Creating Social Value Blog / Tag: Beyond CSR

Creating Social Value Where Opportunity Knocks

By Nisha Munshi, Babson MBA Student and Sr. Regulatory Nutrition Specialist for Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. “You’re a Registered Dietitian and you work for Dunkin’ Donuts?” A bit of an oxymoron, right? I thought so too until I took Babson’s Social Value Creation (SVC) Matters class. After three years of working as a regulatory nutrition specialist,…

Why Social Value Creation Matters

By David Brown, Babson MBA and Executive Director of Technology Underwriting Greater Good. When you think of yourself as well versed in a field, especially a field that you plan to spend your career in, it’s rare when a course can not only surprise you but also provide meaningful conversations that change your perceptions.  While…

CSR Check Up: Healthy or Not?

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis A monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. The Lewis Institute is proud to give thought leaders, innovators and risk takers in their fields a platform to share their perspective with our community. The opinions expressed here are their own.…

Net Impact: Challenging Assumptions

By Alexandre Sene, Babson Fast Track MBA student. I never saw myself as the type to attend a conference on corporate engagement and social responsibility. For the last 8 years I’ve worked in pharma with plenty of room to develop and challenge myself within the field. Anything I wanted to learn or explore was there…

Following the Letter versus the Spirit of the Law

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis A monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. While progressive companies like Unilever, Nestlé, Danone, and others have been “leading the pack” with innovative and profitable CSR strategies, the news of late has also highlighted less salutary backward business behavior.  …

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Microsoft’s Sid Espinosa Reflects on Corporate Citizenship

Sid Espinosa, Microsoft’s Director of Corporate Citizenship, has a recent article in Venture Beat about corporate citizenship: Corporate philanthropy: Good for the Soul and Your Bottom Line. There’s no question what he says is important and very true – he cites a recent study from the Reputation Institute showing that “increasing local community engagement is…