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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 & 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 

Fall Good Business Fridays and MBA Impact Hours

Good Business Fridays kick off this fall Sept 8 with How to Become a Babson Changemaker with Cheryl Kiser and MBA Impact Hours start back up Sept 14 with a conversation with Daniel Dalet ’03, Founder of SoloCoco and 2017 Alumni Rising Star. Check out the program pages for more details and a full schedule.
Save the Date for the 7th annual Babson Food Day Wednesday, October 18. Co-hosted by our extraordinary Entrepreneur in Residence Andrew Zimmern, Babson Food Day 2017 will fuel the energy, creativity, and generosity of eaters and entrepreneurs working together for a brighter food future. This event is free to attend, no registration required, and open to the public.

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.