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  • Sep
    21
    2021

    Discussion Series

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    Join the Entrepreneurial Leadership Village for its third iteration of the Discussion Series, themed Entrepreneurial Leadership in Action, kicking off on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 6:30 pm! This first session will focus on scaling up small, food-based operations. Featuring Judithe Registre, MSAEL '22, a food-based operation consultant and one of her portfolio companies, Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of the Lewis Institute at Babson and expert in the food industry will lead a discussion on how to invest in and scale a food-based operation from $100k to $1m in revenue.This event will be open for all current Babson, Olin and Wellesley students, staff and faculty to attend in-person; alumni and friends of Babson may join live via WebEx; however seats are limited so advance registration is required. Those joining in person are invited to arrive at 6 pm for a 30-minute networking opportunity. The discussion and live case will begin at 6:30 pm. As always, we encourage our guests to participate in the discussion so please come with questions or advice of your own! Find out more >>
  • Sep
    22
    2021

    Meaningful Business 100: Osmar Bambini

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    How can leaders solve a current pressing need while also building a company that is mindful of the future of work and life on our planet?"I believe in the power of collaboration and in worktivism to solve real problems of our time, looking to the emerging future and the innovation that will support the regeneration of life on the Planet." -Osmar BambiniJoin the conversation on Zoom(Meeting details will be provided in the registration confirmation email.)Umgrauemeio (a Portuguese name based on 1.5C) is the first Brazilian startup with a solution that mitigates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from wildfires through an automatic early-stage fire outbreak detection system for forest fires within three minutes from its beginning.Today, umgrauemeio system monitors 25,000 square miles of forests, agricultural land, and natural reserves, which corresponds to $4 billion of assets. Umgrauemeios system reduced forest-burned area losses by 90%, which considerably reduced CO2 emissions.Osmar Bambini, co-founder and CIO of umgrauemeio, is inspired by how younger generations are influencing the future of work. How can leaders build their company for the new economy that calls on us to be environmentally, economically, and socially responsible? And how can we all embrace the idea of "worktivism" to create a more prosperous life for people and planet?For this conversation, we'll also be joined by Antonio Leblanc (CTO and co-founder) and Daniella Borghi (head of communication and marketing).Read interview with umgrauemeio's CEO and founder, Rogerio Cavalcante.About Meaningful Business 100For this Uncommon Table series, were thrilled to partner with Meaningful Business a curated global network of values-based leaders who are combining purpose and profit to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Well talk to Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) leaders across every industry, role, and company size about how theyre achieving sustainable, positive impact. How do they successfully use a people-centered approach to their business strategy and co-creative partnerships? How do they ensure they are living their values (both as leaders and as a business) and not simply purpose-washing? What are the mindset shifts needed to create long-term economic, social, and environmental value?As with all of our Uncommon Table conversations, come when you can, stay as long as youd like. All are welcome. Find out more >>
  • Sep
    24
    2021

    Good Business Friday: Giving Voice to Values

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    What might our businesses and our world look like if more of us could voice and act on our values effectively? Join our conversation.What might our businesses and our world look like if more of us felt empowered and were skillful and practiced enough to voice and act on our values effectively? What if we could learn the skills and tools needed to act on our values in an authentic and results-oriented way?Join our conversation on Zoom(Meeting details will be provided in the registration confirmation email.)Whether you are a business leader, employee, or practitioner in another field, how can you effectively stand up for your values when pressured by your boss, colleagues, customers, or shareholders to do the opposite? Despite all the internal and external pressures surrounding ethical decision-making, some people do effectively voice and act on their values. So what makes them effective? What do they do differently?Much like athletes who practice and prepare their bodies to bolster their chances of success, those who voice their values in the workplace often rehearse different scenarios and script their conversations in advance. They practice what they would say out loud building a sort of ethical muscle memory, ready to face future ethical dilemmas.Join Mary Gentile, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at The Lewis Institute, Darden School of Business Professor, and founder of Giving Voice to Values (GVV), as she shares concrete examples of how companies, governments, educational institutions, and individuals have used the GVV approach to effectively shift from ethical analysis to ethical implementation. And she will help us explore the key questions: What if I were going to act on my values? What would I say and do? How could I be most effective?About Good Business FridayGood Business Fridays are open conversations around what it means to lead a good business. How can we create economic and social value simultaneously, regardless of what sector or role were in? How do we solve problems as complex as the UN Global Goals?As with all of our Uncommon Table conversations, come when you can, stay as long as youd like. All are welcome. Find out more >>
  • Sep
    28
    2021

    Cookies + Convos with the Centers & Institutes

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    Catch up with friends and the Centers & Institutes at the Arthur M. Blank School of Entrepreneurial Leadership over tasty treats on select Tuesdays in the Blank Center Co-Working space. Share your ideas, ask your questions, and find out what's new, or simply work alongside your peers in a collaborative space where everyone belongs. You'll get to sample some delicious Babson-affiliated food ventures - while you sample all that our Centers, Institutes, AND your classmates have to offer! Register to receive a calendar invite and event reminders. Drop-ins welcome! Find out more >>
  • Oct
    01
    2021

    Good Business Friday: Entrepreneurship in Haiti

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    How can entrepreneurs thrive in vulnerable areas like Haiti? Join our conversation with Rebecca Obounou about creating long-term change.How can entrepreneurs thrive in a country like Haiti? How can we create sustainable opportunities despite numerous hardships and vulnerabilities: poverty, devastating earthquakes and hurricanes, health pandemics, and political unrest? And how can we work together to support long-term systems change?Join our conversation on Zoom(Meeting details will be provided in the registration confirmation email.)Join our conversation with Rebecca Obounou MBA17. Rebecca is a Haitian-American who lived in rural Haiti during her adolescence. Her experience inspired her to create Communities for Haitian Entrepreneurs and Startups (CHES) in 2008, a nonprofit supporting entrepreneurs in rural Haiti through education, funds, mentorship, and shared business models. CHES cultivated many deep relationships and partnerships over the years, impacting over 200 people, many of whom are rural women of all ages. As she said in the song Chanjman that she co-wrote with Haitian musicians and producers, Change depends on us.Rebecca is currently the Assistant Dean of Social Innovation at MITs PKG Public Service Center, where she most recently led their 20th annual MIT IDEAS Social Innovation Awards. She is also a member of the #SHE_BUILDS Global Initiative a platform that connects Haitian women to global opportunities and value chains.While Rebecca was a Babson MBA student, she was in our inaugural cohort of Business & Social Innovation Intensity Track graduates. She also served for nearly three years as the Assistant Director of our action tank on global healthcare entrepreneurship. She continues to inspire the Babson community as a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation.Our Co-HostThis conversation is co-hosted with the Haitian Youth Action Network (AnnPale), with special thanks to Babson student and HYAN project manager, Ariane Raymond '24.About Good Business FridayGood Business Fridays are open conversations around what it means to lead a good business. How can we create economic and social value simultaneously, regardless of what sector or role were in? How do we solve problems as complex as the UN Global Goals?As with all of our Uncommon Table conversations, come when you can, stay as long as youd like. All are welcome. Find out more >>