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Changemaking at CGI U 2017

Last month, 14 Babson and Olin College of Engineering students attended the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University Annual Meeting at Northeastern University. Cheryl and Emily have been engaged with CGI U since Babson became a University Network member in 2013, and it’s been a tremendous source of joy for them to see our students in action,…

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Collaborating for Solvable Problems

Earlier this year, Babson was invited to participate in PYXERA’s Global Engagement Forum where leaders and influencers from private, public, and social sectors gathered with a goal of developing paths to action on three of the world’s most pressing “solvable problems” – social challenges for which there are known and tested solutions, even on a…

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Becoming a Teacherpreneur

By Kara Falcone (Ms. Falcone to our students!). Kara received her Master’s of Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University in 2016 and has been teaching High School Special Education in Boston since. Her passions include teaching, reading, working with people, putting honey mustard on everything, and a newfound love for entrepreneurship and social innovation.…

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Activating the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As an Entrepreneur in Residence here at The Lewis Institute, Carol Atwood has been a tremendous force in integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into experiential learning opportunities at Babson. She recently led what we hope will be the first of many MCFE (Management Consulting Field Experience) projects focused specifically on activating businesses…

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How to Convince your Stringent CFO to Create Social Impact

As part of Emily and Cheryl’s Leading for Social Value course this spring, students were asked to write closing blogs with reflections from the seven weeks of the course. This post from Andres Cohen, MBA’17 is the second in this series of posts we’ll be sharing periodically. “What is the return on investment of this…

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MBA Course: Closing the Corporate Connection Gap

By Craig Bida, an Executive in Residence and Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at the Lewis Institute. Most companies, particularly big ones, have gotten the memo by now: they’re taking steps—in some cases big, in others small—to leverage their assets in support of important social and environmental issues that they, their employees, and other stakeholders…

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An Open Letter to Fortune 500 Companies

As part of Emily and Cheryl’s Leading for Social Value course this spring, students were asked to write closing blogs with reflections from the seven weeks of the course. We’ll be sharing some of these posts periodically, starting with this open letter to Fortune 500 Companies from Evadne Cokeh, MBA’17. Dear Fortune 500 Companies, I…

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The Growing Field of Corporate Social Innovation

Earlier this year, Senior Fellows in Social Innovation Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis released a white paper for The Conference Board looking at the growing field of Corporate Social Innovation (CSI). This white paper, The New Business of Business: Innovating for a Better World, identifies three interlocking challenges businesses face today: “shareholder demands for growth,…

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Meet Babson Summer Study’s New Faculty Director

By Erika Buckley, Communications and Development Associate for Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs Angela Randolph wants high school students to understand that none of us, including herself, know what we don’t know. Angela sees her role as Faculty Director of Babson Summer Study as helping students widen the lens of their current perspective. “I help students…

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Blue Sky Resolution: Recognizing Companies Combining Profits and Ideals

Recently, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation Lynnette McIntire launched the website Blue Sky Resolution. We caught up with her about the inspiration behind this process and what defines a “Blue Sky” business. Q. You’ve started a new website that features companies combining profits and ideals called Blue Sky Resolution. Why? A. I’ve seen a lot…