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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 this fall 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

​Fall 2014 Good Business Fridays

View Fall 2014 Good Business Fridays (pdf)​​

September 12: FME Start with Why

September 19: Role of Good Business in Society with Ken Freitas

September 26: Sports for Good with Lindsey and Justin Kittredge

October 3: Insider's Guide to CGI U with Cheryl Kiser and Emily Weiner

October 10: Ben and Jerry’s Core: It’s More Than Ice Cream with Phil Mirvis

October 17: Feeding Social Innovation with Food Entrepreneurship with Cassandria Campbell and Jackson Renshaw of Fresh Food Generation, and Rachel Greenberger of Babson's Food Sol

October 24: Food is Everyone’s Business: From Social Movement to Business Outcomes with Rob Yaffe and Cheryl Kiser

October 31: Eric Hudson from Preserve

November 7: Using Data to Accelerate Social Impact with Benjapon Jivasantikarn

November 21: Why CSR: A Good Business Analysis with Sandra Waddock

December 5: Does Cause Pay? Why Businesses Care with Craig Bida​​​​

View past Good Business Fridays (pdf)​​​​​