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The Lewis Institute

The Lewis Institute illuminates a path for students, faculty, and corporate partners seeking entry into the field of social innovation. 

We help create unexpected yet fruitful collaborations between those who see no distinction between social responsibility and profitability, leading to partnerships that result in business prosperity and societal improvement. Whether it’s the Social Innovation Lab—powered by Toyota—or Food Sol, we’re always pursuing unique ways to change the status quo.

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Nominate a Changemaker

Know a member of the Babson community who is working hard to effect positive change? Nominations for the 2015 Changemaker Awards are now open. Help us honor those willing to take action to create change for good. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 27 at noon.

Good Business Fridays

April 3, Noon-1:30 p.m.
Reynolds Global Lounge

Join in a conversation with Katie MacDonald of CleanTech on the topic of companies greenwashing through marketing.

Food Sol Community Table

Wednesdays, 1–2:00 p.m. on the Wellesley campus For more information, visit

Join us for Community Table on April 1 on the topic of next-generation food retail with Emily Kanter, co-led with CWEL.

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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.