Community Table: Food Sol Community Table meets every Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at various locations around campus. For more information and to register, email Suzy Costello or visit the Food Sol page.
From Day One: This annual event, held the day before the start of classes, turns the Babson campus into a marketplace of social innovation. Creating economic and social value is serious business at Babson, and providing expertise, resources, ideas, and entertainment around making a difference is the focus of this day.
Learning from Leaders (Executive Briefings): The challenges facing our world grow increasingly more complex, affecting corporations, communities, citizens and the natural environment. Fortunately, the past decade has seen an explosion of interest and development in social innovation—a discipline that employs entrepreneurial knowledge and methods to develop solutions to pressing social issues. For many companies, even those with long traditions of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility, there is a growing consensus that their current models of corporate engagement with society are insufficient, and that new approaches need to be developed. Babson’s mission is to create social and economic value simultaneously, not sequentially. Executives from all over come to Babson to share how they lead for corporate social value creation and use the power of business to create a just and sustainable world.
Babson Board Fellows: Babson Board Fellows is 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 well as from student contributions to board committees and special projects. Students benefit from exposure to board-level decision making, mentorship, and through working on projects. The goals of the program are to support local nonprofits, to build a culture of service within the Babson MBA community, and to give Babson students another opportunity to put their MBA skills into practice.
The Lewis Institute Changemaker Award: The Lewis Institute Changemaker Award is designed to recognize members of the Babson Community who have set something in motion in order to create positive change. We invite all members of the Babson Community to nominate an individual who exemplifies the idea of creating positive change. This annual award is presented each April to undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff members (one per category) who are working hard to make Babson--and the world--a better place.
Babson Food Day:
Food is big news these days. Questions of nutrition and health, food safety, supply-chain ethics, energy, sustainability, and access are ever-increasing concerns. On Babson Food Day, we’ll acknowledge and explore these grave dilemmas, but always with an eye toward the “bite-sized” action step that the attendee can take now to begin to make a difference.