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Sharing Insights on CSR

By Brenna Leary ’18. As a student who has been interested in sustainability and the environment since childhood, attending a business school doesn’t necessarily seem like the most comfortable fit. Oftentimes, business students and professors think, speak, and act in economic terms, and it seems as though social and environmental value gets lost in the…

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The Lewis Institute

Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track

The Graduate School has launched a new Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track for MBAs focused on developing the mindset, skills, and competencies needed to create economic and social value simultaneously. The role of business in society has significantly shifted, and business leaders are increasingly challenged with the complexities of “doing well” (economic value), while…

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Cheryl Kiser

Values, Value, or Politics?

By Cheryl Y. Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute & the Babson Social Innovation Lab. For many years we have been in conversation with our students and business leaders about the changing role of business in society. We have discussed the challenges of doing well (economic value) and doing good (social value) simultaneously. We…

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Emily Weiner

Leading for Social Value: Dave Stangis Puts Theory into Practice

By Emily Weiner, Associate Director of The Lewis Institute and the Babson Social Innovation Lab. One week ago, we kicked off our seven-week intensive elective MBA course, Leading for Social Value. This co-created journey with The Lewis Institute, our students, and our featured guests focuses on understanding how to create economic and social value simultaneously,…

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The Lewis Institute

AIM2Flourish Sharing Stories of Positive Action

By Claire Sommer, Communications Director for AIM2Flourish, a movement to change business education for the better by helping students discover, report on, and be inspired by world-benefiting business solutions. Last September, the entire world voted on the 17 biggest challenges facing humanity and pledged to solve them by 2030. These are the United Nations’ Sustainable…

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Emily Weiner

The Power of Relationships to Enhance Learning

The power of community and networks is something Cheryl and I talk and write about quite a bit. Both of us are “collectors of people and relationships” and are constantly working to connect dots for the greater good. These last few weeks, our students were able to benefit from our connections to learn directly from…

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Cheryl Kiser

Reimagining the Workforce of Tomorrow

Two weeks ago I had the honor to be at the Harris Manchester College, Oxford University for a working session on reimagining the workforce of the future. Co-chaired by long-time friend and collaborator Elizabeth Isele, CEO of the Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship (GIEE), and Michael Hodin, CEO of the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA),…

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The Lewis Institute

Advancing a Culture of Health

For the past two decades, health has been identified as the number one social issue affecting business management.  Premiums have doubled over the past decade while coverage has decreased.  At the other end of the spectrum, some highly successful companies have invested in new health, wellness, and fitness practices that might pay dividends if they…

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