Creating Social Value Blog / Tag: Corporate Citizenship

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,…

Cheryl Kiser

FROM RHETORIC TO REALITY… ISN’T IT TIME!!!

It is finally time to move the often over-used rhetoric of “Our people are our greatest asset” to reality. When employees are treated well, valued for who they are, what they know, who they know and their personal resources a company has more than a win win. They will activate their employees discretionary effort. .…

Debunking a Dangerous Assumption

By Mary C. Gentile PhD, Director of Giving Voice To Values at Babson College I spend all my working hours (and many of the hours when I am theoretically sleeping) sharing an innovative approach to thinking about, talking about and developing values-driven leadership called Giving Voice To Values (“GVV”). GVV is based on the idea…

The Only Thing That Remains Constant

By Jennifer-Trisha Kuhanga, Babson Undergraduate Student and Intern at The Lewis Institute. I have been working with The Lewis Institute since January and we have been developing a project called the Babson Good Business Initiative (BGBI). BGBI is an experimental project that aims to help actualize Babson’s vision to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create both…

Can Entrepreneurial Thinking Make us Safer?

By Nate Garvis, Social Innovation Fellow at The Lewis Institute and Founder of Naked Civics, LLC. What do you do when you’re faced with an ambiguous and unknowable situation; one where the old playbook doesn’t quite apply? You stop planning and get into action. Or, in Babson speak, you jump into Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®.…

Cheryl Kiser

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…

Collaborative Idea Management at Ericsson

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis This is the first of a new monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. Top companies are doing many different things to engage their employees through CSR nowadays. There has, for example, been a big increase in corporate volunteering—including global…