to engage and connect students to the many ways they can make a difference at Babson and beyond. A collaboration with the Sustainability Office, the Sept 1 with the Sustainable Kitchen Dinner and culminates with From Day One Fest on September 11.



Good Business Fridays
The first Good Business Friday for the Fall Semester will be during From Day One Fest in the Reynold's Courtyard from 12-1:30 p.m. We are lucky to  have the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a conversation about businesses cultivating a culture of health. 


Project ROI Findings
Findings have been released from Project ROI, a study analyzing the financial impacts of Corporate Responsibility and developed in partnership with IO Sustainability, Verizon, and Campbell Soup Company. Among the study's key findings: CR programs can increase revenue by as much as 20%. Read the press release and download the report here.

Food Sol Community Table
Babson Community Table​ is moving to Tuesdays, starting on September 8 from 1-2 p.m. in the ground floor of the Blank Center.

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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.