Good Business Fridays

Join The Lewis Institute on Fridays for open and casual discussions about creating both profit and purpose.

Good Business Fridays is an Uncommon Table designed for our entire community: undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, faculty, staff, and social innovators.

Every Friday between 12:30–1:30pm
in the Reynolds Global Lounge

Come when you can, there is no such thing as late!

Light snacks are provided, or feel free to bring lunch.

Read Good Business Friday stories on our blog.


Spring 2019 Schedule

Friday, January 25
Open Convo
Why Good Business Friday? How can it help me?
with Cheryl Kiser & Emily Weiner

Friday, February 1
In lieu of GBF, go to Entrepreneuring Age-Tech

Friday, February 8
How can edtech create greater social and economic value?
with Carol Atwood, entrepreneur-in-residence

Friday, February 15
IoT for Good
How can entrepreneurs use IoT to create social change?
with Ken Freitas, MBA'87, executive-in-residence

Friday, February 22
Arts & Business Conversation
What are the implications and opportunities for virtual reality?
with Graham Sack, moderated by professor Ruben Macha
This is a special collaboration with BabsonArts, and will be held in Sorenson Upper Lobby. RSVP

Friday, March 1
Sustainability Frameworks
How can you drive sustainability in your career or business?
with Mark Buckley, One Boat Collaborative

Friday, March 8
Lessons from a Nonprofit Leader
Do you need to be a nonprofit to be a force for good?
with Ashley Stanley, Lovin’ Spoonfuls
in collaboration with CWEL and Women's History Month

Friday, March 15
Open Convo
How can I create change in the world?
with Cheryl Kiser & Emily Weiner

Friday, March 22
No GBF due to spring break

Friday, March 29
In lieu of GBF, go to Babson Sustainability Conference

Friday, April 5
Financial Literacy
How can financial literacy accelerate social impact?
with Kathleen Hevert & Jennifer Bethel, Finance professors

Friday, April 12
UN Global Goals 
How can business tackle the planet’s largest To Do list?
with Cheryl Kiser & Emily Weiner

Friday, April 19
Innovation for Good 
How can I create value by integrating the frameworks of scrum, lean, and design?
with Wiljeana Glover, TOIM professor & Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship faculty director

Friday, April 26
Students Creating Social Value
What are the challenges and opportunities of creating social value?


View Past GBF Schedule