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​Good Business Fridays

Join The Lewis Institute every Friday between Noon and 1:30pm in the Reynolds Global Lounge for open and casual discussions about creating and maintaining a business in today’s world.

Some discussions feature guests with insights on a key topic, while others are open forums for students, alums, staff, and faculty to support and advise each other about their business concerns, ventures, and ideas. Come when you can, there is no such thing as late!

Good Business Fridays

Good Business Fridays gather people together who have an interest in combining social impact and profit, and provide a forum to start cultivating their community.

These weekly conversations are a way to accelerate your journey around social value creation and amplify your impact in the space.  There’s something very special and almost counter-intuitive about the model. So much of our work at Babson is about purposeful, strategic action. It’s easy to think: “who has time to sit around and just chat?” But the reality is, a carefully built community of like-minded people is one of the most important assets any entrepreneur can have.

I hope you’ll join us on Fridays at noon in the Reynolds Global Lounge as we explore what it means to create social value through business; what it means to be a social innovator.

Cheryl Kiser
Executive Director, The Lewis Institute

Spring 2016 Good Business Fridays Schedule:  

January 29:  Consulting for Good: How Cause Consulting Drives Business Impact with Mark Feldman, Principal and Managing Director of Cause Consulting

February 5: Cancelled due to snow

February 12:  Social Innovator Meet Up Featuring YOU!

February 19: Profit and Purpose: Disruptive Energy Solutions with Savitha Sridharan, Founder and CEO of Orora Global

February 26: Choosing a Purpose Driven Career with The Peace Corps and Teach for America

March 4: Women's Leadership in Business with Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership and Office of Diversity and Inclusion

March 11: Cultivating the Mindset of a Changemaker and Social Designer with Cheryl Kiser and Emily Weiner

March 25: Empowering Entrepreneurs: Using For-Profit Business to Address Human Rights with Meredith Lockwood, Founder of Relevee

April 1: Impact Investing and Sustainable Development with David Wood, Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investing

April 8: Lucky Iron Fish: A Social Entrepreneur's Story with Gavin Armstrong, Founder and President of Lucky Iron Fish 

April 15: Creating Social Value in College: How Other Babson Students Do It

April 22: Opportunities to Keep Social Innovation and Changemaking Going During the Summer with Cheryl Kiser and Emily Weiner

Past Good Business Fridays

Past GBFs.pdf ​​