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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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Announcements and Upcoming Events

Good Business Fridays!
Join us each Friday  for Good Business Fridays, a weekly opportunity to hold conversations around social innovation, entrepreneurship, and responsibility. Good Business Fridays run every Friday, Noon–1:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Global Lounge.  For questions and suggestions, please
email Irene Laochaisri.

2014 Changemakers Announced

Congratulations to all of our 2014 Changemakers, who will be recognized at the annual Changemakers Awards on April 22nd. The following members of the Babson community have been selected as changemakers.
Alumni: Jon Feinman M'10
Faculty: Mary Pinard
Staff: Melissa Shaak
Graduate: Mayank Arora
Undergraduate: Irene Laochaisri

Babson Board Fellows Information Session

Babson Board Fellows​ in an experiential learning program that places Babson MBA students and alumni as non-voting members of nonprofit boards. The nonprofits benefit from fresh insight as wellas from student contributions to board committees and special projects. Join us on April 24th from 12:30-1:30 in Olin Auditorium for the final information session before the fist round 2014 applications are due. 

Social Innovator Awards

This year, The Lewis Institute is honoring two global social innovators: Mick Jackson, Founder and Chairman or Wildhearts, a charity that launches businesses and uses their profits to fund global micro-finance; and Razia Jan, Founder and Director of Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation, an organization that improves the lives of Afghan girls through community-based education.
 ​​The 2014 recepients will be recognized at an awards ceremony on April 17th.

CGIU Attendees to Host GBF

Twelve Babson students were accepted and attended Clinton Global Initiative University over spring break, giving them the opportunity to connect with other students around the country and strengthen their personal passions. These students will host the final GBF of the semester on April 25th, to share their experiences and inspire other students.

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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Upcoming Programs
Babson Board Fellows Information Session Full Details [X]
04/22/2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Babson Campus - Olin Hall - Olin Auditorium
Join us on April 22nd in Olin Auditorium to learn more about the Babson Board Fellows program, an opportunity for graduate students and alumni to be non-voting members on a non-profit board.
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04/22/2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Good Business Friday: Learning from CGIU Full Details [X]
Join us every week as we talk about what it takes to create and sustain a progressive business in today's world. This week, the students who attended the Clinton Global Initiative University in March will discuss what they learned from the conference in respect to their own commitments, and how their lessons can be integrated into everyday business practices. 

Good Business. Every Friday. 12:00-1:30pm. Reynolds Global Lounge. Come when you can, everyone is welcome!
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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
Running a Business Rooted in MissionRunning a Business Rooted in Mission
How to stick to your nonprofit's mission when tough business dilemmas arise.
 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.