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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. By drawing upon Babson’s core competencies, methodologies, and commitment to creating economic and social value everywhere, we help create unexpected yet fruitful collaborations and design knowledge tools that result in business prosperity and societal improvement. ​ 

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From Day One is a marketplace of social innovation, designed to engage and connect students to the many ways they can make a difference at Babson and beyond. This annual tradition kicks off the day before classes begin, literally From Day One, and continues into the following week. Understanding how to simultaneously create social and economic value is serious business, and at Babson we start with that intention From Day One.

Join us on Tuesday, September 2nd for the Babson Sustainable Kitchen Dinner on the Reynolds Courtyard. 

Then, on Friday, September 12 from noon to 2pm, join us for From Day One Fest at Reynolds. 

The Lewis Institute would like to recognize the Social Innovator Award recepients for 2014, Razia Jan and Mick Jackson, as well as the 2014 Changemaker Award recipients Maynak Arora, Jon Feinman, Irene Laochaisri, Mary Pinard, and Melissa Shaak! 

Good Business Fridays!
The Spring session of Good Business Fridays has come to a close, and what a line up it was! Thank you to all who contributed their voices to the conversation. Starting back up this fall, join us each Friday for Good Business Fridays, a weekly opportunity to hold conversation around social innovation, entrepreneurship, and responsibility. For questions and suggestions for future sessions, please email Irene Laochaisri.

Babson Community Table

Food Sol Community Table: Wednesdays, Noon–1:30 p.m. on the Wellesley campus and Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. on the Boston campus
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10/23/2014 All Day Event
For the fourth annual Babson Food Day, we will celebrate with Entrepreneurs in Residence Andrew Zimmern and Gail Simmons on Food Day Eve (national Food Day is October 24). Last year’s event was action packed with good food energy and innovation. Check out the Storify here and stay tuned for a detailed agenda as Babson Food Day approaches.
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10/23/2014 All Day Event
Writing the Book on Creating Social ValueWriting the Book on Creating Social Value
Ana-Lisa Jones M'14 explains how an MBA class inspired the book Creating Social Value.
 Babson College was awarded with the Ashoka Social Innovators Award in 2011.  This honor comes with Babson's status as an AshokaU Changemaker Campus since 2009.