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The Lewis Institute

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.

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Apply to the Clinton Global Initiative University​
Applications are now open for the 2016 CGI U at the University of California, Berkeley, which will take place from April 1-3. Submit your Commitment to Action he​re​ before December 4th (Deadline extended).

Good Business Fridays​
Good Business Fridays​ are on pause until after Thanksgiving break. Please join us on December 4th for a conversation about The Daily Table with Senior Director Fredi Shonkoff. 

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.

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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.