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Cheryl Kiser

Never Underestimate the Power of a Good Conversation

Now more than ever, the need to put our phones away and give presence is being felt in all areas of our lives. As recent articles like: Stop Googling. Let’s Talk. in the NY Times are pointing to, this is no longer a challenge just one generation is facing. It’s something that is becoming so…

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Corporate Social Relevance in Action

At The Lewis Institute we talk about Corporate Social Responsibility differently and believe we take it one step further. We talk about Corporate Social Relevance because to us it directly leads to authentic and powerful social innovation inside companies and outside within our communities and society as a whole. To us this is more than…

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Providing Pathways Not New Ways for Change

“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” -E. O. Wilson We love this quote…

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Ashoka Changemaker Campuses: Acting into a New Way of Thinking

With some time to reflect on my experience last week at the annual Ashoka U Exchange, I see it as both an important marker on this journey of change and Social Innovation and a lovely reunion of friends and colleagues. It’s a time to celebrate where we as Babson are on this journey, where the…

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2015 In the Field

By Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and Babson Social Innovation Lab. Just 3 weeks into the New Year and it feels like things are already in full swing. We hope that the holidays were a peaceful and reflective time and you return to your work energized and full of renewed purpose. Here…

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2014 Year in Review

By Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and Babson Social Innovation Lab The end of another year is in sight; a time to pause and reflect upon the work we’ve done here at The Lewis Institute and Babson Social Innovation Lab. The shifts we’ve seen in the broader business community around creating social…

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T Minus 6 Days to Babson Food Day

As the count down to the 4th Annual Babson Food Day begins, I am smiling all over thinking about how this spirited and absolutely delicious event has taken root over the years. Part of the nationwide Food Day movement, Babson Food Day is designed to be open, accessible, inspiring and relevant to everyone. Though we…

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Kicking Off the Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit in London

I am honored and excited to be invited back for a second year to kick off the Global Entrepreneurship Leadership (GEL) Summit in London tomorrow. The Lewis Institute’s relationship with GEL and their founding organization WildHearts is emblematic of the kinds of relationships we cultivate to stay connected with how social innovation plays out in…

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Creating Social Value

What does it really take to create lasting social value within an organization? Bringing academics, MBA students and active practitioners together for the MBA course Social Value Creation Matters, we went on a 2-year journey to find out. Students were invited to arm themselves with the knowledge they would need to create social value by…

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Big D Tapping into the Entrepreneurial Spirit

A week ago we launched eProv Studio as part of Babson’s Social Innovation Lab. Our first engagement was with a room of enthusiastic, creative, highly engaged and curious 50+ year olds at a pre-conference session for The Institute for the Ages’ Seventh Annual Conference on Positive Aging in Sarasota, Florida. At eProv Studio we believe…