Creating Social Value Blog / Corporate Social Relevance

Cheryl Kiser

Creating an Ensemble Educational Experience

Since its inception, The Lewis Institute recognized that leading our community through the journey of creating economic and social value simultaneously was going to take a team of teams. And with the right team of teams, we could design an Ensemble Educational Experience both inside and outside the classroom. How do you begin building an…

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Tips to Move CSR from Philanthropy to Business Strategy

As part of Emily and Cheryl’s Leading for Social Value course last spring, students were asked to write closing blogs with reflections from the seven weeks of the course. This post from Calliope Desenberg, MBA’18 is the fourth in this series of posts we’ll be sharing periodically. Moving from a philanthropy focused corporate social responsibility…

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Storytelling to Amplify Social Value Creation

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 Andrew Franks, MBA’17 is the third in this series of posts we’ll be sharing periodically. One of the observations that has consistently surprised…

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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…