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Cheryl Kiser

Redefining the Purpose of Business from the Inside Out

What if the purpose of business was redefined?  Who would redefine it?  How would it happen? And who cares? Let’s start with “who cares.” With Gallup International Poll numbers still indicating that over 65% of all employees are disengaged; millennials not wanting to leave their purpose and values at the corporate door; and CEOs continuously challenged…

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SheaMoisture Powers Access for Women

An exciting new partnership with SheaMoisture is enabling us to expand our Babson Summer Study scholarship opportunities for female rising junior and senior high school students. The SheaMoisture #BreaktheWalls Scholarship at Babson will provide full funding for 10 young women through parent company Sundial Brands’ Community Commerce education initiative. The scholarship is part of SheaMoisture’s national…

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Lean for Social Innovation: A Look at Impact

This post is the third in our Spring 2016 series that explores how the Toyota Production System (TPS) philosophy “people are our most valuable resource” is applied in real time at The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) by students in MIS 3535 Lean for Social Innovation. Posts include the opinions of thought leaders and Babson…

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Lean for Social Innovation: People Are Our Most Valuable Resource

By Wiljeana Jackson Glover, Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations and Information Management at Babson College. This post is the first in our Spring 2016 series that explores how the Toyota Production System (TPS) philosophy “people are our most valuable resource” is applied in real time at The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) by students in…

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Lean for Social Innovation: More Food, Good Food, The Right Food

By Wiljeana Jackson Glover, Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations and Information Management at Babson College. This post is the first in our Fall 2015 series that explores how Toyota Production System (TPS) philosophies were applied at The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to support social innovation in MIS 3535 Lean for Social Innovation (held during Spring 2015). Posts include…

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Business for Good

By Mick Jackson, Founder and Chairman of WildHearts. I am honored and excited to bring the WildHearts Global Entrepreneurial Leaders Summit to Babson this fall on September 24th. We have a wonderful relationship with the Lewis Institute and there is no other partner we would rather work with to take the GEL Summit global for…

Cheryl Kiser

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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Breaking Through Sustainability Assumptions

By Ryan Lupberger, Babson Undergraduate Student and Scholar at The Lewis Institute. Assumptions. We all have them and they are a key part of our perception and conversations. Sitting in an FME meeting room, brainstorming for our first business, we came up with a host of ideas. We thought about gels that clean computer screens,…

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Insights from the Inside: Think Beyond the Money

This post is part of a series providing a road map for real world operational management of non-profits and social enterprises. The author, Gene Miller, has held a variety of high-stakes leadership positions in diverse industries through crisis periods and great successes. This series shares her results-based approach, presenting practical guides for how to get…

Emily Weiner

Our Students Re-Imagining Business

In my four years here at Babson, I’ve noticed a sea change in our students and their commitment to challenging the status quo. To be sure, Babson students have always been wired differently and can be counted on to be up to something exciting. But more and more, our students are asking questions about the…